According to a former aide to Hillary Clinton, Justin Cooper, Huma Abedin’s claims of ignorance to the now-infamous “secret server” aren’t truthful.
Abedin, once seen as the most powerful member of Clinton’s elite inner circle, previously claimed to have learned of the server in “news articles” after it came to light, however, Cooper now allegedly says he created accounts for Abedin.
The issue of Clinton’s server, which lead to an equally-infamous FBI investigation, drew national scrutiny both during and after the 2016 election, and has continued to be a focal point for conservative journalists.
Former Clinton aide Justin Cooper claims he worked with Huma Abedin to set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server, contradicting her 2016 assertion that she learned about the server through “some news articles.”
Cooper’s claims stem from a March 19 Judicial Watch deposition that was made public yesterday.
In a 2016 deposition, Abedin said she learned about the private server by “reading in some news articles about a year, a year-and-a-half ago, when it was—it was being publicly discussed.”
Cooper said in the deposition that he established “two or three” email accounts on the private server and that he and State Department IT specialist Bryan Pagliano created accounts for Chelsea Clinton and Abedin.
The Epoch Times reports:
Asked if the Cooper deposition represents additional legal problems for Abedin, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told The Epoch Times on June 18 that “the legal liabilities never went away, so it’s a matter of political will by the Justice Department. … The leadership is going to have to step up to move forward on any of this.”
Cooper, who was an adviser to President Bill Clinton, also said that a week before his deposition, he spoke with Cheryl Mills, the attorney who served as Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department and represented her legally during the FBI’s investigation of the email server. Mills accompanied Hillary Clinton when she was interviewed by the FBI.