Trump suggests top Clinton aid passed on classified information to her husband, a disgraced former congressman.
Donald Trump continues to throw punches at his opponents during the presidential campaign, this time bringing in a disgraced congressman. While speaking at an event in Massachusetts on Friday night, Trump brought up Huma Abedin – the top aide to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton – and her marriage to former-Rep. Anthony Weiner while discussing Clinton’s problems with her private servers.
“Who is Huma married to?” Trump asked rhetorically. “One of the great sleaze-bags of our time – Anthony Weiner. Did you know that? She’s married to Anthony Weiner.”
He later suggested that Abedin could have passed along sensitive – and potentially classified – materials to her husband. Weiner resigned from Congress in disgrace after tweeting images of his groin. He later ran for mayor of New York City and lost amid another scandal of his sexual dalliances outside of his marriage to Abedin.
“Who knows what he’s going to do with it,” Trump said. “Forget about her. What (Clinton) did is a very, very dangerous thing for this country and probably it’s a criminal act.
“Think of it, Huma is getting classified secrets, she’s married to Anthony Weiner, who’s a perv. He is.”
Trump stood by his remarks afterwards while in Nashville, Tennessee, saying it was “a very fair statement that I made and a lot of people congratulated me.”
“(Abedin) is receiving this very, very important information and giving it to Hillary. Well, who else is she giving it to? Her husband has serious problems, and on top of that, he now works for a public relations firm. So how can she be married to this guy who’s got these major problems?”
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill tried to defend Abedin afterwards, tweeting that there was no place for false information and personal attacks against non-candidates during the campaign. Clinton continues to be dogged by the revelations that her personal email account, the one she used while Secretary of State, contained and passed on classified documents, a potential criminal act. She has tried to dismiss the accounts, but her efforts have been of little use.