Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aide Huma Abedin has served under various job titles while working for the former first lady and there are some obvious conflicts of interests. Abedin has worked for the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, sometimes a little too close for comfort.
Now a judge has asked Hillary Clinton to explain. Naturally, we have to rely on foreign media to reports this.
The Daily Mail has the story:
Judge tells Hillary Clinton she has until TUESDAY to explain why she shouldn’t have to testify in federal case about Huma Abedin’s double-dipping job arrangement
Like a game of whack-a-mole, Hillary Clinton’s secret email server scandal continues this week as the former secretary of state has just one more day to explain to a federal court why she shouldn’t have to testify under oath about the system.
On Friday, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a request for permission to depose Clinton, along with two other current and former government officials, as part of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit looking into aide Huma Abedin’s special employment arrangement with the State Department.
‘As the primary driving force behind and principal user of the clintonemail.com system, however, Secretary Clinton’s testimony is crucial to understanding how and why the system was created and operated,’ the brief argued, calling Clinton a ‘indispensable witness.’
The court gave Clinton, along with two other officials – Clarence Finney and John Bentel – until Tuesday to respond.
At the heart of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit is Abedin’s double-dipping job arrangement.
In the spring of 2012, Abedin went from being Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department to a senior advisor role, a job with a ‘special government employee’ status that allowed Abedin to bring in outside income as well.
The longtime Clinton aide, who now serves as the likely Democratic nominee’s vice chairwoman of the campaign, then worked for the Clinton-affiliated global consulting firm Teneo.
Abedin also did work for the Clinton Foundation.
The lawsuit originated in September 2013, with the conservative watchdog seeking documentation about Abedin’s special arrangement.
By February 2014 the State Department assured the group that it had given them all the necessary documents and so Judicial Watch agreed to dismiss the lawsuit a month later.
Meanwhile, Hillary is running around the country claiming her email scandal has been resolved because the FBI didn’t recommend indictment – A decision with which most Americans disagree.
Nothing to see here, folks.
Just the presumptive Democratic Party nominee who’s totally crooked.