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Top Clinton aide Abedin: ‘Terrifying’ to have emails released

 
Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says it’s “terrifying” to know email conversations she’s had with her boss are available for anyone to read.
 
“It’s something I can’t really think about, but I can’t even imagine what’s in those emails,” Abedin said in an interview with the podcast “Call Your Girlfriend.” “I would probably be mortified. I have no idea. I haven’t read any of them.”
 
{mosads}The State Department has released tens of thousands of Clinton’s emails, including many messages to and from her aides, after it was discovered she had used a private email address and server during her tenure as secretary of State. The FBI is currently investigating.
 
The hosts asked Abedin about an email exchange that’s become infamous, involving Abedin trying to coach Clinton through using a fax machine.
 
“I think what you read in the email is a little bit of frustration that it wasn’t working and my frustration that she couldn’t figure it out or whatever it was,” she said. 
 
“But the backstory here is that we very often — it wasn’t unusual that when secure faxes were coming through that we had some challenges with them coming through.”
 
Abedin also rejected any possibility she’d run for office one day.
 
“No, she said with a laugh. “Is that the wrong answer? No, I don’t think so. I don’t think so.
 
“I feel like I’ve worked for a politician for a very long time,” she added. “I’ve been married to a politician. I see what they go through. … I’m not quite sure that I could do that, but I have a lot of respect, a lot of respect for people who run for elected office.”  
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