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Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Allegedly Overpaid by State Department

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Allegedly Overpaid by State Department

The scandals keep piling up

Huma Abedin is widely known as one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aides and advisers. She’s also known for keeping a low public profile and for being the wife of Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos Danger.

According to a new report by Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, and Carol D. Leonnig of the Washington Post, Ms. Abedin is now going to be the subject of another scandal for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign:

Top Clinton aide accused of receiving overpayments at State Department

State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department.

The finding — which Abedin has formally contested — emerged publicly Friday after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and others seeking more information about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Abedin concerning her pay.

The letters also sought the status of an inquiry into whether Abedin had violated conflict-of-interest laws related to her special employment situation, which allowed her to work simultaneously for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and a private firm with close ties to the Clintons.

You should read the entire article but for now, I’ll refer you to Paul Mirengoff of Powerline who points out other problems:

Overpayment isn’t the only serious misconduct that Clinton’s confidante may have indulged in. There is also the matter of conflict-of-interest.

For part of her time at the State Department, Abedin had what the Post euphemistically calls a “special employment relationship.” Clinton permitted her to work not just for State, but also for the Clinton Foundation and for a private firm with close ties to the Clintons — Teneo, headed by long-time Bill Clinton aide, Doug Band.

The potential for conflicted interests is obvious. For instance, Grassley says that Band emailed Abedin to seek her help in landing a White House appointment for a friend. The friend led a charity that later hired Band’s firm and donated to the Clinton Foundation (a typical case of modern-day Clinton “triangulation”).

Naturally, the report is being disputed by Abedin’s lawyer. FOX News reports:

Attorney for Clinton aide Abedin says overpayment report ‘fundamentally flawed’

The federal report that purportedly found a top Hillary Clinton aide was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because she violated State Department rules while at the agency is “fundamentally flawed,” an attorney for the Clinton aide said Saturday.

“No hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to irresponsible allegations based on a fundamentally flawed report, and the State Department has undertaken a review of the report,” attorney Karen Dunn said.

It’s getting ever more difficult to take the Clinton campaign’s word for it on anything.

Featured image is a screencap from Politico.

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It is hard to keep a time sheet if you are never there and always at your other jobs.

Darwin Akbar | August 2, 2015 at 9:38 am

Regarding the “overpayment,” if one were to look closely at the personnel records at many governmental agencies, you’d be “shocked” to see how many employees never get sick or take vacation. Of course, in reality, they take off all the time, but don’t have to formally account for the lost time. That way, when they quit or retire, they get paid a tidy little “bonus” for all those accrued sick and vacation days that were “unused.” It is an open secret at many government jobs and another way in which they enrich themselves on the public dime.

It’s getting ever more difficult to take the Clinton campaign’s word for it on anything.

And Hillary would say: What difference, at this point, does it make?

“No hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to irresponsible allegations based on a fundamentally flawed report, and the State Department has undertaken a review of the report,” attorney Karen Dunn said.
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Puuuuurrrrr Huma. Where does she go to get her reputation back?

Well, she goes to the State Department. Which issued the “fundamentally flawed” report in the first place. Where she was employed. And still has connections, and not like friends around the water-cooler connections. People who work on Iranian deals connections.

What “fundamental flaws”? The lawyer doesn’t even offer a hint. Seems a fairly simple matter. Mostly fitting some law and regulation to some addition and subtraction. Oh, but there is an impediment. Hellary’s SERVER seems to be getting in the way…!!!

“No hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to irresponsible allegations…”

No. And neither should Muslim Brotherhoodlum Huma, either. There are AMPLE responsible allegations she needs to be subjected to.

Please show her respect by referring to her by her proper name – Mrs. Carlos Danger

Huma is a muzzie in with the ruling class. Thus, she is exempt from the laws that apply to the masses.

Why should anyone be surprised? It has long been a tenant of islam that it’s OK for a muslin to steal from unbelievers, in fact, it’s often encouraged.

I’m not sure if this is a “muslim” issue or a grifter issue. There’s no reason why it couldn’t be both…

“No hardworking, dedicated public servant should be subjected to irresponsible allegations based on a fundamentally flawed report.”

This is true. I just don’t see its relevance here. Assuming facts not in the record, counsellor.

That Hillary’s mistress is paid by the taxpayer at all offends me.

By now I suspect most of the country realizes that “fundamentally flawed” is NewSpeak for “every word is true but we’ll make rote denials anyway”.

a fundamentally flawed report, and the State Department has undertaken a review of the report

So, they can’t say what the flaws are … but somebody’s trying to find some right now.

These guys are supposed to be professional liars; they really should be better at it.

I just want to know when it’s going to come out officially that Hillary and Huma are lesbian lovers. In the grand scheme of things, who really cares about a measly $10K overpayment?

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