Huma Abedin Wept 'He's Going To Kill Me' As FBI Reopened Hillary Server Probe
The Clinton campaign's Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri writes in her new book
According to new revelations, Hillary Clinton's former aide, Huma Abedin, wept when she discovered FBI Director James Comey had reopened the Clinton email probe over messages found on her husband Anthony Weiner's laptop.
'He is going to kill me,' she said of Weiner, who being investigated by the FBI for 'sexting' and minor at the time.
The Clinton campaign's Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri writes in her new book titled 'Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World,' which documents the dramatic moments that would eventually send the Clinton campaign into a tailspin.
Palmieri reflects on the gut-wrenching moment she had to tell Clinton that Comey has sent a letter to Congress detailing that he'd found new emails as a result of the FBI's investigation into her secret server.
The DailyMail reports: 'I have something to tell you,' Palmieri recalled saying to Clinton, as the campaign plane was flying to Iowa. Palmieri remembered Clinton answering her back 'cheerfully.'
'It's bad. Really bad,' Palmieri told the former secretary of state. Clinton responded with an 'OK' as she turned serious, waiting to hear the news. Once Palmieri gave her the details, the communications director recalled the candidate getting 'the slightest wry smile on her face.'
'You knew we weren't done, didn't you?' Palmieri asked. At that point, Trump's Access Hollywood 'p****' tape had been released and he had been down double-digits in the polls, but was slowly taking back ground.
'Yes, I knew we weren't done,' Clinton responded, adding, 'Let's talk about what we are going to do about it.'
It wasn't until later in the day that it came out that the new emails discovered had been on a laptop that Abedin had used, but belonged to Weiner, which the FBI had taken from the former Democratic congressman as part of the new sexting probe.
'It was wrenching to watch the pain this news caused Huma. She was distraught,' Palmieri described. 'This was a rare moment when she broke down. I watched as Hillary hugged her and was able to calm Huma down.'
On the flight back to New York, the campaign communications director recalled Clinton promising all the aides ice cream sundaes in an effort to cheer Abedin up.
'[Clinton] never said a word of complaint over the course of the next 11 days about the impact the Comey letter was having on her personally,' Palmieri said.