Skip to comments.New York Times: Huma Abedin 'quietly' stepped down as Hillary's Deputy in "June" of 2012
Posted on 05/18/2013 6:20:52 AM PDT by Ben Barrack
The title of a New York Times article by Raymond Hernandez reads, Weiners Wife Didnt Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.. However, the headline for another story pops up in the eighth paragraph when a potentially very interesting claim is made. Take note of when Abedin allegedly stepped down as Deputy Chief of Staff for Hillary.
"Ms. Abedin reached her new working arrangement in June 2012, when she returned from maternity leave, quietly leaving her position as deputy chief of staff and becoming a special government employee, which is essentially a consultant. A State Department official said that change freed her from the requirement that she disclose her private earnings for the rest of the year on her financial disclosure forms. Still, during that period, she continued to be identified publicly in news reports as Mrs. Clintons deputy chief of staff.
Officials in the State Department and Clinton circles seem especially sensitive about the arrangement, and no one would speak about it on the record. Earlier this month, Mr. Weiner released a copy of the couples 2012 tax return showing that they had income of more than $490,000."
According to the Times sources, Abedin stepped down as Deputy Chief of Staff for Hillary in June of 2012 but continued to be identified as Hillarys Deputy Chief of Staff without any announcement by the State Department to the contrary before Hillary stepped down as Secretary of State seven months later.
Something else happened in June of 2012 as well, the 13th to be exact. That is the date of a letter sent by Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) to the State Departments Deputy Inspector General. That letter specifically named Huma Abedin and her familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood:
the Departments Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members her late father, her mother and her brother connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.
It is not clear if the letter had anything to do with Abedin quietly stepping down at around the same time the letter was sent, largely because of the State Departments secrecy.
The letter to the State Departments IG office was one of five sent to various IGs. Several individuals were named but by far, Abedins name caused the most controversy; her ties to the Brotherhood through her mother and brother as well as her work at the IMMA are indisputable.
Had an announcement been made in June of 2012 that Abedin was stepping down as Deputy, it clearly would have fueled the controversy. Nonetheless, two questions need to be answered:
1.) Why did Abedin step down as Deputy Chief of Staff when she allegedly did? 2.) Why was it kept secret for nearly a year?
As to the issue of secrecy, the subject of the New York Times article is Abedins refusal to disclose her consulting work while she was still at the State Department.
We have expressed as have others repeated interest in Abedin disclosing the contents of the Form 86 she should have completed prior to working as Hillarys Deputy back in 2009.
It is also, indeed interesting that the news of Abedins quiet departure comes at a time when the State Department is under quite a big microscope over Benghazi. Again, we have expressed as have others interest in knowing to what extent Abedin was involved in Benghazi-gate.
Then again, how silly of us. That was before we knew as well as everyone else that she stepped down in June of 2012.
Perhaps Anthony Weiners decision to run for mayor of New York City might start bringing some interesting things to light after all.
There are also reports that Huma may have been Hillary’s lesbian lover.
Sounds a lot like Holder’s unwritten recusal— c’mon, these guys just forget to write things down.
Had to give those rug burns time to heal sooner or later.
Isn't that special. The domestic enemies are inside the gate, in our houses (representatives and white).
Aid, comfort, paychecks, bonuses, pensions, perks to domestic enemies never defined or envisioned by the founders.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Another show to drop...the muslim brotherhood infiltrating the highest lebvels of the Obama Administration?
And she may have well played that role.
I think she was pre-placed next to the Hildabeast so the ummah would have an assassin next to President Hillary! at a critical moment.
That is all I can remember about the subject from the time that the rumor surfaced on FR and I never heard it anywhere but here.
Just like the rumor that Chelsea's father was that fat guy who died in prison (no morphing pictures please).
I discounted both of those rumors as just freepers throwing t*rds at the clintons (which I am OK with BTW).
Interesting. Those pictures of her with bandages on both her arms have disappeared.
I guess her "cooking accident" has unhappened...
Bill allegedly told Gennifer Flowers that Hillary was a lesbian. I believe he said Hillary had had more p**** than he had or something like that. Chelsea’s alleged father has been rumored to be the still-living Web Hubbell, not James MacDougall. Those are the rumors as I understand them.
Never heard the Hillary lesbian rumor anywhere but here?
Hillary flak Carl Bernstein in his Hillary biography felt the need to point out the “sexual innuendo that plagued her “throughout her years as a public person”.
Another, not so friendly, Hillary biographer Edward Klein felt it necessary to cover the rumors, as did Bill’s conquest Gennifer Flowers in her book.
NOTHING what-so-ever to indicate that she is.
May be an industrial sized wish, but just as well dream big, ehh ?
Everything the PIAPS touches turns to shit...from Bill to Benghazi.
Huma obviously chooses her “partners” for power rather than physical attractiveness. Hillary and Weenie, wow....
I like the way you think...
If Hillary was a lesbian why would she mess around with Webb Hubble? ( I couldn't remember his name)
Anyway the childhood pictures of Chelsea look like Bill, as an adult I see more of Hillary in her face. I still think all of those rumors were just looking for ways to insult the clintons and as I said I am OK with that!
We can make that unhappen too...
I guess I don’t read the right books.
That’s where the “special” government employee comes from.
And do you like girls, hmmmm?
I like hunky guys are you a hunk? :)
By changing from employee to contractor, Huma probably doubled or tripled her income from Hitlery.
I’m a BIG hunk!
Ms. Abedin began her long professional association with Mrs. Clinton in 1996, as an intern to the first lady in the Clinton White House. In the years that followed, she remained a Clinton staffer from the White House to the Senate, and eventually to the State Department. At the same time, she also served from 1996 through 2008 as assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a publication founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major financier of al Qaeda whose Islamic charity, the Rabita Trust, is a designated terrorist organization (on which Naseef colluded with Wael Hamza Jalaidan, an Osama bin Laden intimate who is one of al Qaedas founders).
Naseef is a former secretary general of the Muslim World League, which Osama bin Laden described as one of al Qaedas primary funding sources.
The donations to the William J. Clinton Foundation include amounts of $10 million to $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and real estate mogul Stephen Bing, a personal friend of Clinton's.
Bill Clinton agreed to the release the list after President-elect Barack Obama nominated Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state. The governments of Kuwait and Qatar are also on the list, as is Saudi businessman Nasser Al-Rashid, who has close ties to the Saudi royal family. Saudi Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, reputed to be one of the richest men in the world, is among the donors as well. Both Saudis contributed in the $1 million to $5 million range. A group called Friends of Saudi Arabia and the Dubai Foundation appear in the same category.
This has been heard directly from hotel workers. Hillary and Huma would get adjacent, adjoining hotel rooms. Hotel workers reported that when going in to clean the rooms after checkout, only one of the rooms - bed and bathroom - had been used, and two people had slept in the same bed.
Proof? No. But a strong potential indicator? Yup. Personally, I couldn’t care much less, except this makes the potential national security risk factor higher in terms of the risk for blackmail targeting. Would America elect a woman? Yes, I think so, with the “right” candidate. Would America elect a bisexual woman? No way, in my opinion.