Huma Abedin, a long-time Hillary Clinton aide and the estranged wife of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, claims in her soon-to-be-released memoir that an unnamed U.S. Senator sexually assaulted her in the early to mid-2000s.

The incident took place when Clinton served as a senator of New York from 2001 to 2009.

According to the Guardian, which received an advanced copy of her memoir, "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds," Abedin’s explanation gives no identifying clues to the senator’s identity.

Abedin writes that after attending a Washington dinner with a few senators and their aides, she "ended up walking out" with the senator. The two ended up back at his building, where he invited her in for coffee and told Abedin to make herself comfortable on the couch.

They continued to talk and made themselves comfortable, but then Abedin describes “in an instant, it all changed. He plopped down to my right, put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth and pressing me back onto the sofa.”

Abedin wrote that she was so “utterly shocked” and that she pushed him away. “All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased," she wrote.

Abedin stayed clear of him “for a few days” but when she saw him on Capitol Hill, she nodded when he asked if they were still friends. Though she remained friendly with the senator, she soon “buried the incident,” and erased the memory from her mind “entirely.”

Abedin's book will be released on Nov. 2.

It was not until the controversy of the Kavanaugh hearings, where Christine Blasey Ford was accused of “conveniently remembering” her assault, that Abedin began to remember the sexual assault that she experienced.

Abedin was married to Weiner for about seven years. After Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 for sending sexually explicit images to a woman, he would plead guilty in 2017 to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

The infrastructure package is expected to pass with a comfortable margin in the 100-member Senate, where more than a third of Republicans have joined the 50 Democrats in the push to pass it If Democrats are unable to reach an agreement with Republicans by Thursday, the government will shut down. Photo: AFP / Mandel Ngan