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In this photo taken May 8, 2017, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Washington. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server says Huma Abedin did not forward "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, as FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The FBI sent a letter to Congress acknowledging that Comey 'misspoke' about emails


UPDATE 5:10 p.m.:

The FBI sent a letter to Congress correcting the record on Director James Comey's testimony on Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press reported.

The FBI acknowledged that Comey misspoke when he said Abedin had forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

The FBI, instead, said that only a small number of the emails found on Weiner's laptop were the result of forwarding. Most occurred as a backup from other electronic devices.

ORIGINAL STORY: FBI officials have acknowledged that Director James Comey's testimony last week concerning the number of Hillary Clinton's emails that longtime aide Huma Abedin forwarded to Anthony Weiner's laptop  was untrue, ProPublica reported

In his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey had said Abedin forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails. However, she reportedly forwarded only a handful of emails to Weiner. Agency members are deciding how to proceed in terms of correcting the record. 

However, the fact that it's a decision at all has rubbed some on social media the wrong way.

The discovery of Clinton's emails on Weiner's laptop occurred while the FBI was investigating whether or not Weiner sent sexually explicit messages to a minor. 

This revelation led Comey to send a letter to Congress that was received and released with a great deal of media fanfare, throwing the Clinton campaign for a loop. 

Clinton has partially blamed Comey's letter for her defeat in the 2016 presidential election. 

Comey told lawmakers last week that “Somehow, [Clinton’s] emails are being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information, by her assistant, Huma Abedin.”

According to Comey, 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.”

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