Huma Abedin, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top and most trust aide, is stirring headlines this week on the verge of the release of her upcoming book, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds.
According to The Daily Wire, Abedin revealed in a recent interview with CBS Evening News’ Norah O’Donnell that upon learning that her husband, the disgraced former Democratic lawmaker, Anthony Weiner, had affairs and got caught up in a sickening sex scandal, she considered ending her life.
“You write that, for a brief second, you contemplated walking off the subway platform?” O’Donnell asked.
Abedin responded to the question by pivoting to her faith, which she claims helped her make it through that particularly dark period of her life. “Well, one of the best things I’ve had in my life is my faith, and the belief that there is always a way through,” she said.
Staying on the subject, O’Donnell pressed Abedin on some of the grittier details of what Weiner was doing behind the scenes. “I know it’s hard for you to say it, but you found that he was having physical relationships in your apartment?” the CBS host asked.
“Yes,” Abedin replied. “It was that moment that I realized the way I had been handling my response to him was not working.”
Prior to her interview, a leaked excerpt from her new book revealed that she claims she is a sexual assault survivor, which she claimed occurred at the hands of an unnamed, sitting U.S. senator at the time. Abedin was also careful to not reveal which political party the person belonged to.
“I ended up walking out with one of the senators, and soon we stopped in front of his building and he invited me in for coffee,” a New York Post piece quoted Abedin as writing.
She went on to recall the incident, writing that the senator, “plopped down to my right, put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, pressing me back on the sofa.” Abedin added that she was “utterly shocked” at what had happened, forcing her to push him away.