Huma Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State?

posted at 10:01 am on August 1, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

The one thing Hillary Clinton was no doubt looking forward to was some sort of scandal which might affect her presidential candidacy, particularly given how smooth and drama free it’s been thus far. (/snark) The State Department’s Inspector General has raised questions about Huma Abedin’s pay records while serving under Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. Oddly, the records appear to indicate that over a span of four years she never once took a sick day or even went on vacation. My, my… that’s some serious dedication. (Fox News)

One of Hillary Clinton’s top aides was reportedly overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the State Department, according to investigators.

The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Huma Abedin over her pay.

The letters also sought the status of an investigation into whether Abedin violated conflict-of-interest laws related to her work for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and another private firm founded by a Clinton ally, according to The Post.

Abedin left State at the same time as Hillary and is now a top member of her campaign staff, but during the period in question she was an employee of the federal government drawing a very nice salary, the tab for which was picked up by the taxpayers. Chuck Grassley has already raised some interesting questions, particularly the fact that Huma was allegedly in Italy on vacation for at least ten days at one point. What’s not revealed is if she was paid back for unused vacation, either at the end of each year or when she left the State Department. If she was, then clearly she was committing theft of public money through time and attendance fraud, as noted in Grassley’s response.

Perhaps even more curious is the arrangement where Abedin was defined has having a “special government employee status” which allowed her to concurrently hold down one job at the Clinton Foundation and a second one at Teneo, a firm run by a former aide to Bill Clinton. This gives a whole new meaning to the concept of triple dipping. Wasn’t her work at the State Department a full time job? She was certainly collecting a full time salary. Where was she finding time to work on these other projects while still collecting a government paycheck?

As Grassley notes, we may never know. Some of the correspondence which may have shed light on it probably disappeared down the memory hole of Hillary’s private server.

In the letters, Grassley also contends Clinton’s private email server interfered with the investigation.

“The OIG had reason to believe that email evidence relevant to that inquiry was contained in emails Ms. Abedin sent and received from her account on Secretary Clinton’s non-government server, making them unavailable to the OIG through its normal statutory right of access records,” he wrote.

It’s not the Secretary of State’s personal responsibility to check the time sheets of every employee in the department, so I’m not sure if you can pin this directly on Clinton beyond the fact that the captain is always the one responsible if the ship hits an iceberg. But it beggars belief that Hillary Clinton didn’t know that her closest confidant was working at her own charitable foundation. It’s also a rather dubious proposal to assume she didn’t know Huma was also collecting a paycheck from one of Bill’s cronies.

Assuming the allegations prove out, what does Hillary do next? This is one of her closest held and most loyal soldiers dating back for decades. But can a presidential candidate keep someone on the payroll after they are found to have committed theft of taxpayer money by fraud? Given their history, however, I suppose it wouldn’t be too shocking for Clinton to just thumb her nose at everyone and say that she’s keeping Huma on, that it’s all just a plot by Republicans and that Abedin will be a top staffer in the White House after she’s elected president.


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YES, THIS WILL BRING HILLARY DOWN,

phatfawzi on August 1, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Meh. That and ten bucks will get me a starbucks coffee…

Indiana Jim on August 1, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Huma’s job is to much the Royal Carpet and everyone knows it.

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Lol!! Abedin will be in charge of the muslim brotherhood outreach program= where to position the bombs, drones, etc……

Indiana Jim on August 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

come on, just had breakfast.

phatfawzi on August 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

“The OIG had reason to believe that email evidence relevant to that inquiry was contained in emails Ms. Abedin sent and received from her account on Secretary Clinton’s non-government server, making them unavailable to the OIG through its normal statutory right of access records,” he wrote.

Well Senator, was Huma also exempt from government rules regarding using a government protected email server? Did she have a government email account at all? How far does this spread in the Obama administration, did all of the cabinet heads have their own servers or did they use false gmail, yahoo or hotmail accounts.

whbates on August 1, 2015 at 10:14 AM

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

come on, just had breakfast.

phatfawzi on August 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

my apologies.

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:20 AM

So, not reporting any sick or vacation time is something you might do if you had a no-show job, or at least weren’t actually doing what you were payed to do.

Count to 10 on August 1, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Considering her “show and tell” husband, why would she want to rush/be home at all?

31giddyup on August 1, 2015 at 10:21 AM

How far does this spread in the Obama administration, did all of the cabinet heads have their own servers or did they use false gmail, yahoo or hotmail accounts.

whbates on August 1, 2015 at 10:14 AM

It started on day 1 of the Obama presidency. He was allowed to keep his Blackberry. Others before him were not…whether it was a Blackberry or any other personal communication device.
Why?

Mimzey on August 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Well, that’s a foursome for the books, Bill, Hillary, Huma and ‘Little’ Anthony Weiner. Two sexual predators, and two spouses that are only in it for the graft. The fabric of America……democrat style

Kidfromjersey on August 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Huma’s job is to much the Royal Carpet and everyone knows it.

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Well, this certainly doesn’t do anything to contradict that theory.

Count to 10 on August 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

OT: Another restraining order, this time by an Obama appointed federal autocrat who desperately needs tar and feathering against releasing more planned parenthood videos.

Apparently the fear is that the next one is about them selling WHOLE BABIES that had been born alive then murdered… They are scared to death of that getting out there because it SHOULD (and won’t under this DOJ) result in the entire management of PP being prosecuted FOR MURDER… I put a link to that story as well in the blog post linked above.

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Huma never had to undergo an SBI…and never had to submit to the protocols for access to sensitive compartmented intelligence or codeword materials. Her “clearance and access” were granted by a mere verbal approval of a non-elected Cabinet Secretary.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Huma Weiner.

*rotflmao*

petefrt on August 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Jazz is on the case.

lexhamfox on August 1, 2015 at 10:28 AM

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

A number of years ago, a blogger still well connected to this very site, Hot Air, made quite an impact and established a reputation for posting Canadian electoral political issues after Canada told its bloggers they could not. In the end it made a positive difference.

Should these videos be stopped by court order (prior restraint notwithstanding) here in the United States, would it not be possible to provide them to Canadian and European and other foreign news outlets globally?

Cable news and internet news in Europe alone would jump at the opportunity to run these…they’d do it as a means of knocking the US down a notch, or because of a fascination with American decadent ghoulish behaviors…but the videos would get out. To a far larger audience…and the US would have to respond.

It would have a strong probability of getting out of hand…fast.

Light that fire!

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:31 AM

much munch

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

You’re welcome :-)

pain train on August 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

And, I just posted to the wrong damn thread, didn’t I?

Crap.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Huma = Muslim Brotherhood.

“Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties”

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/312211/huma-abedins-muslim-brotherhood-ties-andrew-c-mccarthy

“Huma Abedin’s private emails, Muslim Brotherhood”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/6/frank-gaffney-huma-abedins-private-emails-muslim-b/

albill on August 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Oh the worry. She’ll apologize, call it an oversight, blame a clerk, maybe even pay back some of the money, bingo bango, liberal absolution.

Lance Corvette on August 1, 2015 at 10:33 AM

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Leak them to me. I’ll have them on YouTube and every other video host I can find as fast as I can upload them.

As a blogger I am also an amateur commentator and reporter (of sorts). Legal precedent has long held harmless someone in that role publishing material that was leaked to them.

And I am perfectly willing to face jail in the name of the First Amendment. Any American that isn’t is a traitor.

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Just one of the many perks of sleeping with the boss.

Pork-Chop on August 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Just one of the many perks of sleeping with the boss.

Pork-Chop on August 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Didn’t Bill once remark that Hillary had cleaned more carpets than Stanley Steemer?

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:38 AM

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:31 AM

RT would show em.

Akzed on August 1, 2015 at 10:39 AM

Just one of the many perks of sleeping with the boss.

Pork-Chop on August 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Some employees don’t mind being called on the carpet.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:39 AM

And all the while raising a child with Weiner???

Income Inequality? War on Women?

Realdemocrat1 on August 1, 2015 at 10:40 AM

And, I just posted to the wrong damn thread, didn’t I?
Crap. coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Relax, you’re among friends.

Akzed on August 1, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Shopping around an idea for a friend…will get back when/if I can.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 10:40 AM

I’m not sure if you can pin this directly on Clinton beyond the fact that the captain is always the one responsible if the ship hits an iceberg.

Ripping off taxpayers isn’t an iceberg to Democrats, it’s a port of call.

xNavigator on August 1, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Ripping off taxpayers isn’t an iceberg to Democrats, it’s a port of call. xNavigator on August 1, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Any storm in a port.

Akzed on August 1, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Didn’t Bill once remark that Hillary had cleaned more carpets than Stanley Steemer?

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:38 AM

I don’t think he was so much cleaning the carpets.

pain train on August 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Damn, Jazz.

She works for the Clinton Crime Family. She’s better than you and me, so rules for ‘commoners’ don’t apply. Did you just fall off a turnip truck?

ROCnPhilly on August 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM

http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2015/07/best-man-at-john-kerrys-daughters-2009.html

Stranger ties with crooked administration .

Lucano on August 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Huma Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State?

I think you’ll find this kind of job record is much easier to achieve when you’re not really expected to do any work.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 1, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Only 3 jobs?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXdj6fzjxak

Molonlabe2004 on August 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM

I think you’ll find this kind of job record is much easier to achieve when you’re not really expected to do any work.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 1, 2015 at 10:47 AM

True that. What does Huma do other than whatever dirty job Her Thighness wants her to do?

The dirtiest being…

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Huma’s Muslim Brohood family is the dog that didn’t bark.

Any self-respecting family of that sort would be screaming for her death not only for working for the Great Satan’s chief diplomat but for marrying a Jewish elected official of the Great Satan.

And her status as a mole must be widely enough known among the Brohood faithful that they aren’t calling for her or her family’s death as well.

Akzed on August 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Look, this woman is nearly as despicable as her boss, BUT, it seems a bit weak to go after her for something like this, only because corruption and graft are so commonplace in DC that $10k in extra wages is really insignificant in comparison.

Unfortunately, nothing will come of it, and it will take the focus off of Hillary.

If they pursue this, some Dem operatives will start digging into all of the Repubs’ employment and wage records. I would be shocked, SHOCKED, if there weren’t countless examples of similar discrepancies that turn up. These establishment dirtbags live by a different standard than the rest of us. They don’t have to follow the law.

spinach.chin on August 1, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Huma’s Muslim Brohood family is the dog that didn’t bark.

Any self-respecting family of that sort would be screaming for her death not only for working for the Great Satan’s chief diplomat but for marrying a Jewish elected official of the Great Satan.

And her status as a mole must be widely enough known among the Brohood faithful that they aren’t calling for her or her family’s death as well.

Akzed on August 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM

It’s called taqiyyah

It also excuses Obama’s own “apostasy”

ConstantineXI on August 1, 2015 at 11:03 AM

In the words of Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife:

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Galtian on August 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Huma Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State?

Interesting feat since she had a baby during that time period (2011).

She also married during that time (2010), so I guess she didn’t take a honeymoon either. Well, that part might be believable…

CJ on August 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Wikipedia edited huma from the umma’s page to refer to brotherhood connections as a smear.

clnurnberg on August 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM

C’mon guys lighten up.

Nurse Grundy. a.k.a. libdripfree will be here to tell us what bad guys we are at any minute.

itsspideyman on August 1, 2015 at 11:21 AM

This is one of her closest held … soldiers dating … for decades.

That was an image I did NOT need in my head, Jazz!

GWB on August 1, 2015 at 11:21 AM

I’m so sick of all these crooks.

Burn. It. Down.

AZCoyote on August 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Huma is the daughter Hillary never had.

myiq2xu on August 1, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Well duh…. Evil never takes a day off.

oscarwilde on August 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM

DRUDGE: “Japanese journalist pulls a ‘Weiner’ in Thailand…”

It’s just too easy.

petefrt on August 1, 2015 at 11:41 AM

I heard that Hildabeast called Huma on the carpet daily. All this time working on how to lick Bush will be wasted on Trump

rik on August 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Great idea for a new health food snack= “hummas weiners”….

Indiana Jim on August 1, 2015 at 12:01 PM

The difference between the Mafia, and the Clintons:
The Mafia were Honorable Thieves who supported their country in time of war.

Another Drew on August 1, 2015 at 12:20 PM

allowed her to concurrently hold down one job at the Clinton Foundation and a second one at Teneo, a firm run by a former aide to Bill Clinton. This gives a whole new meaning to the concept of triple dipping.

Wait a second… what was the THIRD job? The article only notes two… seems that a sentence or two must have accidentally been omitted that stated what the third job and salary was from…

Rational Db8 on August 1, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Wait a second… what was the THIRD job? The article only notes two… seems that a sentence or two must have accidentally been omitted that stated what the third job and salary was from…

Rational Db8 on August 1, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Ok, I clicked through and read the Fox News article and it was clearer there – Huma worked for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and the private company Teneo all at the same time.

Rational Db8 on August 1, 2015 at 1:11 PM

Look at that fairy holding an ice cream cone…

Indiana Jim on August 1, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Three jobs…at the same time?

Not to mention her part-time work for Syria’s Mukhabarat.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 1:27 PM

She’s doing the jobs that self-respecting people won’t do.

RBMN on August 1, 2015 at 1:29 PM

The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Huma Abedin over her pay.

Yawn. Wake me when the ‘vestigatin’ is over and the prosecutin’ begins.

ghostwalker1 on August 1, 2015 at 1:40 PM

No rest for the wicked. Besides, she’ll take time off when the Muslim Brotherhood tells her.

Christien on August 1, 2015 at 1:57 PM

No rest for the wicked. Besides, she’ll take time off when the Muslim Brotherhood tells her.

Christien on August 1, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Or head off…when ISIS takes over.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 2:04 PM

What did Hillary know and when did she know it? This question can’t be answered without the e-mails.

nazo311 on August 1, 2015 at 2:15 PM

The GOPe is almost as notorious for its cuckery as Anthony Weiner, lol.

YahwehPundit on August 1, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Look at that fairy holding an ice cream cone…

Indiana Jim on August 1, 2015 at 1:25 PM

I can’t believe Kirsten Powers let weasel Horshak do her.

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2015 at 2:46 PM

It’s easy to overlook scheduling days off when you’re working 2 or 3 full time no-show jobs simultaneously.

forest on August 1, 2015 at 2:47 PM

The one thing Hillary Clinton was no doubt looking forward to was some sort of scandal which might affect her presidential candidacy, particularly given how smooth and drama free it’s been thus far.

Still telling yourself the email scandal will blow up one of these days? Or are you still stuck on Benghazi? Exactly which scandal the masses couldn’t care less about were you thinking of?

Tlaloc on August 1, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Assuming the allegations prove out, what does Hillary do next?

I’m going to go with “get elected president.”

Seriously, weren’t you the guys complaining about the weak attacks on Rubio (and I fully agree)? How is this even remotely stronger?

Tlaloc on August 1, 2015 at 3:26 PM

I guess she worked 3 jobs while pregnant and didn’t take maternity leave in December 2011?

Wonder Woman in the flesh!

Turn MD Red on August 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Tlaloc on August 1, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Are you a professional water carrier? Or do you just plain one on HA?

Pathetic.

CWforFreedom on August 1, 2015 at 4:08 PM

*plain= play

CWforFreedom on August 1, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Seriously, weren’t you the guys complaining about the weak attacks on Rubio (and I fully agree)? How is this even remotely stronger?

Tlaloc on August 1, 2015 at 3:26 PM

It’s stronger because serving on a city council, buying a boat, and drinking water is not a criminal activity, while falsifying federal time and attendance rosters and collecting compensation for time not worked is.

It has the potential to be a nothingburger to Clinton, but ONLY if she fires Abedin from all of her remaining jobs, cuts off any further professional contact with her, and Abedin gets the exact same consequences a no-name employee would receive for doing the same thing. But we all know that none of these will happen, and therefore it is, and will remain, a big deal.

James on August 1, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Didn’t she have a baby somewhere in that four years? Surely she took off for maternity leave.

Cindy Munford on August 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Cindy Munford on August 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Yes, she did.

And don’t call me Shirley!

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 4:38 PM

coldwarrior on August 1, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Leslie Neilson appreciates that.

Cindy Munford on August 1, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Wow, I never noticed how yuge Huma’s ass is. No wonder hillary likes her so much.

Andy__B on August 1, 2015 at 7:36 PM

The Wieners also had a wedding in 2010, that neither of them could afford, Huma had a gown that was rumor, yes a rumor, to be worth $50K, which she could not afford, and they did not claim any of the money, and you saw the people going after Bob McDonnell for a $100K vacation home loan and a $15,000. dress for the wife at the inauguration. How can this be? It must be lies and a right wing conservative conspiracy, since I read it on the internet.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/29/weiner-didnt-declare-costs-for-lavish-2010-wedding-to-long-suffering-wife/

Fleuries on August 1, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Didn’t she have a baby somewhere in that four years? Surely she took off for maternity leave.

Cindy Munford on August 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM

My thoughts exactly Cindy.

Nice things were done for Human, like nice things were done for Chelsea, in order for her to rake in the bucks and still have time to be a mommy.

Fleuries on August 1, 2015 at 8:43 PM

I don’t know why conservative media is going after Huma. Come on, she’s not responsibility for Hillary’s misdeeds. Who’s behind this get Huma tactic?

cimbri on August 1, 2015 at 11:12 PM

Wow, I never noticed how yuge Huma’s ass is. No wonder hillary likes her so much.

Andy__B on August 1, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Yes from the pic she seems pretty beefy for a thin top half. I’m okay with a wide beam, just not a black heart. Muslim and Jew marriage sounds kind of puspicious. And she didn’t seem to have a problem with num nutz showing his little crank.

arnold ziffel on August 2, 2015 at 12:29 AM

Huma Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State?

Didn’t she also have a baby? I expect she took Saturday off, her Planned Parenthood buddies helped her out with the live birth (go figure!) and she was back curling Hillary’s hair on Monday. Nothing to see here.

virgo on August 2, 2015 at 1:43 AM

Working for Hillary is just like being on vacation.

glsmith36 on August 2, 2015 at 1:43 PM