Hillary Clinton made headlines this week when she said during a speech, “If the election were on October 27, I’d be your president.”
Clinton is referring to the fact that October 28th was the date the FBI announced they were reopening their investigation into her emails, which contained unsecured, classified information.
FBI Director James Comey said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that Democrats were flat out wrong to criticize his actions, and that he “wouldn’t change the decision.”
Democratic Senators on the committee scoffed at Comey, asking him why he had decided to reopen a case he had previously said was closed.
To that, Comey had an answer.
Comey said the investigation into Weiner’s laptop showed that Abedin had regularly forwarded emails to her husband, likely for him to print out for her.
He said Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of emails to Weiner, 40,000 of which they reviewed. Three thousand of those were work-related, and 12 of them contained classified information, he said.
In explaining his decision to reopen the investigation, he said investigators found metadata on the seized laptop of Anthony Weiner — top Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s husband — that showed there were “thousands” of Clinton’s emails on the device, including classified information.
Investigators believed the emails could include emails missing from her first three months as secretary of state.
None of these exchanges between Weiner and his wife were done using a secure server, and their messages were susceptible to hackers. Given Weiner’s complicated history, it’s likely that classified information in Hillary’s emails wasn’t all Anthony was exposing.
The disgraced former New York congressman has been caught multiple times sending lewd pictures of himself to girls as young as 15. If Weiner did play a role in Clinton’s demise, it’s his one redeeming quality.
But it seems unlikely that the FBI investigation had anything to do with Clinton’s loss.
Sometimes you just lose because your candidate is a horrible human being, who nobody likes, who cheats and breaks the law and is too lazy to go out and campaign to half-empty elementary school gyms.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas even apologized to Director Comey during the hearing for the backlash he’d received from the left, and said Clinton was blaming “everyone but herself” for her defeat.