An email seeking comment sent to a Trump transition spokesperson, Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Crowley was not immediately returned.
In a 2013 exchange on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Crowley responded to another panelist who claimed ties between Abedin and the Muslim brotherhood by saying, “That’s the real Huma Abedin story. It’s not about Weiner’s Weiner. It’s about Huma Abedin and her ties to Islamic extremists.”
In another instance, in January of this year, Crowley praised Frank Gaffney of the far-right fringe think-tank Center for Security Policy for his efforts in investigating Abedin.
“One of whom I’ve been very concerned about, as I know have you, Huma Abedin, the woman who was tied extensively through personal, as well as family, relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, among other things,” said Gaffney on his radio program.
Crowley responded, saying, “Well, what we do know, at least so far, we’ve known for years Frank, that Huma Abedin is Mrs. Clinton’s closest and most trusted aide, apart from Bill, we know that to be true. You have done yeoman’s work in investigating her background, her family’s background, in terms of links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim Sisterhood. That exists.”
On her personal website, Crowley has also linked to stories about the conspiracy, writing on her blog, “The REAL Huma Abedin story, involving her and her family’s ties to Islamic supremacists.” In one column last year, Crowley said Abedin’s family had “Alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.”In August of this year, Crowley said on “Hannity” that Abedin’s parents were “Essentially tools of the Saudi regime,” and an academic journal they published was designed to spread sharia to the West.
The Washington Post reported the journal was “a sober academic journal with a range of viewpoints on Muslim life around the world.”T are two really big points about Huma Abedin and this Institute for Muslim minority affairs and the journal she was on the masthead of,” said Crowley.
“One, ‘Muslim Minority Affairs’ does not refer to getting social welfare programs for Muslims who happen to be minorities, no.
What it’s about is preparing the Muslim minority to be the Muslim minority in places like the west and the United States.