Huma Abedin said in an interview this week that she has yet to read the emails she exchanged with her longtime boss, Hillary Clinton, but that she is “mortified” by what may be in them.
“Terrifying,” is how Abedin described the existence of the records in the public domain during an interview on the “Call Your Girlfriend” podcast.
“I confess I have not read anything that has become public,” said Abedin, who currently serves as vice chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign.
It’s unclear what Abedin believes lurks within the messages that she exchanged with Clinton.
“It’s something I can’t really think about because I can’t even imagine what’s in those emails. But I’m sure I would be — I would probably be mortified. I have no idea. I haven’t read any of them,” she added.
Abedin, who is married to disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, used both a personal and government account to conduct State Department business. Emails from both accounts are contained in the State Department’s releases of Clinton’s records.
The Clinton insider will continue to remain mortified into the foreseeable future as the State Department will soon begin releasing the rest of her work-related emails. A federal judge ordered Abedin and two other Clinton aides to hand over their records last year.During her interview with “Call Your Girlfriend,” Abedin sought to spin Clinton’s email fiasco as a positive for the candidate.
“I think the story…I found most interesting was a woman, and I don’t remember any of the details, but a woman who said she didn’t support Hillary until she read all of her emails,” Abedin said.
“And then she saw — she saw what a warm, caring, thoughtful, determined person she was. And I don’t know if it was that she flipped or she just didn’t support her before, whatever it was.”