Weiner, Abedin and the Clintons: Forget NYC … the Joke is on All of Us

Anthony Weiner (aka “Carlos Danger”), disgraced Congressman and NYC Democrat mayoral hopeful, refuses to … um … pull out of the race after admissions of additional, gross misconduct. Despite wilting poll numbers due to Danger’s “electile dysfunction,” he’s going to stay in. After all, his success or failure rests with New York City’s residents. If New Yorkers trust the judgment of a guy who would broadcast photos of his nether regions and set up an apartment for a girl, without ever having met her first, who are we to get in the way? But his wife, Huma Abedin, is another matter entirely.

On Thursday, Huma Abedin had been flogged across the airwaves by the MSM as being “intelligent”, “delicate”, “brave” and was lauded for “standing by her man.” The degenerate Weiner had “made a mistake.” Several, actually. Why the deafening cacophony of praise? Because Abedin and the State Department are under Senate investigation. The MSM is trying to deflect damaging public scrutiny of Abedin/Hillary/State Department wrongdoing. If the investigation sinks Abedin, it might also derail a potential presidential run by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Abedin and Hillary are indiscreet in more ways than one.

According to FOX News “Abedin is facing her own troubles — less salacious than her husband’s, but potentially more severe.” Abedin was Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department. The title changed, according to Politico, when Abedin took maternity leave during the summer of 2012. Clinton awarded her bosom buddy of 15 years the title of “special government employee.” Abedin’s part-time labors on behalf of the State Department netted her an annual salary of $135,000; $155,000 with benefits. The status change was kept secret. It was unearthed by The Politico in May, 2013.

Being a “special government employee” gave Abedin plenty of time with her new family but it also permitted Abedin to pursue other, more lucrative jobs while on the government payroll. For example, as a consultant for Teneo. Teneo trades stocks and bonds. Abedin’s security clearance and access to insider trading information is at issue here, among other possible infractions. Such as keeping her nose in the government feeding trough at taxpayer expense while rooting for truffles in greener pastures. Abedin’s part-time consulting gig with Teneo harvested an additional $355,000 annually. Bill Clinton is a board member of Teneo. According to a witness, Abedin was also employed, during that time, privately by no less than four entities: Hillary, the State Department, Teneo and the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation. Heckuva gig for a stay-at-home mom.

The Senate investigation, headed by Senator Charles Grassley (R., IA), has, thus far, not received a single document requested from either the State Department or Abedin. Grassley wrote to Abedin: “I am concerned that the ‘special government employee’ designation blurs the line between public and private sector employees, especially when employees receive full-time salaries for what appears to be part-time work …” Abedin responded with a letter denying any wrongdoing. Well, there it is; she says so, so it must be true …right?

About the author: Marilyn Assenheim

Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.

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