Strengthening attack on Hillary Clinton and her close aide Huma Abedin, President Donald Trump alleged on Tuesday that some acts of Abedin led to the leakage of important passwords.
Abedin violated security protocols leading to foreign agents accessing some “classified passwords,” Trump said Tuesday.
Calling the Justice Department deep state, Trump called for action against Abedin and former FBI director James Comey.
Trump fired Comey last year while the investigation into the alleged Russian intervention in the presidential election was going on.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid (sic) 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,” tweeted Trump.
Trump seemed to be reacting to the The Daily Caller report that Abedin had forwarded State Department passwords to her personal Yahoo mail and the company had faced security breaches after this.
According to the FBI, Abedin, who served as vice chair on Clinton’s presidential campaign, used to forward official emails to her personal email. The officials who investigated Clinton’s email controversy have collected evidence to prove the allegation against Abedin.
The Hill reported that the emails forwarded by Abedin contained information that was determined to be classified. However, these were not marked as classified.
Since Yahoo had experienced multiple hacks in 2013 and 14, it is rumored that Abedin may have offered up classified information to foreign nationals. It is estimated that about 3.5 billion accounts were hacked in two attempts.
Two Russian intelligence agents have been charged by the Justice Department in connection with the incident.
But, some cybersecurity experts are of the opinion that there is no evidence to believe that Abedin’s account was hacked.
“The classified information and other sensitive data was potentially exposed, but not definitely exposed based on what is known publicly,” Ryan Kalember, a top executive at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, told The Hill.