Huma Abedin has no idea what she sent over email during her time at the State Department, but called it "terrifying" and said she is "mortified" by the thought of those messages being released.
"It's something I can't really think about, because I can't even imagine what's in those emails. But I'm sure I would probably... be mortified. I have no idea. I haven't read any of them," Abedin said on the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend" that aired this weekend.
The State Department is set to begin releasing emails that the longtime Hillary Clinton aide sent as Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the department. The release will involve as many as 29,000 pages that Abedin sent or received from 2009 to 2013.
When they are released, Abedin said, she still isn't likely to read them.
"I have a policy… I never read anything about myself. I could count on one hand how many actual interviews I've done. I'll never read them. I just don't want to know," she said. "If it's about me personally, I honestly just ignore it."
Abedin, who began as a White House intern for Hillary Clinton in 1996, also talked about one of the first times that the two met. "You know these things that happen in your life and they just stick ... She walked by and shook my hand, our eyes connected, and I just remember having this moment where I thought, 'Wow, this is amazing.' And it just inspired me, and I still remember the look on her face," Abedin said.
If Clinton is elected, the podcast's hosts noted, former president Bill Clinton could hold the title "first husband." Asked about what sort of initiatives he would pursue, Abedin responded, "I feel — just that question makes me nervous."
Saying that she wanted make it through the election before thinking about it, she added, "I think it's fair to say that as one of the most successful Democratic presidents in the history of this country… there is nothing President Clinton can't do."