May 17, 2013

"Officials in the State Department and Clinton circles seem especially sensitive about the arrangement, and no one would speak about it on the record."

Says the New York Times, about Huma Abedin and her work for private clients while serving in the State Department in her longtime role as Hillary Clinton's confidante.
Ms. Abedin reached her new working arrangement in June 2012, when she returned from maternity leave, quietly leaving her position as deputy chief of staff and becoming a special government employee, which is essentially a consultant. A State Department official said that change freed her from the requirement that she disclose her private earnings for the rest of the year on her financial disclosure forms. Still, during that period, she continued to be identified publicly in news reports as Mrs. Clinton’s deputy chief of staff.

Earlier this month, Mr. Weiner released a copy of the couple’s 2012 tax return showing that they had income of more than $490,000.
I was just asking where all their money came from — last month, when the NYT had an article showing off the Weiner/Abedin lifestyle.

From today's NYT article, we hear that the post-maternity leave "arrangement allowed her to work from her home in New York, rather than at the State Department’s headquarters in Washington."
She earned approximately $135,000 from the department during 2012. It is not clear how much Ms. Abedin was paid by Mrs. Clinton privately, or from the Clinton Foundation and Teneo. The Clintons have described Ms. Abedin as a surrogate daughter to them.
ADDED: What work did she do? Did the Clintons just funnel money to her and Weiner? 

37 comments:

Nathan Alexander said...
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Nathan Alexander said...

Democrat politicians/officials seek their positions so they can funnel taxpayer money to chosen confederates.

This is no different.

Emil Blatz said...

Homina, homina,... Huma-na!

bagoh20 said...

That's only money and it's peanuts at that level. I wish this was the kind of scandals we had in government today rather than incredibly heroic men left to die, and thousands of people having their basic rights stepped all over just to assure the election of one incredibly small man.

madAsHell said...

She married Weiner.
Does she really have advice to give??

madAsHell said...

She married Weiner.
Does she really have advice to give??

President-Mom-Jeans said...

1. Munch box and rub sore cankles.

2. Basically yes.

Any other questions?

chrisnavin.com said...

She's teaching Huma the dark arts of power, politics, scandal and appearing to be many things you might not be to retain power.

Sisterhood! Global sisterhood!

Our political class is looking pretty tired these days.

Marshal said...

I'm sure all this money has no impact on how they perform their government functions. These are Democrats we're talking about.

elkh1 said...

madAsHell said...
She married Weiner.
Does she really have advice to give??

To the one who married Bill? Yes, more like commiseration than advice.

Conspirators may think there were things between Hill and Huma, that's why they let their men (covers?) off easy.

chrisnavin.com said...

It's like the sisterhood of the traveling pants!

May the legend of Billy Jeff live on through this here Weiner!

lemondog said...

.. she also worked for Teneo, a strategic consulting firm, which was founded by Doug Band, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton also ‘worked’ for Teneo Bill Clinton: Teneo Capital No Longer Paying Me

Per Wiki Huma Mahmood Abedin (born July 28, 1976[1]) is an American deputy chief of staff and aide to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.[2] She served as traveling chief of staff and "body woman" for Clinton during Clinton's campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election.[3][4]

Everything is politically interconnected with lots of $$$$ sloshing around.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Paid for services rendered.

Lap lap lap!

edutcher said...

I love this!

No list of her clients, but she did work for MF Global. There's a confidence builder.

"It is not clear how much Ms. Abedin was paid by Mrs. Clinton privately, or from the Clinton Foundation"

You can bet not one red cent came out of Hillary!'s hide, but the Clinton Foundation? That's just a bunch of rich, dumb, horny over-the-hill broads who think being fucked (in more ways than one) by the former Serial Rapist In Chief is hot.

rhhardin said...

Coleridge wrote that a conflict of interest is the pulley on which good character is hoist into public view.

That was before Democrats.

Lem said...

Follow the money via the humadoors.

Ambrose said...

I bet this information is being leaked by Clinton insiders to derail Weiner's mayorial chances. They don't want him in the public eye while Hilary is running for President - reminds people of bill's misdeeds.

edutcher said...

Are you saying Huma's Weiner is bigger than Willie's?

Methadras said...

Yeah, the 19th Amendment really is looking like a bad idea.

garage mahal said...

You're losing it.

Amartel said...

"the 19th Amendment really is looking like a bad idea."

???

edutcher said...

garage mahal said...

You're losing it.

I think garage just wet himself.

n.n said...

Ambrose:

Both Clinton and Weiner met the standards of the communities they served, but Abedin did not dispose of her child in the toilet. That may be viewed as a combative choice in the so-called "War on Women". Perhaps if she didn't exceed the quota then she will be accepted by the left-wing cult. Women are, after all, supposed to remain available for sex and taxation; barefoot and perpetually pregnant.

No, both Clinton and Weiner are perfectly suited to represent their constituency, redistributive change (e.g. graft) and all.

The Drill SGT said...

What Hill ought to be teaching her is cattle futures. That's where the real money is...

Sam L. said...

Cattle futures and and housing developments like Whitewater!

Meade said...

"The Clintons have described Ms. Abedin as a surrogate daughter to them."

Surrogate? Come to think of it, Huma does have a bit of Webster Hubbel in her brow and jaw line.

Nomennovum said...

Uh oh. Scandal fatigue. I acutally don't really care about this.

pduggie said...

Its what ambitious ppl used to do in the 17th century. Endear yourself to a wealth patron and hit them up for money once is a while.

"being liberal" might be all she did.

Nomennovum said...

Endear yourself to a wealth patron and hit them up for money once is a while. "being liberal" might be all she did. - pduggie

From what I've heard, Huma did a bit more, if you know what I mean. (Let's just say, "Huma doesn't like 'Weiner'"). Hint. Hint.

Jay said...

Boy for being so concerned about "the public good" Democrats sure are greedy, aren't they?

John said...

I've long been concerned about Huma and have said so here in previous comments.

Not because of whether she and Hils are munching each other, though in an employer/employee relationship that may be illegal. It could certainly be potential grounds for sexual harassment lawsuit.

My concern is more about her being a security risk because of her mother. As Dept Chief of Staff Huma had a pretty high, perhaps tip-top security clearance. Yet her mother lives in Saudi Arabia and this gives the Saudi's potential power over her.

"Hey Huma, we need this information."

"No"

"Your mother just committed blasphemy and insulted the prophet"

"Oh. Here's the info you wanted from the Office of Sec State."

She always seemed to show a lot of money. Buying a $400,000 townhouse, for cash, on a $40,000/yr salary?

High end designer clothes and so on?

Where did all that money come from? We know there is no family money.

Huma had the potential to be an extremely serious security risk and nobody says boo.

I'll bet a donut that someone calls me racist here for pointing this out. You can't question the motives of any Muslim. You just can't.

John Henry

kathleen said...

um

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/jamie-glazov/the-dark-muslim-brotherhood-world-of-huma-abedin/

hombre said...

What's the big deal? Everybody knows the laws/rules do not apply to 'progressives', especially connected 'progressives'.

Carry on.

Browndog said...

At some point, some may realize that their children, grand children, future generations, what not-will be able to look up, and see what was said-

How pithy the jokes....

How those before them treated their future as an episode of Letterman...

laughing....not.

EMD said...

I really need a government job.

Jeff Teal said...

Plus how much of that private money came from non US sources?It just sounds like a plan for legalized bribery.Of course when pduggie says it sounds like the 17th century he is right.Most of what the dems do reminds me of the excesses of oligarchic and aristocratic societies.

Jeff Teal said...

Plus how much of that private money came from non US sources?It just sounds like a plan for legalized bribery.Of course when pduggie says it sounds like the 17th century he is right.Most of what the dems do reminds me of the excesses of oligarchic and aristocratic societies.