Who is Huma Abedin? Inquiring minds want to know

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2016

Huma Abedin, vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is also the person closest to Democratic candidate and was “deeply involved” in the creation of Clinton’s private email server, according to an expose by Roger Stone, an opposition research specialist for Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

“Huma has been described variously as Hillary’s ‘body woman,’ a sort of glorified go-to personal maid, gentle confidant, and by others as an Islamic spy.”

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. /Getty Images
Huma Abedin, a former editor at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, and Hillary Clinton. / Getty Images

“Since we know Hillary had hundreds of classified or top-secret documents on her vulnerable server (despite her early lies saying she did not), any faith in Huma’s judgment — at the very least — has been demolished. You will soon ask yourself, ‘how did this woman get a security clearance?’ ”, according to Stone in his report published on Breitbart

Abedin studied at George Washington University and, along with Monica Lewinsky, became an intern at the White House under Bill and Hillary Clinton.

“While she worked at the White House, Abedin was an editor at the family business — the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. When Clinton ran for the Senate in 2000, Huma moved up the ladder to become her aide and personal adviser.

“When the towers fell in 2001, Hillary Clinton was the Senator from New York. When the assets of the Rabita Trust were frozen and the group declared a terror funder, there was no point where Sen. Clinton’s assistant Huma Abedin stepped forward to shed light on her family’s benefactor Abdullah Omar Naseef, the Muslim World League, or the Rabita Trust.

By 2008, Abedin was Clinton’s traveling chief of staff and in 2009 was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“At this time, Huma had her name removed from the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs masthead,” Stone wrote.

“Huma’s luck seemed to know no end when Hillary Clinton personally signed off on a controversial deal in 2012 that allowed Huma to simultaneously work for the State Department and a private New York firm with deep ties to the Clinton family foundation,” Stone continued.

“Mrs. Clinton personally signed a title change form that approved of the transition from being her Deputy Chief of Staff, to an SGE (special government employee), the equivalent of a contractor with special privileges. This allowed Huma to work for both the State Department and for the Teneo Group. Some of you might remember the Teneo Group as a top consulting firm run by Bill Clinton gatekeeper Doug Band. Bill Clinton was also on the payroll of Teneo. From June 2012 to February 2013, she held four jobs. She was Hillary’s State Department aide, a consultant at Teneo Group, she worked and was paid a salary at the Clinton Foundation, and she worked as Hillary’s private personal assistant. Huma was triple-dipping.

In 2010, Clinton said of Abedin: “I have one daughter. But if I had a second daughter, it would be Huma.” Clinton also visited with Abedin’s mother Saleha in Saudi Arabia in 2011, telling her that Huma’s position was “very important and sensitive.”

Saleha Abedin is said to be an outspoken advocate for genital mutilation for girls in the Islamic world.

“So how has the media dealt with Huma Abedin? In short, they haven’t. The family’s critics have been attacked and labeled as conspiracy theorists,” Stone wrote.

“One exception to this was the February 2016 issue of Vanity Fair. Author William D Cohen’s story, titled ‘Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon or Her Next Big Problem?’ was well written, informative, and controversial. The backlash was immediate.

“Media Matters for America, Hillary Clinton’s private propaganda machine, went into overdrive, putting out a response to Cohen’s article that attacked his credibility and just about every fact he had raised in his piece. According to Lee Stranahan writing in Breitbart, the Media Matters article was filled with false information and smears to protect the Clinton campaign.

“This isn’t some minor aide. Huma Abedin has been at Clinton’s side for decades, and it’s time America got some answers.”

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