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Trump Accuses 'Deep State' DOJ of Ignoring Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

03 January, 2018, 01:50 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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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.

Late last month, Trump dubbed him "leakin' James Comey" in a tweet, an allusion to Comey providing notes he took surrounding a conversation with Trump to an associate with the goal of him providing it to the press.

Several of the emails, which stemmed from Abedin's tenure as an aide to Clinton when she was Secretary of State, contained classified material that was redacted.

The President used the report on Abedin's email use to suggest that there are members of the "Deep State" in the Justice Department working to protect allies of Hillary Clinton and hurt the Trump administration.

Former FBI Director James Comey has backed up this statement, and said during a congressional hearing that Abedin regularly forwarded such emails to her husband for him to print out.

At home, Trump is hoping for more legislative achievements after his success on cutting taxes.

Republicans are eager to make progress before attention shifts to the November midterm elections.

On Monday, Trump slammed Pakistan for "lies & deceit, " saying it had played USA leaders for "fools" by not doing enough to control militants.

It was not immediately clear why the president chose to comment on Pakistan.

Congress also has to deal with a backlog from 2017, including agreeing on a spending bill by January 19 to avert a partial government shutdown. The U.S. has long accused Islamabad of allowing militants to operate relatively freely in Pakistan's border regions to carry out operations in neighboring Afghanistan.

Lawmakers also have unfinished business on additional aid to for hurricane victims, lifting the debt ceiling, extending a children's health insurance program and extending protections for immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children.

President Trump called on Huma Abedin, a former Clinton aide, Tuesday to be jailed for allegedly giving out classified information. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents.

On Monday, The Daily Caller reported that Abedin forwarded State Department emails to her personal Yahoo email account before Yahoo's systems were hacked, a breach that Yahoo said affected all 3 billion of its users.


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