James Comey: We Didn’t Have Any Indication Abedin Had a Sense What She Was Doing Was in Violation of Law

‘We could not prove that the people sending the information, either in that case or in the other case with the secretary, were acting with any kind of criminal intent’


COMEY: “With respect to Miss Abedin in particular we didn’t have any indication she had had a sense what she was doing was in violation of the law. Couldn’t prove any sort of criminal intent. Really, the central problem we have with the whole e-mail investigation was proving that people knew, the secretary and others knew they — that they were communicating about classified information in a way that they shouldn’t be and proving that they had some sense that they were doing something unlawful. That was our burden. And we weren’t able to meet it.”

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