Huma Abedin admits she ignored Hillary Clinton’s calls to Anthony Weiner

Huma Abedin revealed that she ignored then-Senator Hillary Clinton’s calls for what to do about her scandalous husband Anthony Weiner.

On Sunday, the former Clinton assistant spoke to “CBS Sunday Morning” to discuss her upcoming memoir “Both / And: A Life in Many Words.” The book reportedly covers her life when she grew up as an American growing up in a Muslim environment in Saudi Arabia, as well as the scandal surrounding the former congressman.

In 2011, Weiner was forced to resign from the House of Representatives after a violent image of himself in his boxer brief was posted on his Twitter account with about 40,000 followers.

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Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin attend a press conference in New York, USA on July 23, 2013. REUTERS / Eric Thayer / File Photo

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin attend a press conference in New York, USA on July 23, 2013. REUTERS / Eric Thayer / File Photo
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In 2013, after Weiner announced his candidacy for mayor, a website published screenshots of several alleged conversations Weiner had with another woman along with explicit photos.

An excerpt read: “No matter what personal pain and betrayal I felt, I instinctively put aside. I did not break down in tears or collapse on the couch. The first thing out of my mouth was not ‘How could you do this to me? ? ‘ or ‘I thought you loved me.’ The first thing I said was, “You mean you’ve been lying to the whole world for a week? Anthony, you have people counting on you. You owe them the truth! “” I know, “he said.” I have to go back and deal with the consequences. “

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Although Weiner admitted to having sex with another girl, Abedin stood by her then-husband’s side at the hospital.

“What I want to say is that I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as I have said from the beginning, we are moving forward,” Abedin said.

Huma Abedin arrives at the premiere of the TV series Showtime "The loudest voice" in New York, USA, June 24, 2019. REUTERS / Gabriela Bhaskar

Huma Abedin arrives at the premiere of the Showtime TV series “The Loudest Voice” in New York, USA, June 24, 2019. REUTERS / Gabriela Bhaskar
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In her interview with CBS, however, she admitted that several called her to dissuade her from performing with Weiner.

“Everyone called me and said – people who loved me – called me and said, ‘Do not do this,'” Abedin said.

She also admitted that Hillary Clinton was one of the people who would probably have advised against it.

“I think if I had talked to Hillary or my mother or anyone in my family, they would have discouraged me from doing so,” Abedin said.

“I did not take their call.”

This reaction contrasted with Hillary Clinton’s behavior during her own husband’s scandal after Monica Lewinsky famously had an affair with then – President Bill Clinton.

Huma Abedin arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York, USA, May 7, 2018. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz

Huma Abedin arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, USA, on May 7, 2018. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz
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Despite this, Abedin later divorced Weiner in 2016, shortly before the FBI and New York Police announced an investigation into Weiner for sending lewd messages to a minor girl. In 2017, he eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner were previously married in 2010, with former President Bill Clinton hosting the wedding. The couple also had a son.

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Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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