Huma May Have Dropped Divorce To Keep Weiner Quiet Over Clinton Email Probe
Abedin filed for divorce in May after the two announced their separation nine months earlier while Clinton was still running for president. The filing took place after Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
On Wednesday, it was revealed Abedin withdrew the divorce.
Richard Roth, a New York attorney of The Roth Law firm told Radar by withdrawing their divorce they are able to assert the Spousal Testimony Privilege.
“This privilege prevents one spouse from being forced to testify against the other in a criminal case — meaning that the prosecutor cannot even put the spouse on the stand if they are still married and the spouse asserts that privilege,” Attorney Roth said.
“Once a couple divorces, a former spouse can no longer invoke the privilege to avoid testifying in a criminal case, and the other spouse cannot assert the privilege to prevent that testimony from being admitted into evidence on the basis of the privilege.”
“It is a little suspect that they filed for divorce and they decided to not get a divorce — that is a little weird,” Roth added. “The logical conclusion is that they may wait until all of the criminal stuff is over.”
At the start of January, President Donald Trump suggested Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide be jailed after the State Department released classified emails from Abedin, which were found on the laptop of estranged husband, Weiner.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid [sic], Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Remember sailors [sic] pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.”
As readers know, her lawyer released a statement that they decided to settle their their divorce in private.
“In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have decided to reach a settlement swiftly and privately.”
But according to New York state law, they are still required to file a divorce settlement in court for it to be legally binding.
Weiner is currently in a federal prison in Massachusetts serving a 21-month sentence.
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