Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton's Former Top Aide Huma Abedin Should Be Jailed

Trump also called on the "deep state" Justice Department to act.

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) talks with aide Huma Abedin (R) before speaking at a neighborhood block party on April 17, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents.

"Remember sailors pictures on submarine?" he asked.

Trump suggested that Abedin has not been properly punished for her email use and has been protected by members of the "Deep State" in the Justice Department.

Trump referenced Abedin's use of an un-secure Yahoo email address - as first reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation - and also called for an investigation into former FBI director James Comey Sunday.

Trump's reference to sailors likely referred to a Navy sailor convicted of taking photos of classified areas inside a submarine. Saucier pleaded guilty to the charges previous year for releasing unauthorized Department of Defense information by taking photos of the Alexandria when it was in Groton, Connecticut, in 2009.

Many of emails obtained by Judicial Watch were redacted.


Trump tweeted less than a week after the State Department released Abedin emails that had been found on the personal laptop of her estranged husband, ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

Yahoo suffered a massive data breach in 2013, which resulted in every email account held by the company being hacked. One email that was forwarded to Abedin's Yahoo account was sent by Clinton ally Sid Blumenthal.

According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Abedin used a Yahoo account if her official State Department account was down or if she needed to print an email or document.

Mr. Trump also mentioned former FBI Director James B. Comey in his tweet saying that he too needs to be looked into for his actions in the Clinton email case.

Like Clinton, Abedin was never charged for mishandling classified information.

District Court Judge Amit Mehta said the State Department did not do enough it looked for Benghazi-related emails that Clinton might have sent about the assault on the US diplomatic compound. The emails forwarded, according to the report, included official passwords to government systems.

  • Tracy Klein