One of the reasons Hillary Clinton wanted to keep her communications secret from everybody while she was Secretary of State was to conceal a selling of access operation that went with her everywhere like a round-the-world floating crap game
One set of Huma Abedin’s E-mails showed how it all worked involving a small get together with Secretary of State Clinton in Dublin at the end of 2012
The Washington Post reports that “As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin.... ‘Maybe we can all gather for drinks/dinner and HRC can come join for as long as she can?’ Abedin wrote.... The December 2012 event showcased the unique position that Abedin occupied at the apex of the Clintons’ public and private worlds during the final six months of Hillary Clinton’s tenure heading the State Department....” ( See “How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe” by Rosalind S. Helderman & Tom Hamburger 8/27/15, The Washington Post [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-huma-abedin-operated-at-the-center-of-the-clinton-universe/2015/08/27/cd099eee-4b32-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html]).
The article by Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger also stated that “.... New interviews and documents, including the e-mails about the Ireland dinner, provide additional details about some of Abedin’s activities during those months and how her overlapping roles make it difficult to determine when she was working for the public and when her work was benefiting a private interest. Now, Abedin’s work during that time is becoming a central element in several controversies dogging Clinton’s presidential campaign....”
HUMA ABEDIN SIMULTANEOUSLY PERFORMED FOUR JOBS FOR MULTIPLE EMPLOYERS ARRANGING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR “DRINKS AND DINNER” WITH SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTONThe article in the WaPo went on to say, “.... At the time [December 2012], Abedin held four jobs with four different employers — an arrangement allowed by a special government designation she held permitting outside employment. And each job had a connection to the Dublin dinner [for Hillary Clinton]....”
HERE ARE THE DETAILS ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POSTThe invitation itself had been sent from Ms. Abedin’s State Department account, while Secretary Clinton was making plans for an official trip in her role as the Secretary of State. The dinner was attended by the chief executive of the private consulting firm named “Teneo,” which has close ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, and which simultaneously employed Abedin as an adviser at the time. At the dinner were donors to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns as well as to the Clinton Foundation, where Abedin was also simultaneously functioning as contractor preparing for Hillary Clinton’s eventual transition to the charity. Lastly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended the dinner in Dublin for about an hour, and at the time HRC was also paying Huma Abedin directly out of personal funds to prepare for her overall transition from Secretary of State to “private life.”
WHAT IT ALL MEANSTo critics, Huma Abedin is an avatar of concern as to whether Hillary Clinton ignored rules and customs expected of government officials while she served as the U.S. Secretary of State. They say Abedin, who was a political appointee, was not qualified for the “special government employee” treatment, which allowed her to simultaneously hold her additional jobs. The program was established in 1962 to bring private-sector experts into government for temporary assignments. It is reported that more than 100 people, many with expertise in niche areas of science and global affairs, receive the special status from the State Department each year.
Congressional oversight committees as well as several citizen lawsuits are looking into the details of Huma Abedin’s complicated work/employment arrangements, and the likelihood of conflicts of interest and multiple payments for identical work.
ABC NEWS DOES SIMILAR REPORT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON AIDE HUMA ABEDINAccording to the report posted on the ABC News web, “Newly released e-mails offer a glimpse into Hillary Clinton confidant and personal aide Huma Abedin, who is facing growing scrutiny for her “special government employee” status inside the U.S. State Department while Clinton was in her final year as Secretary of State.... Some have alleged that Abedin used her ties to Clinton to improperly exert influence for the benefit of her [other] bosses. No evidence has been presented publicly, however and Abedin has not been charged with any crime or formally accused of violating government policy....” (See “What's Inside The Just Released Huma Abedin State Department Emails” by Arlett Saenz & Benjamin Siegel, 8/27/15, ABC News