It's a Question of National Security.
Michele Bachmann: "Anthony Weiner's Wife Has Extremist Muslim Ties".
July 17, 2012 12:35pm |
By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
Huma Abedin gives a note to U.S. Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton during a hearing at the Senate. (Jonathan
NEW YORK CITY — Conservative Michele Bachmann is questioning why tighter National Security guidelines were overlooked in the appointment of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife, (Huma Abedin), to the post of deputy chief of staff to the United States.
In a letter sent to the Department of State, Bachman said Huma
Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff and
wife of Anthony Weiner, “has three family members — her late father, her
mother and her brother — connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives
A copy of a June 13 letter was posted by Minnesota’s St. Cloud Times.
Bachmann, expanded on the charges in a separate letter last week to
fellow Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of
Congress, questioning why Abedin was able to get security clearance and
not rejected under “foreign influence grounds.” The letter was posted by
Michele Bachmann is concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood's reach. (bachmann.house.gov)
The alleged link, was revealed by the
right-wing website Center for Security Policy, is allegedly part of a
widespread conspiracy by the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate the U.S.
government and influence foreign policy that Bachmann and four other
Republican members of the House have been warning federal agencies
Abedin's “position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making,” wrote Bachmann, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Thomas Rooney of Florida and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia in their letter to the State Department calling for an investigation.
The group also claimed the Obama administration has taken several
actions recently that are “enormously favorable” to the Muslim
Brotherhood, raising “serious safety concerns” that warrant “urgent
The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.
Weiner, who is reportedly considering a mayoral run,
was one of the most pro-Israel members of Congress before he was forced
to resign after accidentally posting lewd images of himself on Twitter.
In an interview with radio host Sandy Rios last month, Bachmann
alleged the Muslim Brotherhood's influence in the U.S. runs deep.
“It appears that there has been deep penetration in the halls of our
United States government by the Muslim Brotherhood,” she said, according
to the Times.
"It appears that there are individuals who are associated with the
Muslim Brotherhood who have positions, very sensitive positions, in our
Department of Justice, our Department of Homeland Security, potentially
even in the National Intelligence Agency,” she said.
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammad Mursi last month won the presidency of Egypt.
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