Skip to comments.Hillary approved special status for aide Huma Abedin
Posted on 09/24/2015 9:39:29 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greenlighted paperwork that changed her top aide Huma Abedins job status to special government employee a classification that allowed Abedin to work for an outside consulting firm and the Clinton Foundation at the same time she was advising Clinton at State.
According to documents obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Clinton was the immediate supervisor who approved the title change that came with the new post on March 23, 2012, permitting her then-deputy chief of staff to work several jobs at once.
That dual role, which didn't go into effect until June of that year, is currently under investigation by Senate Judiciary Committee Republican staff. Republicans and outside groups have openly wondered if the post presented a conflict of interest for Abedin, who is now vice chair of Clinton's presidential campaign, or if Abedin's outside work influenced actions at State.
The Clinton Campaign argued Thursday that the document wasn't the actual approval of the SGE status but only approved the title change that came with Abedin's transition. The document states that the position was "new" and an SGE job: "The incumbent serves as a Senior Adviser, Expert-Special Government Employee."
Huma Abedin's lawyers have maintained that she did nothing wrong, noting that government workers have moved to SGE status before.
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POLITICO reported Wednesday that the president of the outside company where Abedin ended up working later that year, Doug Band of Teneo, had contacted her in April 2012, asking her for help getting a client appointed to a post on the Presidents Global Development Council.
In the email, he made sure Abedin knew that the woman, Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, was also a big supporter of the Clinton Foundation another place Abedin would collect a paycheck after her SGE status was approved.
Clinton, in an interview with MSNBC on Sept. 4, said she "was not directly involved" with Abedin's job arrangement.
"Do you think [Donald Trump] had a point in raising the question of whether it was appropriate for her to be taking a State Department salary and also be paid by an outside company closely associated with your husband, by you?" asked reporter Andrea Mitchell.
"Well, I was not directly involved in that, but everything that she did was approved under the rules as they existed by the State Department," Clinton said.
The document states the following: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this person and the position is necessary to carry out government functions for which I am responsible, the form reads in a box labelled "supervisory certification."
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, reads the name in that box.
The signature, however, has been blanked out by the State Department.
Oh WOW! Senate Judiciary Committee Republican staff?
Well that means nothing will ever come of this.
What difference does it make NOW!!
Nice to have your mistress on the gubmint payroll. An old-time Congressional habit.
Huma must have provided very valuable “service” indeed. I cannot imagine the fetid horror.
Hmm ... “Special government employee.” Well, isn’t that special?
Very special status!
a target rich environment for one liners... too easy...
Huma IS special......she’s Hillary’s GIRLFRIEND!
Get real.....Huma is a MUSLIM....the religion says to LIE to Infidels!
Grassley wrote in a June 13 letter, It appears that Teneo Strategies may have been compensating Ms. Abedin for gathering information from government sources for the purpose of informing investment decisions of her consulting clients - or in other words, political intelligence. This raises important questions about whether Abedin's dual role was adequately disclosed to government officials who may have provided her information without realizing that she was being paid by private investors to gather information.
Grassley's letter recounted:
<><> Abedin allegedly sent or received more than 7,000 emails on her US government account that involved Teneo's Doug Band, a close confidante and travel companion of the globe-trotting Bill clinTon;
<><> one email exchange involved Teneo's 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 ensure US taxpayers paid for Ms. Abedin's travel to and from New York."
<><> multiple allegations received by the 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")
<><> Abedin's special employment status gave her heavy influence over Hillary Clinton's 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 Hillary's 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 candidate's Chappaqua, New York home, in violation of federal records laws.
REFERENCE Abedin worked as a full-time staffer to Hillary Clinton January 2009-June 2012; she was then given a "special government employee" designation and took on roles at the Clinton Foundation and as a private consultant---one of her clients was Teneo Strategies, a global firm counselling companies on financial deals...... w/ Bill Clinton as a board member.
Clinton was also slobbering at the Teneo trough---Jon Corzine employed him at $50,000 per month---before the Corzine company went belly-up.
Abedin's special status is designed to allow individuals who fill "an unmet government need for rare or unique expertise" to retain their private-sector positions while receiving compensation from the government.
Abedin is currently vice-chair of Hillary's presidential campaign committee.
The official document states the following: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this person and the position is necessary to carry out government functions for which I am responsible, the form reads in a box labelled "supervisory certification." Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, reads the name in that box. The signature, however, has been blanked out by the State Department.
Remember students of govt corruption, falsifying official govt documents is the chosen method to hide even larger govt crimes.
But but but....I thought the average American was too stupid to understand these matters and that it won’t matter, we are gonna vote for Hillary because it is her turn, anyway!!!!
I really like seeing “Soros’ Politico” in the source.
But I would really love seeing “Schwatz’ Politico” in place wherever the name Soros appears.
Soros’ Politico was formed THE SAME WEEK Obama announced his candidacy for president.
During the primaries it did nothing but trash Obama’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.
AS SOON AS the primaries were over, it switched to trashing Obama’s opponent in the general election.
When Herman Cain showed possibilities of running against Obama,
Soros’ Politico ran over 100 articles in less than a week trashing Herman Cain. Half of the articles were written a Soros operative who had never before written a word for Politico,
but who had worked for Soros all of his adult life in various capacities.
The reason they were SO AFRAID of Herman Cain was that if Cain ran against Obama, that would deprive Obama of his ace in the hole —
“If you don’t vote for me you are a RACIST.”
“Falsifying official govt documents is the chosen method to hide even larger govt crimes.”
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