Trump calls for legal action on Huma Abedin, James Comey

Who does the Justice Department work for? Isn't it... this guy? Twitter about what they aren't doing

In an interview with The New York Times last week, Trump stuck a different tone, saying that he has the "absolute right" to do what he wants with the Justice Department, but that he has chosen to remain uninvolved in the FBI's 2016 investigation of Clinton's use of a private server while Secretary of State.

Comey also revealed previous year that he had provided one of his memos on his encounters with Trump to The New York Times through a trusted friend to prompt the appointment of a special counsel in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation. The report noted that Abedin forwarded State Department passwords to her personal Yahoo email account.

Trump recalled the story of Kristian Saucie, a former Navy sailor who was imprisoned for taking pictures of a nuclear power system when on a submarine, suggesting that Clinton and Abedin should suffer the same fate.

In 2016, Comey said that he would not recommend prosecuting Clinton for her actions, but Trump has since publicly cast doubt's on the bureau's conclusion.

The president is hoping for more legislative achievements after his pre-Christmas success on taxes. Republicans will have just a 51-49 Senate majority - well shy of the 60 votes needed to pass most bills - giving leverage to Democrats. It must agree on a spending bill by January 19 to avert a partial government shutdown.

It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump to comment on Pakistan.

Lawmakers also have unfinished business on additional aid to for hurricane victims, lifting the debt ceiling, extending a children's health insurance program and extending protections for immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. The U.S. has long accused Pakistan of allowing militants to operate relatively freely in its border regions to carry out operations in neighboring Afghanistan.

President Trump on Tuesday suggested the Department of Justice "must finally act?" to investigate longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin after the State Department last week released emails belonging to her, including some marked classified that were found on her husband's laptop.

"Huma Abedin, the top aide to Hillary Clinton and the wife of perv sleazebag Anthony Wiener, was a major security risk as a collector of info", Trump added in a separate tweet that same month. "Also on Comey & others".

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