Donald Trump floats conspiracy theory of Clinton's top aide Abedin's terrorist links

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested that Huma Abedin may have ties to terrorism even as he expressed sympathy for the top Hillary Clinton aide after she filed for separation from her husband.

PTI August 30, 2016 13:34:55 IST
Donald Trump floats conspiracy theory of Clinton's top aide Abedin's terrorist links

Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested that Huma Abedin may have ties to terrorism even as he expressed sympathy for the top Hillary Clinton aide after she filed for separation from her husband.

"Huma is making a very wise decision," Trump said after Huma in a statement said that she is separating from his husband Anthony Weiner, former New York congressman who had been involved in yet another sexting scandal.

Donald Trump floats conspiracy theory of Clintons top aide Abedins terrorist links

A file image of Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin. Reuters

"I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him," the 70-year-old said.

"I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information. Who knows what he  learned and who he told? It's just another example of Hillary Clinton's bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this," Trump alleged.

"Terribly. I said a long time ago that she's married to a guy who is a disaster. I've known him for a long time. Here's a guy who, what he's done over the internet is disgusting and he's a pervert and just a very sick guy and she is married to him," Trump said.

During the course of the interview, Trump suggested to allege that 40-year-old Huma, whose father is from India and mother Pakistan, may have ties to terrorism.

"Take a look at where she worked, by the way, and take a look at where her mother worked and works. You take a look at the whole event," he alleged.

"But in the case of Anthony Wiener, she's married to a guy who is uncontrolled and uncontrollable. He's a sick person and she has access to classified information. Huma has access to classified information," he said.

"How Hillary got away with that one, nobody will ever know. But to think that it's very likely that much of this information, Anthony Wiener would know about and I think that's something that was terrible.

"At the same time, knowing Wiener, I think Huma did a very, very smart thing when she finally decided to leave him.

Very smart. She had no choice," Trump alleged. Huma yesterday said that she has filed for separation from her husband.

"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Huma, vice chairwoman of the Clinton Campaign, said in a statement.

"Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy," Abedin said in a statement.

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