Clinton Aide Huma Abedin May Have Used Influence to Do Favors for Friends
Hillary Clinton’s long time aide Huma Abedin (wife of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner) was already under a microscope this week for allegations that she was overpaid by the State Department.
Now, a new scandal is brewing. The Washington Examiner reports:
Clinton aide may have ‘delivered favors’ for friends, IG finds
An investigation may have found evidence a top State Department aide to Hillary Clinton took advantage of government employment rules with potential conflicts of interest and overpayments.
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an inspector general probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies.
Teneo Strategies was founded by a longtime aide to Bill Clinton, Douglas Band, and boasted the former president as a paid board member when it first launched in 2011.
Abedin allegedly sent or received more than 7,000 emails on her government account that involved Band, the letter said.
As an example of the potential conflicts of interest at play, Grassley cited an email exchange in which Band pressed Abedin to encourage her State Department boss, Hillary Clinton, to facilitate a White House appointment for one of his clients.
How many more scandals can the Clinton campaign take?