According to two sources familiar with the matter — including one in law enforcement — Abedin forwarded only a handful of Clinton emails to her husband for printing — not the “hundreds and thousands” cited by Comey. It does not appear Abedin made “a regular practice” of doing so. Other officials said it was likely that most of the emails got onto the computer as a result of backups of her Blackberry. It appears that Director Comey exaggerated the severity of the “crisis” the caused him to release a letter that swung the presidential election to Donald Trump. Proving that someone lied under oath is very difficult. Comey and the FBI can argue that the Director simply remembered incorrectly and that it was an honest mistake. If this was the case, then the Bureau could have released a letter or statement of clarification. There would not be a need to pause and determine the future course of action.
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