In a radio show appearance Monday, Weiner called Trump's suggestion that Abedin may have shared state secrets with him both "wrong" and "outrageous."
"I think it's absurd and frankly insulting, not only to my wife, who, when she worked at the State Department, had a pretty high security clearance, a higher clearance than even some of the candidates running for president, but it also reflects very poorly on apparently what Mr. Trump thinks about government employees who have high security clearances, that they are talking about things," the New York Democrat said on “The Brian Lehrer Show.”
During a campaign event in Massachusetts Friday, Trump said it was likely that Abedin had divulged classified information to Weiner, who is now an adviser for a New Jersey public relations firm.
"Do you think there's even a 5 percent chance that she's not telling Anthony Weiner — now of a public relations firm — what the hell is coming across?" Trump said, while also slamming Weiner as a "perv" and a "sleazebag."
"Do you think there's even a little bit of a chance? I don't think so."
The Clinton campaign also responded forcefully to what it characterized as Trump's "patently false" and "bizarre" attacks.
Trump repeated bizarre attack on Huma today. Lots of married men worked at State, why is Huma the one who would pass on secrets to spouse?— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) August 29, 2015
Weiner, who stepped down from his congressional position after a sexting scandal four years ago, stood by his wife, saying she has served the country well in her role.
"Not only didn't she do that [leak information], but even further, she worked in government for 20 years. She's got a reputation that is completely stellar, and anyone in Washington and anyone in New York who's ever worked for her knows that," he said on the "The Brian Lehrer Show."