Citing New York State Democrats, the New York Post reported this morning that the Clintons were "livid" about the comparisons between Abedin's decision to defend her husband and Clinton.
Already, Republicans have seized on it as evidence that a Clinton candidacy is a risky proposition for Democrats.
"Therein lies the Democrats' problem. Therein lies Hillary Clinton's problem," wrote National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring in an email to reporters. "Their entire electoral strategy requires utilizing the 'War on Women' playbook, but every individual transgression is a reminder that most parents couldn't trust Bill Clinton — the most powerful Democratic fundraiser and surrogate-in-chief for 2014 — in a room alone with their 21-year-old daughter."