Huma planned party for Clinton pal on taxpayers’ dime

Posted by on Aug 05, 2015 at 8:23 am
epa04459892 Former US Secretary of State and Senator from New York  Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally for  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and running mate Kathy Hochul  in New York, New York, USA, 23 October 2014. The US will be holding midterm election on 04 November 2014.  EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

She wasn’t exactly helping her boss broker Mideast peace, but somebody’s got to pick out color schemes.

Longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin took on some unusual duties while working for the then-Secretary of State in 2012 — including apparently arranging an event honoring famed designer Oscar de la Renta at the Clinton library in Little Rock, Ark.

Huma was being paid by US taxpayers, but that didn’t stop her from sending an e-mail from her State Department account about the fete for the old Clinton buddy.

“I have the packet with the floor, pantone [color] options and the floorplan,” Abedin assured a top Clinton library staffer in one missive.

Stephanie Streett, executive director of the library, replied with details about a “temp floor covering that can go over the permanent natural bamboo if they prefer.”

The only thing that got in the way of Abedin’s allegedly taboo moonlighting was her boss’s clunky, controversial, private e-mail server. It was down, leading her to gripe: “My bigger problem right now is I can’t even get into my Clinton e-mail and I wanted to print all the latest documents to go through line by line with oscar,” according to e-mails obtained through a lawsuit by advocacy group Citizens United.

De la Renta designed both Abedin’s and Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dresses, along with Hillary Clinton’s two inaugural gowns — which were displayed at the library retrospective.

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One Response to “Huma planned party for Clinton pal on taxpayers’ dime”

  1. Mike on 5/05/15 at 7:31 pm

    So, when Hillary’s server went down, did she call the Geek Squad to get it back up again? Any of those guys have a security clearance??