Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

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Born in Michigan, Abedin spent the majority of her childhood in Saudi Arabia, returning to the U.S. for college. Weiner filmmakers got mostly unrestricted access into the life of former congressman Weiner and family, as he attempted a career comeback - two years after resigning from Congress when he accidentally tweeted out into the world a picture of his crotch.

During a failed run for New York City mayor in 2013, more explicit messages he sent came to light, originating from the time after his original scandal.

"What I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as I have said from the beginning, we are moving forward", she said in 2013, acknowledging "horrible mistakes" her husband had made. That same year, Abedin gave birth to the couple's son and reportedly sought advice from Clinton. Weiner deleted his Twitter account Monday.

Abedin began working for the former first lady as a White House intern and became a trusted aide as Clinton won a seat in the Senate representing NY in 2000, ran for president in 2008 and served as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

"With Huma, her grace, her intellect and her humility have been unmatched as I've watched her go from an aide to an adviser to one of the people at the top of my campaign", Clinton said in a recent profile of Abedin in Vogue. She was the traveling chief of staff, known as the body woman, for Clinton's unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign.

Trump, who is twice divorced and has a history of adultery, praised Abedin's decision but argued that Clinton had shown bad judgment by allowing Weiner in her orbit.

Stylish and poised, Abedin carries enough clout within Clinton circles to headline high-profile fundraisers, as she did in 2015 alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in Paris, raising money from Americans living overseas. Abedin is the vice chairwoman of Clinton's current presidential bid and the new revelations about Weiner prompted some tensions within the campaign.

On Sunday night, the New York Post published a report saying the former New York congressman had allegedly been sexting a new woman.

"It would have been perfectly logical if she said, 'I'm out of here.' Any woman could have understood that", Abedin's friend, businesswoman Rory Tahari, said at the time. She worked for Clinton in the Senate and worked for her Senate campaign. It was the same attitude Abedin adopted after her husband's 2011 misstep. Maybe the new dark green suit.

Abedin was also given special status as a contractor with State after she left her formal role with Clinton to consult as well for a company called Teneo, formed by a Clinton insider.

Her role in Clinton's career has come under scrutiny as the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and Clinton's State Department has faced criticism, and Abedin's name is front and center in emails being parsed to determine any inappropriate links. Last week, the group Judicial Watch released several previously undisclosed exchanges turned over by Abedin that included a 2009 message she received from Band - a foundation official at the time - seeking a meeting with Hillary Clinton for the crown prince of Bahrain.

Trump also said that the scandal calls into question Clinton's judgment and speculated that the incident may have implications for national security. He suggested that Weiner might have seen and spread classified information, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. Federal prosecutors declined to file charges in the investigation, but FBI Director James Comey said Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information.