Usually partisan Democratic senator calling for investigation of Huma Abedin

Usually partisan Democratic senator calling for investigation of Huma Abedin
Credit: Michael Appleton for The New York Times

In the wake of the release last week of 29 previously undisclosed email correspondences between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin, Sen. [score]Richard Blumenthal[/score] (D-Conn.) is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate longtime Abedin, saying she “potentially” committed “a prosecutable crime.”

During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey revealed that Abedin had forwarded thousands of emails to her husband, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Many of those emails included classified information.

Comey said it was “regular practice” for Abedin to “forward emails to him for him to print out for her, so she could deliver them to the Secretary of State. Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to … Weiner, including classified information,” he explained.

Now Blumenthal, who is anything but an anti-Clinton politician, is demanding answers.

Comey, who has done his level best to twist logic in an attempt to protect Clinton and those in her campaign, said both Abedin and Weiner “potentially” committed crimes, but he could not pursue them because he couldn’t “prove criminal intent.”

Intent is Comey’s favorite word when it comes to protecting Clinton, but it is unnecessary in proving a crime that involves gross negligence.

It’s high time someone in the Clinton camp paid for her mishandling of classified material. Will Abedin and Weiner be the first ones to go down? Is Blumenthal’s demand that the pair be investigated an effort to divert attention from Clinton herself?

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

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