Justice dept 'must act' on Abedin, Comey, says Trump

ANI | Updated: Jan 02, 2018 22:56 IST

Washington DC [USA], Jan 2 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for the Justice Department (DOJ) to "act" on former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey.

"Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aide, 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?" Trump, said, in a Twitter post.

"Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others," he added.

The president seemingly referred to a report in The Daily Caller News Foundation which stated that Abedin had forwarded State Department emails to her personal Yahoo account.

The US State Department, last month, released about 2,800 emails and other documents belonging to Abedin that were recovered by the FBI from the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner last year, reported the Hill.

The disclosure is a response to a 2015 Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that is hopeful of putting to use the presence of classified emails from personal accounts as evidence of lawbreaking by Clinton and her former aide, according to the reports.

Meanwhile, Comey was fired from his post in May by Trump amid an investigation of a likely collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian officials. (ANI)