ProPublica’s Big James Comey ‘Scoop’ Is Misleading
ProPublica is reporting that FBI Director James Comey’s most “surprising revelation” about Huma Abedin during his recent congressional testimony was inaccurate. Hillary Clinton’s then-deputy did not, claims the publication, make “a regular practice” of forwarding “hundreds and thousands” of emails, “some of which contain classified information,” to her husband.
The above quotation marks are necessary because the piece focuses mostly on semantics — more lawyering than journalism — as a way to create the perception that Comey was misleading Congress. Of course, the Left Internet is now littered with excited articles about how “Comey’s Testimony On Huma Abedin Forwarding Emails Was Inaccurate.” And so on.
If James Comey used sloppy language, he has an ethical obligation to clarify the record. Yet, even then, it changes absolutely nothing for Hillary Clinton.