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Interesting Date on Letter about Huma Abedin sent by U.S. Senator to John Kerry
Shoebat ^ | 6/15/13 | Walid Shoebat

Posted on 06/15/2013 8:22:28 AM PDT by Ben Barrack

Huma Abedin skipped town in the same month that the Heat was on last year and a U.S. Senator may be on to her (if so, his way of letting her know is absolutely brilliant).

The date of a letter sent by U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), to Secretary of State John Kerry about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, matches the date on a letter sent by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and four other congressmen to the State Department’s Deputy Inspector General from one year earlier, about Abedin’s irrefutable familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Bachmann’s letter was dated June 13, 2012 and Grassley’s letter is dated June 13, 2013.

Perhaps providing a bit more intrigue is that Grassley wants answers to questions surrounding Abedin’s alleged resignation from her position as Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff at a time when she was at the center of controversy resulting from her being named in Bachmann’s letter. Though Grassley makes no reference to the timing of these two things, had news of Abedin’s departure been made public at that time, it would have most certainly added to the controversy.

Screenshot of Bachmann’s letter last year:

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Screenshot of Grassley’s letter to Kerry.

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The contents of Grassley’s letter include multiple questions about Huma Abedin’s time as a “special government employee” beginning in June of last year. The questions raised by Grassley in the letter seem to stem from a New York Times article by Raymond Hernandez published last month.

Two paragraphs from that article caught our attention at the time. Here they are, from our May 17th post:

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.

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

Again, back to Grassley’s potentially brilliant move here. While he makes no reference to Huma’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and focuses on questions surrounding her work as a “special government employee”, the answers to many of the questions he wants Kerry to answer could do all the talking.

Consider what the correct answers to these questions – asked by Grassley – just might be:

What was (were) Ms. Abedin’s official title(s) at the Department of State from June 2012 until February 2013?

When did Ms. Abedin change her status to “special government employee”?

What effect, if any, did the change have on her security clearance and her access to classified information?

Did Ms. Abedin continue to represent herself as the U.S. State Department Deputy Chief of Staff following her change to SGE?

Was Ms. Abedin recused of any issues at the U.S. Department of State when she became a special government employee? If so, please list all recused issues (our note: think Benghazi).

We also noted at the time that Abedin’s quiet resignation from her job as Hillary’s Deputy in June of last year occurred in the same month that Bachmann’s letter was sent to the Deputy Inspector General of the State Department. According to Grassley’s letter, Abedin was on maternity leave from December of 2011 until she returned to her position at State in June of 2012, only to secretly leave that position in the same month.

The New York Times piece also revealed something else potentially telling:

An associate of Ms. Abedin’s said… that the arrangement allowed her (Huma Abedin) to work from her home in New York, rather than at the State Department’s headquarters in Washington, and to spend more time with her child and husband.

When the heat is on someone, what do they typically do?

They Leave town while not wanting you to realize they’re gone, which is exactly what Huma did.

The lack of transparency by the State Department at the time raises at least one very important question: When and why did Abedin step down as Hillary’s Deputy at around the same time she was named by Bachmann and why wasn’t her resignation made public until last month?

Here is the excerpt from Bachmann’s letter that referenced Abedin and caused the most controversy:

“…the Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.”

Again, according to the New York Times, Abedin quietly resigned as Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff in the same month that Bachmann wrote that letter. Yet, Abedin’s defenders operated under a premise that said she never did.

Back on May 17th, we wrote the following:

Had an announcement been made in June of 2012 that Abedin was stepping down as Deputy, it clearly would have fueled the controversy. Nonetheless, two questions need to be answered:

1.) Why did Abedin step down as Deputy Chief of Staff when she allegedly did? 2.) Why was it kept secret for nearly a year?

The New York Times story came out nearly one month ago. Is it coincidence that the date of Grassley’s letter matches the date of Bachmann’s letter one year later? Perhaps, but it’s at least possible that Grassley is sending a message that while he’s publicly pursuing answers to questions that are less controversial than questions about Abedin’s irrefutable ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, he may be privately letting those involved know that he is well aware of the very warranted concerns of Bachmann, et. al.

Perhaps Grassley (like us) has a big problem with the prospect of a woman tied to a group that birthed the group that hit us on 9/11/01 becoming first lady of the city that was hit the hardest.

If you thought the Grond Zero mosque was insensitive, that would be Off. The. Charts.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: charlesgrassley; hillary; hillaryclinton; hrc; humaabedin; johnkerry; newyork; punchlinetony; statedepartment
If the timing / content of Grassley's letter to John Kerry about Huma Abedin is more than a coincidence, it is sheer political brilliance on Grassley's part.
1 posted on 06/15/2013 8:22:28 AM PDT by Ben Barrack
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To: Ben Barrack

highly bumpable


2 posted on 06/15/2013 8:24:04 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Ben Barrack

Problem is the MSM will refuse to make this a story. And if the media doesn’t cover it...it can’t be very important.

The MSM are the single biggest problem Republicans have.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: morphing libertarian

For all we know, Huma Weiner is still at the beck and call of the Clintons, doing God knows what behind the scenes.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 8:32:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kjo

Glad to see this story—what an incredible slap in America’s face it would be to have the “First Lady (spit) of New York” be Abedin-—MUCH worse than having a pervert as it’s mayor.

Perhaps it’s time for people to scrounge up some real dirt on the other enemies of America—the Media!

It works both ways.


5 posted on 06/15/2013 8:34:42 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Ben Barrack

It’s interesting to read all of this.

Thanks for posting.......


6 posted on 06/15/2013 8:37:19 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: kjo
The MSM are the single biggest problem Republicans have.

That's mostly correct, kjo, and one of the four most horrendous problems afflicting America:

1.) A morally and intellectually lazy, complacent, and in many cases willingly deluded citizenry.

2.) A Marxist-Islamist, thoroughly anti-American president and Executive branch.

3.) Islamic jihad.

4.) An essentially Marxist, thoroughly anti-American "free" press.

Other than that, everything is coming up roses.

7 posted on 06/15/2013 8:37:42 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Ben Barrack.


8 posted on 06/15/2013 8:51:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ben Barrack

Just WOW!


9 posted on 06/15/2013 9:05:33 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Ben Barrack
Ben "That's 'Barrack', not 'Barack'" of KTEM radio 1400!

You're a great American, Ben... God bless Texas!
10 posted on 06/15/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

same thing she did at state. Working for Clinton and OB, the heroes of Benghazi, she’s their ambassador to AQ, brotherhood and Allah knows who. They are determined to be allies with the very people who kill us and want to kill more of us.

If you remember the old communist manifesto about how to infiltrate and take over the US without firing a shot, well look around now and some shots have been fired too.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 9:22:18 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: All
Good afternoon, NSA. When you gather the communiques WRT financial deals Huma and the Clintons made with enemies of the USA, please make sure to send copies to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Thank you.

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Sen Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is probing longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide’s employment status, asking how Huma Abedin got a sweetheart deal as a private six-figure consultant while at the State Department. Abedin is married to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who’s in the NYC mayoral race. The two hauled in as much as $350,000 in outside income on top of Abedin’s $135,000 government salary after Weiner quit Congress over a sexting scandal.

Abedin was assigned “special government employee” status, and was able to haul in cash as a private contractor. One of her clients was Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm founded by Bill Clinton aide Doug Band.

Quoting from Teneo’s Web site, which calls the firm the “next chapter in strategic advisory,”

NOTE: Last Dec, a former MF Global employee accused former president Bill Clinton of collecting $50,000 per month through his Teneo advisory firm in the months before MFG careened towards its Halloween filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports Human Events.

Bill Clinton is the chairman of Teneo's advisory board.

Teneo was hired by MF Global’s former CEO Jon S. Corzine to improve his image and to enhance his connections with Clinton’s political family, said the employee, who asked that his name be withheld because he feared retribution, according to HE. The Teneo contract with MF Global lasted at least five months, the souce said. “The board cancelled it after Corzine resigned.”

The source, who is no longer associated with MF Global, said Teneo is a dual-track company with one side devoted to merchant and investment banking and the other side set up to provide image and strategy consulting services.

The trustee for investors later sued JPMorgan bank for return of about $450M that MFG had transferred to the bank.

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They need to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act---in which banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes.

The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities.

L/E needs to examine Corzine and Clinton's bank accounts

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of of govt funds. MFG monies may pay for personal and private expenses, credit cards, real estate sunsidies and vehicle purchases.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate investment purposes.

The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for MFG insiders own use.

<><> L/E is directed to get ahold of: (1) copies of MFG checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records. L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize MFG bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

12 posted on 06/15/2013 9:41:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: kjo

The most insidious power of the media, is the power to ignore.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 9:49:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: kjo

I don’t disagree with your diagnosis. At the same time, since we know it’s a reality, it cannot be allowed to de-energize or demoralize. Best to acknowledge it, keep our heads down, and trudge ahead.

Rush Limbaugh’s harping on this has become a bit tiresome and it is not helpful.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 9:59:54 AM PDT by Ben Barrack (Let's Talk About Something Important!)
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To: carriage_hill
it's called the Spike, and it's also a very good book...

The Spike is a 1980 spy thriller novel by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss (New York: Crown Publishers, 1980). Drawing on de Borchgrave's experience as a jet-setting Newsweek journalist and conservative Washington insider, it tells the story of a radical '60s journalist, Bob Hockney, who stumbles upon a Soviet plot for global supremacy by 1985. When he tries to expose the web of blackmail, sex and espionage, he's hamstrung by his editors' liberal media bias.

In the news world, to "spike" a story means to cancel its publication. De Borchgrave and Moss envision a scenario in which the KGB exploits the attitudes of the unsuspecting Western media, which was allegedly more interested in unmasking CIA agents than stopping the Soviets, threatening to thwart Hockney's big scoop.

The best-selling book was marketed not only as a spy thriller but an expose of real-life Washington. Time called the book a roman a clef for its fictionalized versions of real people and organizations, including Zbigniew Brzezinski and the radical left-wing magazine Ramparts.

15 posted on 06/15/2013 10:30:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Thanks for the tip on ‘Spike’. It’s what the editors of Newsweak did to Isikoff on the BJ-Monica story, and Drudge scooped them on, I believe.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 10:34:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill
100%
17 posted on 06/15/2013 10:35:21 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 12:10:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: Ben Barrack

Kerry will simply ignore the letter by saying he will respond in due course. (Yawn)

Bachman didn’t get a response either and that was more than a year ago.

Democrats have learned they can pretty much ignore Republican letters, requests for information, and even deadlines (See Holder.) without any retribution.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 12:18:47 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Ben Barrack
“…the Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.”

Again, according to the New York Times, Abedin quietly resigned as Hillary’s Deputy Chief of Staff in the same month that Bachmann wrote that letter. Yet, Abedin’s defenders operated under a premise that said she never did.

Huma's security clearance might have changed - but none of the people who were her 'defenders' knew she had resigned OR that her security level had changed? Whoa - that's interesting. And scary.

20 posted on 06/15/2013 12:32:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: GOPJ

My pleasure!


21 posted on 06/15/2013 6:13:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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