- The Washington Times - Monday, August 29, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is making a “very wise decision” to separate from her husband Anthony Weiner, and that she’ll be better off without him.

But Mr. Trump said he’s worried the former congressman might have been a security risk.

“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information,” Mr. Trump said.

“Who knows what he learned and who he told? It’s just another example of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment,” he said. “It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.”

Ms. Abedin and Mr. Weiner were married in July 2010, with former President Clinton officiating.

Mr. Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 in the wake of a separate sexting scandal that was triggered when he accidentally posted a lewd image of himself online.

Ms. Abedin announced Monday she was leaving Mr. Weiner.

The New York Post reported Sunday night that Mr. Weiner was engaged in racy exchanges with another woman, which continued through earlier this month and reportedly included a lewd shot with his young son in the picture

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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