Trump: Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey?

Camille Fine

President Trump on Tuesday appeared to call for the Justice Department to “act” on former Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin and former FBI Director James Comey.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols,” Trump tweeted.

“She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others”

Trump appeared to be referring to a report in The Daily Caller that said Abedin had forwarded State Department emails to her personal Yahoo account.

Those emails, according to that report, included passwords to government systems and were forwarded to her personal account before a breach at Yahoo affected every customer account.

Last month, the State Department released portions of 2,800 emails and other documents belonging to Abedin that were recovered by the FBI in 2016 on Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s computer.

Trump last year fired Comey from his job at the FBI. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee shortly afterward, at which time he said Trump had asked for his loyalty during a January dinner at the White House. He also testified that Trump pressured him during an Oval Office meeting in February to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump has disputed both claims.

Comey also revealed last year that he had provided one of his memos on his encounters with Trump to The New York Times through a trusted friend to prompt the appointment of a special counsel in the bureau’s Russia investigation.

Afterward, Trump in a tweet branded Comey as a “leaker.”

Whistleblower and ethics lawyers, however, said that Comey’s release of the memo was a carefully orchestrated act that appeared designed to shield him from any legal repercussions.

— This report was updated at 8:15 a.m.

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