Huma Abedin: Clinton aide details sex assault by US senator


A former close aide to Hillary Clinton has reportedly written in a new memoir how she was sexually assaulted by a US senator. Huma Abedin said the unnamed politician pounced on her on a couch in the mid-2000s after inviting her into his home, according to the Guardian. She says she rebuffed him as he tried to kiss her and escaped. The claim is detailed in her new book, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, which is being published next week. Mrs Clinton, who was the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state under President Obama, relied on Ms Abedin as one of her most trusted aides. Mrs Clinton once described her as her “second daughter”. She describes the sexual assault while recounting her work for Mrs Clinton when she was a US senator for New York between 2001-09.(BBC)…[+]