PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy is clarifying that he isn't the Patrick Kennedy featured in newly released records from an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.
The former Democratic Congressman from Rhode Island said on social media Wednesday that many people have confused him with Patrick F. Kennedy, who was Clinton's aide when she was secretary of state.
Documents released by the FBI disclosed that the other Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to change the classification of an email on Clinton's private server last year to keep it secret.
After the documents were released, some Twitter users told the ex-congressman that he'd shamed his family's name. He's a son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He says he never served in the State Department.