Skip to comments.Huma Abedin & Hillary Clinton - Who is Funding Huma Abedin's Lifestyle?
Posted on 11/06/2007 5:07:26 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
Hillary's Mystery Woman: Who is Huma?
Senator Clinton's closest aide, Ms. Abedin never sweats; Oscar de la Renta wants to dress her
by Spencer Morgan
Published: April 1, 2007
"It was like 110 degrees outside," recalled the source, a political aide who asked to remain anonymous. "We were all just pouring down with sweat. But I have this distinct memory of Huma traipsing in in this blue pantsuitit was like this wool pantsuitnot a bead of sweat on her brow, not a hair out of place, with everything perfectly organized in her Yves Saint Laurent handbag."
...The back story, as it were, begins 32 years ago in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Ms. Abedin, who declined to participate in this article, lived until the age of 2. Her family then relocated to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she lived until returning to the States for college. She attended George Washington University. Her father, who died when she was 17, was an Islamic and Middle Eastern scholar of Indian decent. He founded his own institute devoted to Western-Eastern and interfaith understanding and reconciliation and published a journal focusing on Muslim minorities living in the diaspora. Her mother, a renowned professor in Saudi Arabia, is Pakistani.
Ms. Abedin recently bought an apartment in the vicinity of 12th and U streets in Washington, D.C. ...
Ms. Abedin began working for Mrs. Clinton as an intern for the then First Lady in 1996. She was hired as a staff assistant to the First Lady's chief of staff, Maggie Williams. For several years, she was the backup to Mrs. Clinton's permanent personal aide, Allison Stein, and she officially took over as Mrs. Clinton's aide and advisor around the time of the 2000 Senate race.
Her Presidential campaign title is "traveling chief of staff"...
According to a friend, her favorite designers are Mr. de la Renta, Catherine Malandrino, Charles Nolan and Prada. "And she has a weakness for Marc Jacobs bags," said the friend. "She is known for her bags."
Robert Barnett, the Clintons' longtime attorney, said that in 11 years of knowing her, he has never seen her wear the same outfit twice...
Huma Abedin's father died, about 15 years ago, when Huma Abedin was 17.
Huma Abedin's mother seems to be referred to, variously, as "Saleha Abedin", "Saleha Mahmood Abedin", "Saleha S. Mahmood Abedin", and "Saleha S. Mahmood".
She is believed to be employed as a Sociology Professor at Dar Al-Hekma Women's College, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and it appears that she now holds the position of the Director of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, which was founded by her late husband:
Dar Al-Hekma College
Vice Dean Of Institutional advancement
Saleha Mahmood Abedin, Ph.D..
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1977.
Director of General Education
Saleha Abedin, Ph.D.
Ph.D., in Sociology and Demography, University of Pennsylvania , U.S.A. , 1977
Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
JMMA Editorial Board
EDITOR, Saleha S. Mahmood
Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin (Pakistan)
Sociologist, Muslim Scholar
Director of Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, London
Dr. Saleha S. Mahmood Abedin
Director, Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (London). Editor, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (Oxford). Professor of Sociology, Director of General Education and Founder, Dar Al-Hekma College (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). Chairperson, International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (Amman, Jordan).
Seeds Of Spirituality
Dr. Saleha Mahood Abedin
Co-Chair Pakistan, Global Peace Initiative of Women
Here are Huma Abedin's known salary figures, as a "Senior Adviser" to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY:
Huma M. Abedin, Salary History
Office Start date End date Position Amount Notes Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 10/01/06 03/31/07 Senior Adviser $9,999.96 Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 04/01/06 09/30/06 Senior Adviser $9,999.96 Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 10/01/05 03/31/06 Senior Adviser $9,999.96 Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 04/01/05 09/30/05 Senior Adviser $17,999.96 Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 10/01/04 03/31/05 Senior Adviser $9,083.33 Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 04/01/04 09/30/04 Staff Assistant $12,000.00 Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham (D-New York) 10/01/03 03/31/04 Staff Assistant $9,000.00
Now let's start with that "apartment in the vicinity of 12th and U streets in Washington, D.C".
The most money Huma Abedin ever earned, as a Senate staffer, within a single one year time span, was from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006:
Let's see what kind of a 30-year mortgage that salary would qualify her for:
04/01/05 to 09/30/05: $17,999.96 10/01/05 to 03/31/06: $9,999.96 TOTAL: $27,999.92
GMAC Mortgage Qualifier CalculatorSo it appears that Huma Abedin ought to be eligible for a mortgage loan in the general range of $50,000 to $85,000.
Cash on hand: $10,000
Interest rate: 6.250%
Term: 30 Years
Property tax: 1.00%
Home insurance: 0.50%
Monthly car payment(s): $300
Credit card payment(s): $100
Other loan payment(s): $0
Other closing costs: $800
An annual income of $28,000 may qualify you for $54,828 loan.
Monthly car payment(s): $0
Credit card payment(s): $0
Other loan payment(s): $0
Other closing costs: $0
An annual income of $28,000 may qualify you for $82,049 loan.
Now let's see if we can find that apartment in the vicinity of 12th & U Streets.
Note that that intersection is also known as "1200 U Street NW", zip code 20009:
1200 U Street NW, 20009
The District of Columbia classifies property according to "Square", "Suffix", and "Lot":
District of Columbia: Real Property Assessment Search
Search Real Property Assessment Database
Assessment Roll Search as of 11/04/2007
District of Columbia: Real Property Sales Search
Search Real Property Sales Database
Only sales after January 4, 1999 are available on this site.
Just from playing around with some addresses, I guessed that these were roughly the placements of the Squares:
It turns out that Huma Abedin's apartment is on page two of the Square 0273 listings, specifically Square 0273, Lot 2128:
Square 0273, Lot 2128
Owner Name: HUMA ABEDIN
Sale Price: $649,000
Sale Date: 09/18/2006
Taxable Assessment: $515,900
Finally, let's look at some prices for the designer clothes which Huma Abedin wears and the designer handbags which she carries:
Yves Saint Laurent handbag
Saks Fifth Avenue: $1395.00 to $2495.00
Bergdorf Goodman: $1195.00 to $26,995.00
Nieman Marcus: $1,295.00 to $26,995.00
Oscar de la Renta
Saks Fifth Avenue: $40.00 to $285.00
Bergdorf Goodman: Oscar de la Renta Resort Collection, $250.00 to $5990.00
Bergdorf Goodman: Oscar de la Renta Fall Collection, $190.00 to $4990.00
Nieman Marcus: $120.00 to $4,990.00
Saks Fifth Avenue: $206.90 [sale, reg $345.00] to $837.00 [sale, reg $1395.00]
Bergdorf Goodman: $325.00 to $995.00
Nieman Marcus: $325.00 to $995.00
Saks Fifth Avenue: $70.90 [sale, reg $178.00] to $478.80 [sale, reg $798.00]
Bergdorf Goodman: DOES NOT CARRY Charles Nolan
Nieman Marcus: DOES NOT CARRY Charles Nolan
Saks Fifth Avenue: Prada Collection
Bergdorf Goodman: Found 225 Items
Nieman Marcus: Prada Collection
Marc Jacobs bag
Saks Fifth Avenue: $895.00 to $2,950.00
Bergdorf Goodman: $695.00 to $1750.00
Nieman Marcus: $695.00 to $1750.00
Huma’s PARENTS were Saudi AGENTS??? Are you sure?
Google hits for pages containing both “Hillary” and “Huma”:
Nov. 1st: 32K
Nov. 2nd: 80K
Nov. 6th: 141K
Right, but where did the money come from to fund the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs?
Wahhabism: A deadly scriptureAnd remember: Huma Abedin's father was NOT a Saudi Prince, NOR was her mother a Saudi Princess.
By Paul Vallely
Published: 01 November 2007
...Yahya Birt, an academic who is director of The City Circle, a networking body of young Muslim professionals, estimates "Saudi spending on religious causes abroad as between $2bn [£960m] and $3bn per year since 1975 (comparing favourably with what was the annual Soviet propaganda budget of $1bn), which has been spent on 1,500 mosques, 210 Islamic centres and dozens of Muslim academies and schools"...
Huma Abedin's father was born in India, her mother was born in Pakistan, they wound up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then suddenly they turned on a dime, when Huma was about 2 years old, and headed to Saudi Arabia.
The election of 2008 will be a true test if a presidential election can be bought by a third or forth rate candidate backed by enough special interest money.
The amount of money we know about going into Hillary’s two year campaign is outrageous.
The amounts not reported are no doubt even more outrageous.
College professors do will their kids substantial amounts of money. Ever heard of TIAA-CREF millionaires?
The Clintons have no scruples...and really no allegiances.
They are users....They do whatever they have to do to achieve and keep power. By whatever means necessary.
Hillary is a disciple of Saul Alinsky..and no one should ever forget it.
Don’t Banks have to report any checks of $10,000 or more?? This stinks like a Skunk rotting on a TX Highway. Imagine if Harpy clinton was a Repub and all of that smoke??
Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops
Maybe Hillary showed her how to invest in cattle futures, or perhaps Terry McAwful footed her a loan for her digs like he did the Toons.
You are good. Very impressive research!
Good work again. Every bit of this needs to get the light of day....given by its presence on the internet. My bet is it will not see any further light....but miracles do happen. Thanks for your hard work and for any ongoing work. But please be careful.
Now the DC condo is a very different question. While she could have gotten an exotic mortgage with interest only or something like that, she still would have had to make a substantial downpayment for it. I think the most likely explanation is that Hillary gave her the cash. Nothing illegal about it as long as she paid taxes on the income.
Also a good possibility is that Hillary has arranged some nice investments for Huma with her hedge-fund pals including Ron Rosenbaum, Norman Hsu, and Mark Lasky, the guy Chelsea works for.
Thanks for trying to find the answer to that question. I have been concerned about the answer since I first read the article about this amazing woman, that according to those interviewed for the article.
My concern of course is a Muslim being situated in the top office of our government if Hillary becomes president.
Thanks again for your work on this issue.
Very interesting and well done!
And yes, it’s my understanding that a check for 10k and up is reported to the IRS by the bank. Still, why would they not want this reported to the IRS? It isn’t as though Huma is hiding.
If someone gifted her the money for the condo, then, with a top marginal tax rate of about 35%, for her to have cleared [after taxes] the $649,000 needed for the condo, the gift would have had to have been roughly:
I.e. if this was done on the up & up [at least as far as the IRS is concerned], then someone had to slip her a cool $1 MILLION!!!
[0.65] X GIFT = $649,000 GIFT = [$649,000] / [0.65] GIFT = $998,461.54
You know, the IRS is supposed to have software which goes bananas and which sets off all kinds of alarms if it detects that people are living way beyond their means like this.
And, no - college professors in the humanities & the social sciences do NOT leave million-dollar inheritances to their children.
If so, then all of their gifts have to be reported to the IRS.