Hillary Clinton publicly defends Huma Abedin; applauds McCain for doing same.(Shoebat).Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now publicly on record as defending her closest adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin. She’s also praising John McCain for doing the same.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her own top State Department aide Huma Abedin against charges that Abdein had ties to radical Islam — saying that those attacks have “no place in our politics.”What’s very key in that quote from Clinton is that it doesn’t contain a denial of the facts. Instead, she refers to questions as “assaults” and says they shouldn’t be asked.
Speaking at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Monday, Clinton was asked about suspicions raised by a handful of Republican members of Congress in a letter — including Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) — that the Muslim-American Abedin may have ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group.
In answering the question, Clinton tied the Abedin controversy into the struggle of developing nations to respect minority religions.
“Leadership is incredibly important. Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries. And frankly, I don’t see enough of that, and I want to see more of it. I want to see more of it, and we did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics,” Clinton said.
We beg to differ, especially in light of what we now know. What Hillary knows becomes very important as well.
Regular visitors to this site know that Huma’s time with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) is key to understanding the questions raised by the likes of Bachmann. In particular, Huma served as an Assistant Editor there for years. Blind Sheikh prosecutor Andy McCarthy explains over at PJM.
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