Abedin spent extensive time consulting with Doug Band, Bill Clinton’s top adviser and her best friend, and Band’s wife, sources said, as she tried to make sense of the circumstances her husband had thrust her into.
Abedin reportedly was with Band when she watched Weiner’s press conference admitting his lewd messaging and lying last Monday.
The Clintons, the sources said, and their extended world, are furious and want no contact with Weiner. But they are deeply supportive and protective of Abedin, whom Clinton called a “second” daughter when he officiated her wedding.
“They are livid,” said one source affiliated with Hillary Clinton.