Guest post by Joe Hoft
Chris Farrell, the Director of Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch, was a guest on FOX News last night to discuss the portion of Huma Abedin’s emails that were released by the State Department yesterday. During the interview Farrell pointed out how former FBI Director James Comey lied before Congress when discussing the emails in front of Congress.
Gateway pundit’s Cristina Lalia reported yesterday that as previously reported, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed in October the State Department admitted it received 2,800 Huma Abedin government documents from the FBI that were found on her husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
FOX News reported yesterday that –
At least four of the documents released Friday are marked “classified.”
One November 2010 document that was released shows Abedin forwarding an email to an address titled “Anthony Campaign.”
Former FBI Director James Comey said during a congressional hearing earlier this year that he believed Abedin regularly forwarded emails to Weiner for him to print out so she could give them to Clinton.
FOX News further points out that Judicial Watch requested the emails –
The conservative group Judicial Watch filed suit against the State Department for all official department emails sent or received by Abedin on a non-state.gov email address.
“This is a major victory,” the group’s president, Tom Fitton, said in a Friday statement. “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents.”
Fitton added, “That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law.”
Last night FOX News held a segment on the emails. Farrell from Judicial Watch shared the following –
…I know that people have been jailed for a fraction, a tiny fraction, of what has now been made public and documented through Judicial Watch’s litigation and so this really cries out for a legitimate investigation being done.
Your earlier clip with Mr. Comey talking about intent is a fraud. There’s no requirement for proving intent under that particular citation I gave you a moment ago. Intent is irrelevant. The fact that the loss or the mishandling of the national defense information occurred – that’s the crime.
Farrell went on to state –
Frankly, these documents conform the foundation for an indictment of Comey and [Peter] Strzok, the investigator who is at the center of this entire nightmare of a security problem.
Tom Fitton, the President of Judicial Watch, earlier in the day tweeted an assessment on the Abedin emails –
The possession, transmission, and failing to secure these documents are all federal crimes that do not require intent. Why hasn’t someone been prosecuted? Any member of the @FBI, @TheJusticeDept or #DOD would’ve been prosecuted in a second for a violation that substantial. https://t.co/cYFOf6kqsQ
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 30, 2017