Obama Calls Clinton Aide a “Patriot”
President Barack Obama called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an "American patriot." He said this after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. "She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear," Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Representative Michele Bachmann along with four other Republican lawmakers questioned Abedin's security clearance in a letter to the State Department's inspector general.