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Huma Abedin Moonlighted as Consultant for Groups Funded with Saudi Money
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 19, 2013 @ 12:21 pm In The Point | 6 Comments
If anything should disqualify Hillary Clinton from ever holding office, it would be the donor list for her husband’s foundation. The Saudis kicked in between 10 and 25 million dollars. Kuwait pitched in somewhere from 5 to 10 million dollars.
Qatar, Oman, Friends of Saudi Arabia, the Dubai Foundation, run by the UAE royals, Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, the second richest Saudi, Nasser Al-Rashid, a billionaire advisor to the Saudi royal family, Walid Juffali, another Saudi billionaire, kicked in millions more.
Bill Clinton was hired on by Teneo Capital, created by Clinton advisors and fundraisers. Teneo has an office in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Clinton had to change his relationship to Teneo, but Huma Abedin “consulted” with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo, despite her position with Hillary Clinton.
It seems Ms. Abedin, accurately described by the New York Times as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ”longtime aide and confidante,” spent her last months at the State Department not really at the State Department. Despite maintaining her title as Secretary of State Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, she was permitted, upon returning to government service from maternity leave in mid-2012, to remain at home…
While the State Department was paying her $135,000 as a “special government employee,” Abedin was also permitted to moonlight as a “strategic consultant” for Teneo…
In addition, Abedin found time in her busy “special government employee” schedule to do consultant work for the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation.
With that familiar Clinton flare, Abedin did not disclose her consultant income on government financial disclosure forms. According to the State Department, you see, her new “part-time” position as “special government employee” meant the usual disclosure requirements did not apply to her … notwithstanding that, the Atlantic Wire reports, Abedin continued to be referred to in official documents as deputy chief of staff to the United States secretary of state.
This is the usual way the Clinton Gang does business, but it’s also more than just corruption. Huma Abedin has deep Saudi ties and working with the Clinton Foundation, she was getting Saudi money funneled through a former President of the United States, while serving as the closest aide to his wife, who is seeking to be the next President of the United States.
The questions don’t end here. Abedin reportedly consulted for four clients. Who were the other two? And what topics did Huma Abedin cover for them?
The irony is that this information is coming out as Weiner begins his bid for Mayor of New York. Suddenly Huma Abedin’s finances and conflicts of interest are becoming the scandal, instead of his photos.
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