Trump goes after former Clinton aide Huma Abedin in tweet

He slammed Huma Abedin's email practices.

The tweet stems from the release of a cache of Abedin's emails by the State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

Last Friday the State Department released 139 emails and documents of Abedin’s.

The released emails included five that were marked classified, but only after they were initially sent or received. Before releasing the emails, the State Department reviewed them, labeling them as "confidential," the lowest level of classification.

According to Comey, Abedin would send them to Weiner so he could print them out as "a matter of convenience."

Comey said the FBI completed the investigation into Abedin and couldn't prove there was any criminal intent, which is required in order to classify something as a criminal act in this situation.

"We didn't have any indication she had a sense what she was doing was in violation of the law," Comey said.

"I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department," he said in an interview with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt while in Mar-a-Lago over the holidays.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the tweet in a briefing Tuesday afternoon.

“Obviously the facts of that case are very disturbing and I think the president wants to make clear that he doesn't feel that anyone should be above the law. In terms of any investigation, that would be something the Department of Justice would need to decide and I would refer you to them on whether or not they move forward,” she said.

Clinton’s former campaign communications director Nick Merrill issued a statement to ABC News slamming the tweet.

“Whenever Donald Trump needs a distraction, he runs the same, reliable play – tweet something about the Clintons or their associates,” Merrill said in the statement to ABC News.

“As Americans know all too well, there already was an investigation into all things email with no wrongdoing found by anyone. A year into his presidency, you would think Donald Trump would be focused on being president — or at least on his own legal problems,” he said.

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