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CAIR: Trump’s Call for Imprisonment of Clinton Aide is Attempt to ‘Politicize’ DOJ

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/2/2018) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said President Trump’s call to jail a former aide of Hillary Clinton is an attempt to politicize the Department of Justice.

In a tweet this morning, Trump called for the imprisonment of former State Department aide Huma Abedin and wrote derisively of the “Deep State Justice Dept.” CAIR noted that in a recent interview, Trump said: “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department.”

SEE: Trump Appears to Call for Huma Abedin, Ex-Clinton Aide, to Go to Jail

“Calling for the imprisonment of political rivals is a clear attempt by President Trump to further politicize the Department of Justice,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “Every American who values the constitutional guarantee of due process should be outraged by the president’s statements.”

McCaw noted that the president is already facing accusations of multiple instances of obstruction of justice.

SEE: 19 Times President Trump May Have Obstructed Justice

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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