Trump's "deep state" comment suggests the Justice Department is composed of powerful interests working to undermine him.
President Donald Trump called for the imprisonment of former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin Tuesday morning.
Late last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation released thousands of emails belonging to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. "Also on Comey & others".
Several of the emails, which stemmed from Abedin's tenure as an aide to Clinton when she was Secretary of State, contained classified material that was redacted.
Last month, the State Department released 2,800 emails retained by Abedin and stored in the laptop of her estranged husband, former NY congressman Anthony Weiner-who was slapped with a prison sentence for "sexting" with a 15-year-old girl.
The president referenced the case of a former U.S. Navy Sailor imprisoned for a year after taking photographs while on board a submarine as justification for his imprisonment call.
She also sent her passwords for sensitive State Department accounts to her Yahoo account. Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act?
Abedin reportedly used the Yahoo address [email protected] to be able to print documents more easily. The bureau reopened the probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State to review the tranche, but did not recommend charges against either Clinton or Abedin.
Russian intelligence agent Igor Sushchin hacked 500 million Yahoo email accounts from 2014-2016.
Trump's blast at the Justice Department came after he returned to the White House from a holiday getaway to face legislative challenges, midterm elections and global threats.
Calling on the law enforcement apparatus of the government you lead to investigate your political rivals is for the likes of Erdogan & Duterte, not America's President.