President Trump on Tuesday called for Hillary Clinton’s former aide Huma Abedin to go to “jail” for her handling of classified information.
Huma Abedin was employed at the State Department during Clinton’s tenure as the agency’s secretary from 2009 to 2013.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols,” Trump tweeted.
“She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents,” he added. “Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail!”
“Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on [former FBI Director James] Comey & others.”
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Trump was seemingly referencing The Daily Caller’s report on Monday that Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails to her personal Yahoo email account.
Abedin’s forwards included passwords to government systems, and they also came before a data breach impacted every single Yahoo account in 2013.
The Hill reported last month that the State Department had released portions of 2,800 emails and other documents belonging to Abedin.
The materials were recovered by the FBI last year amid its investigation of a computer belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is now serving a 21-month federal prison sentence for a charge related to his past sexting with an underage girl.
The State Department’s release came after a 2015 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the agency by Judicial Watch, a conservative group.
Judicial Watch sought the release of emails containing “official State Department business” sent or received by Abedin from January 2009 to February 2013 on a non-agency email address.
The released messages included a lone email from 2010 that contained information that was ultimately determined to be classified.
The FBI said last year, however, that a review of Abedin’s emails did not alter the bureau’s opinion that Clinton should not face charges for her email practices at the State Department.
Clinton used a private email service during her tenure at the agency, a decision which critics argue potentially exposed sensitive national intelligence.
Trump defeated Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, in that year’s White House race.