McCain Defends Huma Abedin

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 06:  U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bachmann, thought to be a contender for the 2012 presidential race, spoke at the rally held on Capitol Hill by Americans for Prosperity in support of spending cuts.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michele Bachmann

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    Religious groups and lawmakers including Sen. John McCain are firing back at former Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann after she accused the Islamist group Muslim Brotherhood of infiltrating the U.S. government. Bachmann, along with four other Republican members of Congress, sent letters to five different agencies demanding investigations into the “deep penetration in the halls of our United States government” by the Muslim Brotherhood, singling out Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton and the wife of Anthony Weiner, of having family connections to the radical group. “These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis, and no merit, and they need to stop now,” McCain said in a speech Wednesday.

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