Fox News‘ Outnumbered is reporting on top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, missing from the campaign trail since news on Friday said that an FBI investigation into her estranged husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner, had discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton on a laptop computer Weiner had used to “sext” with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
Huma Abedin is reported to be “laying low” in New York City.
Heading into the news, Hillary Clinton had a commanding 5-plus-percentage point lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump, current polls with Real Clear Politics show that the former Secretary of State’s lead has dwindled to just 2.5 percent since the Abedin-Weiner email news was first reported.
When questioned under oath in June, Huma Abedin was said to have stated that she “searched” each of her computers and phones. Abedin also reportedly signed a form when she left the State Department promising that she would keep no classified documents in any of her personal devices.
Outnumbered host Kennedy compared the FBI investigation into Huma Abedin to that of retired CIA Director David Petraeus and the charges of mishandling classified information that he eventually plead guilty to. Kennedy noted comments Donald Trump had made with regard to Abedin in August 2015.
“So Huma is getting classified secrets, she’s married to Anthony Weiner, who’s a perv,” a clip of Donald Trump speaking in Norwood, Massachusetts shows.
“She’s married to Anthony Weiner. Do you think there’s even a 5 percent chance that she’s not telling Anthony Weiner, now of a public relations firm, what the hell is coming across?”
Footage showing Hillary Clinton boarding her campaign airplane to travel to Ohio with Huma Abedin missing today was noted by the hosts of Outnumbered.
After suggesting that the odds favored Huma Abedin storing at least some classified information on the laptop used by Anthony Weiner, Kennedy asked Judge Andrew Napolitano how serious a crime her carelessness would be considered in comparison with David Petraeus’.
“Far worse than what General Petraeus was charged with,” Judge Napolitano stated.
The judge explained that the former CIA director’s shortcoming that left him liable to litigation was allowing his biographer, Paula Broadwell, to have access to classified information to which she was not permitted to see. Petraeus, who was married at the time, was also said to have had an affair with the biographer. The retired general has since apologized for his actions, as reported by the Inquisitr.
Judge Napolitano stated that “many, many national security secrets” could be stored on the Huma Abedin laptop. Harris Faulkner put forward the notion that if Anthony Weiner had access to the emails that “bribery” could come into play.
Melissa Francis noted that Anthony Weiner has put himself in a “vulnerable” position, leaving open the possibility that he could be “extorted” if he actually holds classified information.
Judge Napolitano explained that the standard of guilt in espionage cases is based upon “gross negligence” rather than “intent.”
“Could the national security have been harmed by Huma’s gross negligence?” the judge asked.
When asked if, given Huma Abedin’s actions, she should still be involved in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Judge Napolitano replied that she should be with her lawyer, negotiating with the Department of Justice.
The Daily Mail reports that Abedin’s lawyers may be doing been doing just that. The results of those negotiations may suggest if Human Abedin will be missing from the Clinton campaign spotlight for good.
Judge Napolitano went so far as to speculate that Anthony Weiner may be cooperating with Justice Department officials, which could give the agency leverage against Huma Abedin to possibly induce her to cooperate with litigation against Hillary Clinton.
Kennedy spoke of people getting “desperate” when they “go down,” shining light on the fact that, between them, Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner may have the power to, at the very worst, prevent Hillary Clinton from winning the U.S. presidency.
Huma Abedin, Clinton's longtime aide, is not flying with HRC today. Instead, HRC is joined by Capricia Marshall, another close confidant.— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) October 31, 2016
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