Huma Abedin Double-dips While Husband Anthony ‘Underpants’ Weiner Tries a Political Comeback From Twitter Scandal

by on 18/05/13 at 9:46 am

If Abedin didn't work for the State Department, she'd never get a visa to visit Israel

If Abedin didn’t work for the State Department and Hillary Clinton, she’d never get a visa to visit Israel

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Iranian born Huma Abedin, longtime friend of the Clintons and wife of former Rep. Anthony ‘Underpants’ Weiner, enjoyed an arrangement to work as an adviser in the State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while still consulting for private client.

Abedin was employed as a “special government employee” to the agency, although she didn’t disclose the outside income in her financial disclosure forms. An adviser to Clinton explained since she has such a sensitive role that Abedin wouldn’t have to disclose her income under law.

With the obvious potential for conflicts of interest, good-government types argue that public officials shouldn’t be allowed to maintain private consulting gigs while working for the government. Abedin’s clients outside the State Department included the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation as well as Teneo, a consulting firm co-founded by Doug Band, a former adviser to Bill Clinton.

According to the Times, interviews and State Department records show that “the lines were blurred between Ms. Abedin’s work in the high echelons of one of the government’s most sensitive executive departments and her role as a Clinton family insider.” The arrangement apparently began in June of 2012, after Abedin returned from maternity leave.

Abedin has a curious role in high state department since many of her relatives in the Egyptian Brotherhood.

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