Trump floats prosecution against Abedin, Comey
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 03, 2018,
Jan 03, 2018, 1:44
While assailing what he called "the Deep State", Trump did not note that the Justice Department is now run by his appointees.
In response to new information regarding the handling of sensitive emails by the Clinton State Department, President Trump on Tuesday suggested the Justice Department take action against Clinton aide Huma Abedin and former FBI Director James Comey, among others.
'Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. "Also on [former FBI Director James] Comey & others". The report noted that Abedin forwarded State Department passwords to her personal Yahoo email account.
The president referenced the case of a former U.S. Navy Sailor imprisoned for a year after taking photographs while on board a submarine as justification for his imprisonment call.
A number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill have called for a Special Counsel to review the FBI's criminal investigation of Clinton and her use of a private email server at the State Department.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said President Trump's call to jail a former aide of Hillary Clinton is an attempt to politicize the Department of Justice.
Abedin reportedly used the Yahoo address [email protected] to be able to print documents more easily. Yahoo was hacked in 2013, which affected all 3 billion of its accounts.
Trump demanded that the Justice Department "act on" former FBI Director James Comey, though he did not specify Comey's alleged wrongdoing.
Calling on the law enforcement apparatus of the government you lead to investigate your political rivals is for the likes of Erdogan & Duterte, not America's President. Trump also took aim at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, implying he would like the Justice Department to probe his behavior while in and out of office.