Startling report says massive amount of Weiner’s emails went unread, when Comey claimed otherwise

A new bombshell report revealed that James Comey’s FBI read less than one percent of the hundreds of thousands of emails contained on disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

RealClear Investigations reporter Paul Sperry uncovered the startling evidence in an investigative report that found, among other things that there were almost 700,000 emails on Weiner’s laptop, not the 300,000 the FBI claimed was on the device which belonged to the then-husband of longtime Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

Many of those emails were between Clinton and Abedin, and only about 3,000 were looked at by the FBI which was under Comey’s leadership at the time.

“James Comey told Congress that they had reviewed all of the Clinton emails, hundreds of thousands, that were found on the Weiner laptop. But that was not true. They barely looked at any of them. Just 3,000 of 700,000,” Sperry said Thursday on Fox News’s “Ingraham Angle.”

“Wait, wait, wait. They looked at how many?” a stunned Jason Chaffetz, who was filling in for Laura Ingraham, asked.

“Three thousand out of potentially relevant 700,000 emails were actually individually examined for classified information and incriminating evidence,” Sperry replied. “Peter Strzok, the disgraced agent who was in charge of this midyear investigation into the Clinton emails, he actually personally handpicked the 3,000 sample. And with two other investigators, they went through them all supposedly, pulled an all-nighter, ordered pizza, and said nothing new here. Case closed once again.”

Sperry’s report noted specifically that 3,077 emails were “directly reviewed.”

According to the extensive report:

This months-long investigation included a review of federal court records and affidavits, cellphone text messages, and emails sent by key FBI personnel, along with internal bureau memos, reviews and meeting notes documented in government reports. Information also was gleaned through interviews with FBI agents and supervisors, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials, as well as congressional investigators and public-interest lawyers.

If the FBI “soft-pedaled” the original investigation of Clinton’s emails, as some critics have said, it out-and-out suppressed the follow-up probe related to the laptop, sources for this article said.


Sperry showed through detail after detail how Comey “skirted the truth” by claiming “that the FBI left no stone unturned” in its probe.

“I’ve got to tell you, as the former chairman of the committee, as a former member of Congress, I mean, how can that be anything other than the director of the FBI lying to Congress and misleading us?” Chaffetz asked Sperry on Fox News.

“Well he also swore under oath, that, he had this story that there was this miraculous breakthrough in technology that allowed the FBI to process the Weiner laptop for evidence rapidly,” Sperry concluded. “Turns out that doesn’t pass the smell test. That didn’t check out either. Turns out there was a technical glitch that thwarted that effort.”

The report wrapped up with the question about the whereabouts of the infamous Weiner laptop, noting that it could be still with the FBI or returned to Abedin and Weiner.

“Wherever its location, somewhere out there is a treasure trove of evidence involving potentially serious federal crimes — including espionage, foreign influence-peddling and obstruction of justice — that has never been properly or fully examined by law enforcement authorities,” Sperry concluded.


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