Fox News host Sean Hannity aired a special “Saving America” edition of his show on Friday to analyze the Anthony Weiner scandal, but the program went off on a 2012 debunked conspiracy theory against Weiner's wife Huma Abedin.
Brooke Goldstein of the Lawfare Project said the real story was the supposed Muslim Brotherhood ties to Huma Abedin, who has security clearances because she worked at the U.S. State Department under former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, noted Buzzfeed.com.
"What’s amazing to me is that we’re spending time debating Schmeckle-gate, okay? When Huma Abedin, who has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, who was connected to the chief financier of al-Qaeda, is his wife and has top security clearance," claimed Goldstein (video below).
Radio host Monica Crowley added: "Actually, what Brooke points to, that’s the real Huma Abedin story. It’s not about Weiner’s wiener.”
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Abedin’s supposed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are part of a 2012 conspiracy theory pushed by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn).
Rep. Bachmann several other House Republicans sent a letter to the Departments of State and Justice claiming that Abedin was planted by the Muslim brotherhood to infiltrate the U.S. government.
However, Rep, Bachmann never proved her claims, which were debunked by fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).