Hmm: How Did Huma Manage to Rake in $360K as a ‘Consultant’ While Still on Hillary’s Payroll?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hey, we’re just asking, but as with anything with a whiff of Clinton to it, it quickly becomes very murky. Besides, since her husband is clearly unemployable, we figure she has to cash in whenever possible. Who knows, maybe some of this suspicious loot could have gone to Carlos Danger’s sex bunker in Chicago.

Huma Abedin, the wife of New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, AKA Carlos Danger, is facing an ongoing Senate investigation into the consulting fees she earned while also working as a State Department employee for then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IO) has been investigating Abedin’s activities as a paid consultant while she was still working for Clinton toward the end of her tenure. In June, 2012, Abedin changed her employment status at the State Department from being a full time employee with the title of deputy chief of staff to being a “special government employee,” a type of contractor that allowed her to take on private clients in addition to her government job that included Hillary Clinton’s post-State Department transition team, the William J. Clinton Foundation, and Teneo Holdings, a firm run by Clinton confidante Doug Band.

Abedin’s change in employment status was exposed in a June article in Politico, which reported that Abedin and Weiner reported income of $490,000 in calendar year 2012, $360,000 of which represented a combination of both of their consulting incomes.

Grassley has been pressing the State Department and Abedin to answer a slew of questions over the arrangement ever since.

“It appears that Teneo may have been compensating Ms. Abedin for gathering information from government sources for the purpose of informing investment decisions of her clients – or in other words, political intelligence,” Grassley wrote in a June 13 letter. “This raises important questions about whether her dual role was adequately disclosed to government officials who may have provided her information without realizing that she was being paid by private investors to gather information.”

She triples her salary as a “consultant” while still working for the State Department, but apparently nobody finds anything suspicious. Um, OK. Meanwhile, early in 2012 Bill Clinton adjusted his status with Teneo.  Curiously, another distinguished star of the Democratic Party also had dealings with Teneo:

Among Teneo’s client roster last year was MF Global, the firm that was headed by Jon Corzine until its collapse. The contract was reportedly for $125,000 a month.

One big cozy family. In a bizarre twist, the impeached former president allegedly collected $50K from … MF Global. Clinton presided over the Weiner-Abedin marriage. He should have taught Carlos Danger how to keep things on the down  low with the ladies instead of becoming some  pathetic sexting freak. Huma learned the game from Hillary, so she’s no dummy. But her blockhead husband sure is. In the meantime, what did she do to earn that $360,000?

One Response to “Hmm: How Did Huma Manage to Rake in $360K as a ‘Consultant’ While Still on Hillary’s Payroll?”

  1. looking closely on 26/26/13 at 9:27 am

    >>>”Besides, since her husband is clearly unemployable, we figure she has to cash in whenever possible.”

    Her husband Weiner isn’t unemployable at all.

    In fact, he’s also been raking in the big bucks as a private corporate consultant since his resignation in disgrace from the US Congress.

    He also has access to a huge “war chest” of several million dollars for campaign finance (which of course can be siphoned off to all sorts of personal ends). So they probably don’t “need” the money.