Skip to comments.More ethics issues for Huma Abedin?
Posted on 09/24/2015 10:10:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
While working as a high-level aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin received a curious waiver to work in the private sector simultaneously — and went to work for a firm politically connected to the Clintons and their foundation, Teneo. The waiver itself is under investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a probe that may take on more importance as the FBI succeeds in uncovering more e-mail from Hillary’s server. Politico’s Rachel Bade may have found a quo if not a quid in Abedin’s communications:
A spring 2012 email to Hillary Clintons top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, asked for help winning a presidential appointment for a supporter of the Clinton Foundation, according to a chain obtained by POLITICO.
The messages illustrate the relationship between Clinton’s most trusted confidant and the private consulting company that asked for the favor, Teneo Inc. a global firm that later hired Abedin. Abedin signed on with the company while she still held a State Department position, a dual employment that is now being examined by congressional investigators. …
Abedins legal team maintains that the part-time jobs were appropriate and approved by Abedin’s supervisors at State and that she did nothing wrong. Indeed, in the email request obtained by POLITICO, there is no evidence that Abedin interceded on behalf of Teneo as it sought a new appointment for Judith Rodin, a Teneo client and president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Rodin, a former White House appointee to the White House Council for Community Solutions, did not get the appointment Teneo was seeking. The Foundation paid Teneo $5.7 million in 2012 to do public relations work, but no longer works with the firm.
The Hillary Clinton campaign objected to the leak of the e-mail, which it said was produced with the understanding that it would not be made public. That’s certainly a curious position to take, since by law federal records such as official State Department communications are public records. If it didn’t come from Judiciary, it might well have popped out from any number of FOIA demands — which, as we have seen, the use of a secret server thwarted for years.
This exchange took place before Teneo hired Abedin in the waiver arrangement, which raises questions of its own. Teneo had worked to get appointments through Abedin without success; did they figure that paying her would make her a more effective lobbyist? She may not have “interceded” in a precise legal sense, but asking for allies to push the White House to give a Teneo exec a plum position is lobbying in a practical sense.
While Team Clinton and Abedin’s lawyers are throwing up all sorts of rebuttals on precise statutory grounds, let’s not lose sight of the big picture here. Abedin, a longtime key aide and official staff for a Secretary of State, got a sweet deal in which she could collect two paychecks — one from American taxpayers, and the other from a politically-connected firm that wanted to get White House appointments. It’s absurd to believe that Abedin had value to Teneo as anything other than a conduit to Hillary Clinton and an entrée to the Obama administration. Even if no laws got broken, and that’s still far from clear, the arrangement stinks to high heaven.
Oh the corruption... and the dulled masses yawn.
“What difference does it make.” HRC said.
Huma Abedin joins Twitter to declare herself a proud Muslim
Obama is not going to let anything happen to his “cash connection”with the Clinton’s.
Ethics! Ethics! What “Ethics?”
Would H-> be a Muslim Prezzy?
Ed Morrissey quit yawning years ago...
The New York Times quit yawning a few months ago...
Liberals trolls pretend to yawn...but - being democrats - even their pathetic yawns are lies.
She is a Muzzie, right?
And the surprise that she has ethics issues is based on?
Remember, students of govt corruption: falsifying official documents is the chosen method used to cover-up larger crimes.
Other findings in the Congressional probe:
<><> Abedin allegedly sent or received more than 7,000 emails on her US government account that involved Teneos Doug Band, a close confidante and travel companion of the globe-trotting, buck-raking Bill Clinton;
<><> one email exchange involved Teneos Doug Band pressuring Abedin to encourage her State Department boss, Hillary Clinton, to facilitate a White House appointment for one of his clients. Judith Rodin, then-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, Mr. Band allegedly noted in his email to Ms. Abedin.
<><> email evidence allegedly suggests that Ms. Abedin and another Hillary aide, Cheryl Mills, colluded to find a way to ensure taxpayers paid for Ms. Abedins travel to and from New York.
<><> Abedin apparently falsifed govt financial documents to get $33,000 tax dollars for paid State Department leave she said she hadnt used...but, to date, has not prosecuted..
<><> multiple allegations received by Grassleys Judiciary Committee indicated Abedin had actually taken leave during her time as a govt employee, casting doubt on whether Abedin should have received $33,000 in taxpayer money.
<><> allegations surfaced that the State Dept personnel rule was quietly bent to permit Abedin to collect her government paycheck while wielding her influence to the benefit of her other employers.
<><> Hillary Clinton jetted to Ireland with Abedin at her side for her last official trip before exiting the State Dept, during which Hillary attended an event hosted by a major Clinton Foundation donor that had been promoted by Teneo (for which Abedin then-served as a consultant)
<><> Abedins special employment status gave her heavy influence over Hillary Clintons State Dept daily schedule and travel plans at the same time Abedin served as a senior adviser at Teneo, and performed other duties at the Clinton Foundation.
<><> Abedin using information about Hillarys travel schedule in discussions w/ her clients, could be a serious breach of US ntl security, since even the calendar amd travel plans of the Secy of State is considered classified information.
<><> Abedin was among several key aides to Hillary Clinton that hosted email accounts on a private server in the 2016 presidential candidates Chappaqua, New York home, in violation of federal records laws.
Abedin is currently vice-chair of Hillarys 2016 presidential campaign committee.
The one way you don’t have ethics issues with the klintons is after they kill you.
Huma Abedin = Who am I a bedding.
Mrom a Mohammedan point of view Huma’s ethics are sterling.
TENEO - - -
Don’t they make incontinence products - - - ??
Go right ahead - pile on - - -
I don’t think so ......
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