I winced at that statement believing it to be in error. Tens of thousands? Yes. Hundreds of thousands? NO! He said it was an “incredibly painful” decision to go public with news that Clinton’s emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer. Mrs. Clinton claimed it was one of the reasons she lost the election, and that it wasn’t her fault!
The FBI then scrambled to cover for Comey by issuing the following statement in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“A majority of the relevant emails reached Mr. Weiner’s computer via a backup system from Ms. Abedin’s phone, and that the action was not deliberate, as Mr. Comey implied.” And, “The bulk of the data found occurred as a result of a backup of personal electronic devices, with a small number a result of manual forwarding by Ms. Abedin to Mr. Weiner.”
Comey also stated that Ms. Abedin had a “regular practice” of forwarding messages to Mr. Weiner for him to print out. He has since backed away from that comment as well.
In the FBI letter, it clarified comments made by Mr. Comey stating that “hundreds of thousands of emails had been manually transferred by Ms. Abedin” were actually only two email chains containing classified information to Mr. Weiner’s account.
Boy, he sure was “misinformed” about the investigation he was overseeing! Gee Wally!
Didn’t Comey say all was well with the FBI? No morale issues or concerns about leadership, right?
The Daily Mail and at least one source close to Comey, said his decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material and her email server came after he “could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI,” including some of his top deputies who “felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.”
According to ZeroHedge, Comey’s mishandling of the Clinton investigation resulted in tumult inside the FBI:
James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.
‘The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,’ said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.
‘Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,’ said the source. ‘They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.’
According to the source, Comey fretted over the problem for months and discussed it at great length with his wife, Patrice.
He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.
‘The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,’ the source continued. ‘And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.
Now Comey supposedly created memos of conversations with President Trump and, by his own admission, leaked them to the press.
Comey’s credibility has been eroded by his actions during three presidential terms and his latest missteps may be the ones to finally do him in.