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Politician seeks answers on Weiner wife Huma Abedin's private consulting gig

Posted on 06/15/2013 4:22:47 AM PDT by Liz

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 became a “special government employee” who 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,” Grassley’s letter asks, “In what ways did the State Department interact with the companies for which you consulted?”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 06/15/2013 4:22:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

This is the most corrupt administration in American history. And the media continues to protect these thieves.

2 posted on 06/15/2013 4:24:44 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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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 threatened to sue JPMC bank if they did not return the monies.


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.

3 posted on 06/15/2013 4:28:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

How much was paid for the MANPADs to al Qaeda and Ikhwan?

WHAT WAS THE QUID PRO QUO for Huma and Hillary?

Is there not a name for this?

4 posted on 06/15/2013 4:33:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Liz

How was this done?.

By eating at the Y.

5 posted on 06/15/2013 4:35:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Liz

The Obama administration makes Grant’s Tea Pot Dome Scandal look like penny ante poker. The only difference is that back in the 19th century we had a real press in this country that exposed corruption. Now we have enablers in the press who are in bed with the corrupt politicians.

6 posted on 06/15/2013 4:48:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Liz

I obviously haven’t had enough coffee...I thought it said “consulting pig”.

7 posted on 06/15/2013 4:50:04 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: Venturer

It took only 5 posts this time.

8 posted on 06/15/2013 4:50:49 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: kjo

Barack Obama makes Hamid Karzi look like a piker

9 posted on 06/15/2013 4:57:51 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Liz

You right wing nuts are forgetting the number one rule of politics ... it's not corruption when we do it!

10 posted on 06/15/2013 5:09:04 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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I appreciate Sen. Grassley’s efforts but would like to know why he isn't looking into DiFi's husband's high speed rail and post office gigs, as well?
11 posted on 06/15/2013 5:15:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Zakeet

She also is involved with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, as her PARENTS and Brother are also!! TRAITOR, and that POS that married her is also.

12 posted on 06/15/2013 5:26:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Liz

Somebody in the headline department is carrying water for Weiner / Huma by putting “Politician” in the headline, so as to diminish the significance of the inquiry. Sure, Grassley is a politician but ordinarily the headline would read “Senator Seeks...” not “Politician Seeks”...

13 posted on 06/15/2013 5:26:47 AM PDT by Stingray51
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To: Liz

After an eight year vacation, this administration picked up right where Slick’s administration left off....with many of the same players. Might not have been able to happen had it not been for that “new tone” set twelve years ago.

14 posted on 06/15/2013 5:28:22 AM PDT by Roccus (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror)
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To: kjo

Chicago elected Rahm and New York, I predict, will elect Weiner. It’s the all American Story. If he gets the nomination, which he will, will the republicans have anyone to run against him?

If Weiner were a republican in a republican strong hold, Soros and Harry Reid would be sending him money. We should too. All of us here should do what we can to get this guy the democratic nomination.

I think it’s perfect.

15 posted on 06/15/2013 5:40:36 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Liz
There are many questions Huma should answer.

16 posted on 06/15/2013 6:06:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Liz
 photo weiner3_zps8f4073e4.png I'm sure she has one of these stickers on the back of her Beemer.
17 posted on 06/15/2013 6:29:47 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Liz

Politician seeks answers = The show must go on

18 posted on 06/15/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: txrefugee
Mmmmmm......thanks to NSA, now we got evidence:

(1) Obama/Jarrett/Axelrod/Emanuel's communiques making lucrative deals with enemies of the US in exchange for foreign aid.

(2) The Gang of Eight colluding---getting their marching orders from Third World hellholes WRT immigration reform--- the gang exchanging aye votes for insider deals.

(3) Eric Holder and Obama deciding which "troublesome" news organizations and reporters to surveil.

(4) Hillary Clinton reading to Susan Rice what to say on TV talk WRT Benghazi.


Memo to NSA, please copy the Join Chiefs of Staff w/ all communiques.

19 posted on 06/15/2013 10:06:40 AM PDT by Liz
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To: liberalh8ter

I don’t know what jurisdiction Sen. Grassley is acting under for the Huma investigation, maybe/probably Judiciary? Grassley is probably not on a committee that would have jurisdiction for the DiFi chicanery. Some other senator would have to undertake that investigation.

20 posted on 06/15/2013 10:12:14 AM PDT by EDINVA
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