Trump suggested that Abedin has not been properly punished for her email use and has been protected by members of the "Deep State" in the Justice Department.
Trump, likely watching "Fox and Friends" at the time, then tweeted: "Thank you to Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council for your kind words on how well we are doing at the Border". The report noted that Abedin forwarded State Department passwords to her personal Yahoo email account. One email Abedin forwarded to her personal email account from her State Department account included passwords for a two-step laptop login process, though that email was not marked classified as Trump claimed. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee a year ago, at which time he said Trump had asked for his loyalty during a January dinner at the White House.
Nearly 14 months after the 2016 presidential election, Trump has kept up a regular drumbeat of attacks on Clinton.
Asked about Trump's tweet, the Justice Department declined to confirm or deny the existence of an ongoing investigation. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not - we will see!
It was not immediately clear why the president chose to comment on Pakistan. Trump has also said he wants to overhaul welfare and recently predicted Democrats and Republicans will "eventually come together" to develop a new health care plan. Republicans will have just a 51-49 Senate majority - well shy of the 60 votes needed to pass most bills - giving leverage to Democrats.
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Congress also has to deal with a backlog from 2017, including agreeing on a spending bill by January 19 to avert a partial government shutdown. The U.S. has long accused Pakistan of allowing militants to operate relatively freely in its border regions to carry out operations in neighboring Afghanistan.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin and Former FBI Director James Comey must be investigated for their potential breaches of security, US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
The "deep state" refers to an alleged shadowy network of powerful entrenched interests that some Republicans argue are trying to undermine Trump.
"Huma Abedin, the top aide to Hillary Clinton and the wife of perv sleazebag Anthony Wiener, was a major security risk as a collector of info", Trump added in a separate tweet that same month.
According to the report, Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails and passwords to government systems to her private Yahoo email account.