FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, confirming that classified emails were sent from Hillary Clinton’s private email server to Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Comey’s testimony also indicated that Huma Abedin — Clinton’s long time aide and most trusted confidant was the one who forwarded the classified information.
Comey says the FBI found classified emails forwarded from Hillary Clinton's email by Huma Abedin to Anthony Weiner
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“His then spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him, I think, to print out for her, so she could then deliver them to the Secretary of State.” Comey said during the hearing.
Willie Geist hosted Morning Joe and began his interview with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) by asking if he believed Huma Abedin’s actions were criminal.
“Do you believe that is a crime?” Geist asked.
Blumenthal indicated that it was possible.
“If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it. Yes, it’s a crime,” he said. “Without knowing what the intentions were and so forth, there is potentially a prosecutable crime.”
“Isn’t that what Director Comey said?” Geist asked.
“There was nothing new to come from this additional trove of emails,” Blumenthal added.
“Should it have been prosecuted?” asked host Joe Scarborough, who rejoined the exchange.
“It still may be potentially. It’s not outside the statute of limitations. Who will decide it? That’s why we need a special prosecutor to review all of this investigative material,” he said before pivoting back to Donald Trump’s “connections” to Russia.
Guests on “The Fox News Specialists” offered keen insight into what this means going forward for the Democratic party and Huma Abedin.
Krystal Ball argued because Democrats are now beginning openly criticize Abedin, it shows that they’re not “reflexively partisan” anymore.
“If there’s some wrongdoing there, then I have no problem with people looking into it,” Ball said.
Eboni Williams quipped that this situation illuminates that Democrats are “sick to death” of hearing about Clinton, Abedin, and Weiner, suggesting Democrats are happy to throw them under the bus.
“I will happily throw Anthony Weiner under the bus,” Ball remarked back to Williams.
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