As reported by Politico
President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, should be jailed after the State Department’s release last week of classified emails found on the laptop of Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid [sic], Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Remember sailors [sic] pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.”
The emails to which Trump referred, released last week in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch, were the same batch uncovered during the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election. The FBI’s disclosure to Congress that it was examining the emails in relation to its closed investigation of Clinton’s use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state offered Trump a powerful line of attack in the 2016 campaign’s closing days, and Clinton has blamed her loss in large part on the FBI’s resurfacing of the email scandal.
A spokesperson for Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.