There have been plenty of calls to investigate Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, for her role in Hillary’s email scandal. None of those calls, for reasons that ought to be obvious, have come from people within the Democrat Party.
That just changed, however — and it could have massive implications for both Abedin and her employer.
In an interview on MSNBC on Thursday, Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal said a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Abedin’s handling of confidential material. Blumenthal’s comments came one day after FBI Director James Comey revealed during congressional testimony that Abedin may have illegally forwarded emails off of Clinton’s server to her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said during testimony, according to Fox News. “His then-spouse, Huma Abedin, appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her, so she could deliver them to the secretary of state.”
And that could be a criminal matter, Blumenthal told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program.
“If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it, yes, naturally it’s a crime,” Blumenthal said. “Without knowing what the intentions were and so forth, there is potentially a prosecutable crime.”
When asked if it should have been grounds for prosecution, Blumenthal said, “It still may be, potentially.”
“It’s not outside the statute of limitations, so far as I know,” Blumenthal said. “It’s one that the Department of Justice is going to have to decide.
“The question is: who will decide it? That’s why we need a special prosecutor to review all of this investigative material.”
Blumenthal’s comments came at the end of a tumultuous week for Abedin — one which saw both Comey’s testimony and the release by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch of some of her emails sent from Clinton’s server.
Among the revelations in the latest email dump were “repeated instances of Clinton’s detailed daily schedules being sent to top Clinton Foundation officials at unsecured email addresses.”
The team on “Fox News Specialists” said Blumenthal’s remarks could be bad news for Abedin.
Now, even the Democrats are turning on her for it.
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