Who’s been leaking info about Huma Abedin to the Judiciary Committee?

posted at 1:01 pm on November 21, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

There’s been plenty of information on Huma Abedin coming out of the various investigations into Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. These have ranged from the recent revelation that she had signed and then defied her separation agreement to the earlier finding that the OIG for State had determined there was an embezzlement case against her which Justice later conveniently declined to prosecute. But where was all of that info coming from? That’s what Harry Reid would like to know and he thinks there’s a leak in the system somewhere. (The Hill)

Frustrated with one of his colleagues, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) picked up the phone late last month to express his irritation.

The minority leader wanted to know why Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was blocking nearly two dozen State Department nominees over work done by Huma Abedin, a longtime senior aide to Hillary Clinton…

The Iowa senator has publicly said he has a “confidential source” helping his investigation of Abedin.

Democrats claim they know who that source is and are accusing the State Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) of leaking information to Grassley about Abedin. They say the source is Emilia DiSanto, a former Grassley aide who is now deputy director of the State Department OIG.

So is DiSanto the insider who is telling tales out of school? She denies it categorically thus far and Grassley seems to indicate that there are plenty of other sources inside the State Department. But the real question here seems like it should be… who cares? We’re not talking about somebody leaking national security secrets to the press here. It’s a case of a Senate committee looking into a pertinent matter of legislative oversight getting information from the agency under discussion. Nobody seems to be disputing the authenticity of the information. The separation agreement document actually exists. It bears the former employee’s signature and appears to clearly have been violated. As for the Inspector General’s report on Abedin’s pay, that’s simple payroll records. Really nothing in dispute there beyond the fact that the Obama Department of Justice didn’t see fit to pursue a case involving the embezzlement of taxpayer funds.

Wouldn’t you imagine that the Senate Minority Leader might be more concerned about helping the committee do its job and obtain all the relevant information and less worried about saving Hillary Clinton’s reputation and election chances? Wait… what am I saying?

Harry Reid is among the most partisan (and powerful) Democrats in Washington with a massive money trail in his wake. He may be retiring, but he’s hardly done as a player in the game. Of course he doesn’t want any bad information on Hillary Clinton seeing the light of day and that includes anything about her closest, long time assistant. If his office can shut down the flow of information to the committee and hinder their work, there’s little doubt in my mind that he’d do it. And it’s not like he’s got another election to worry about.


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Huma is a favorite of McCain so it wasn’t him.

VorDaj on November 21, 2015 at 1:04 PM

OT, Jazz, your friend is a thugette.

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Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Since when has Harry Reid cared about the good of the country?

GarandFan on November 21, 2015 at 1:08 PM

OT, the nazis of the so-called R-party, Mair and Wilson

“In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race,” the Trump Card memo reads. “The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is done, Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president.”

Meh, Hillary is a dead chicken, but so are your friends, Jazz. How despicable they are, how anti-American, in all ways.

They are worthy of being shunned, for good. Putin has more class than the two of them.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM

If these public “servants” were in the private sector, their misleading information, lies, and hiding of information would send them to prison. We need the same laws for bureaucrats and “leaders”. Huma probably should be in federal prison. Any leaks about bureaucrats job related behavior should be rewarded and encouraged, not hidden from public view.

clnurnberg on November 21, 2015 at 1:12 PM

Hillary is licking her lips at the sight of another bush
rik on January 16, 2015 at 7:07 PM

You have a real sense of Huma.
Younggod on January 16, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:12 PM

gerrym51 on November 21, 2015 at 1:06 PM

I blame the head of the news department, for this. Tapper is a snake.

clnurnberg on November 21, 2015 at 1:13 PM

On the leftie topic, good news.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/20/nonsense-top-scientists-demolish-alarmism-behind-u-n-climate-summit/

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:13 PM

It’s a Democrat. So they go after the leakers and whistle blowers.

Full-on banana republic.

forest on November 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM

OT, this is the scumhag who doesn’t want you, you the Rs, not to vote, go figure.

We have reached a very bad day in America, from the Right.

Mair and Wilson are worse than the illiberal Hillary thugs.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:15 PM

this is the scumhag who doesn’t want you, you the Rs, not to vote, go figure.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Earlier this month, Mair sent out a vicious press release against Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions over a bill that he had no involvement with. The bill’s sponsor was a different Sessions in Congress — Texas Rep. Pete Sessions

The DIAF crowd is mad at anyone who speaks conservative….

d1carter on November 21, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Hillary wants to destroy the folks who created the most realistic mocking of her, like the Hitler that Hillary is.

Biden “ISIS wants us to turn our backs on Muslims”.

Who cares what ISIS thinks or wants, you dummy?

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:17 PM

…I think Harry…is ‘doing’ Hillary!….she likes cadavers!

JugEarsButtHurt on November 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM

I would DIAF before I’d associate with The Rick Wilson…

d1carter on November 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Isn’t it obvious? A leaking Weiner!

Rix on November 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM

OT, ask and you will receive.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Isn’t it obvious? A leaking Weiner!

Rix on November 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM

It probably is that irritating drip.

Flange on November 21, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Careful, Harry, or you wil get another beatdown from your workout equipment. Of course, it dislikes him as much as anyone.

Techster64 on November 21, 2015 at 1:25 PM

If there is anyone in Washington that is more corrupt and mean than Hillary, it is Harry.

Techster64 on November 21, 2015 at 1:26 PM

OT, heh, Liz Mair removed her GoFundme, to which this azz had given $25, as of last night. They collected only about $400.00, not enough for Liz’ haircut.

https://www.gofundme.com/n2bc5fs4

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:27 PM

She’ll continue to be used as a shield to distract fire off of Hillary.

Sapience on November 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM

I’m so old I remember back when being a whistle-blower was patriotic. Heck, they even passed laws to protect whistle-blowers. Of course, that’s back when we used to be a nation of laws.

lymond on November 21, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Bill Clinton.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 21, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Report this travesty Jazz.

I really count on you to do an objective job of it.

I know it was mentioned, but this is the deficit of our time.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 1:49 PM

I hope Harry gets some exercise equipment for Christmas.

HumpBot Salvation on November 21, 2015 at 1:49 PM

I hope Harry gets some exercise equipment for Christmas.

HumpBot Salvation on November 21, 2015 at 1:49 PM

I’m hoping that Dingy Harry, once again, becomes some exercise equipment (ie a punching bag) for some of the reprobates he’s screwed over on crooked Nevada land / union deals.

He’s little more than a modern day Huey Long – and about thrice as corrupt and thuggish.

The poster reprobate for these times – whose motto is ‘the ends justifies the means’.

Athos on November 21, 2015 at 2:01 PM

But the real question here seems like it should be… who cares?

…the good ship Skank is leaking water from sooo many holes and not enough cement to plug them all…

Pelosi Schmelosi on November 21, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Isn’t it obvious? A leaking Weiner!

Rix on November 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Headline: The Weiner Leaks.

petefrt on November 21, 2015 at 2:09 PM

JV team…nothing” — obama and Hillary “Muslims are all good”.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Isn’t it obvious? A leaking Weiner!

Rix on November 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM

…otherwise known…as Wiener’s junk!

JugEarsButtHurt on November 21, 2015 at 2:18 PM

sorry…must have hit strike as I sent it while watching the game

JugEarsButtHurt on November 21, 2015 at 2:20 PM

That’s what Harry Reid would like to know and he thinks there’s a leak in the system somewhere.

…Harry ya old coot pederast…the wave of Skank corruption is so enormous your pitiful little efforts are a waste of time…go for it loser…

Pelosi Schmelosi on November 21, 2015 at 2:22 PM

I am guessing the leaker is Hillary’s other girlfriend…

albill on November 21, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Squirrel!

jnelchef on November 21, 2015 at 2:53 PM

A confidential source to me that Harry Reid is Cheslas daddy .

BruceB on November 21, 2015 at 3:50 PM

You know, I’ve been here for a long time…been through a lot of trolls banned. But the Trumpbot trolls have got to be the worst. Turn EVERY FLUCKING THREAD into a carnival with their Trumpetting. This thread is NOT ABOUT CHUMP!!! Damn, now I know why I stayed away. Dont the mods here have a rule about “off-topic”?

lovingmyUSA on November 21, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Someone is leaking information to the Justice Department? Hold the phone – the DOJ is looking into (investigating) Hillary Clinton and Huma Abdein…aren’t they supposed to be getting the information? Information can be leaked to sources that do not have a right to it but source that are trying to get the information – that is another thing altogether – withholding the information from DOJ is the crime – not giving it to them.

evie1949 on November 21, 2015 at 4:38 PM

OT

Dont the mods here have a rule about “off-topic”?

lovingmyUSA on November 21, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Go to N. Korea, incredible R/C squish.

Btw, all threads about the 2016 election contain Trump.

Eat your heart out, incredible losers.

You’re worse than the BLM thugs and the leftie fools around here. You’re not going to tell anyone what to do, if they are over 21. Otherwise, join those fools on the “I need a safety space, poor me” university campus fools. Grow up!

p.s. NO one cares if you stay or go.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 5:31 PM

lovingmyUSA on November 21, 2015 at 4:11 PM

NO, you don’t love the USA. NO one who types such illiberal crap does. Grow a pair, moron.

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Otherwise, join those fools on the “I need a safety space, poor me” university campus fools whiners. Grow up!

Schadenfreude on November 21, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Umm, shouldn’t the OIG communicate this stuff to congress?

Spartacus on November 21, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Who’s been leaking info about Huma Abedin to the Judiciary Committee?

The mess boys, duhhhhhhh, they stop the keys!

Rode Werk on November 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

I bet it’s that guy who was doing penis selfies.

MsYoung on November 22, 2015 at 8:57 AM

Pardon me but why all the focus on this small ball? The real scandal is Huma being a Muslim Brotherhood spy. Benghazi hit by Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and Huma was in Hillary’s ear. Yet, not a peep from Benghazi committee about the elephant in the room?!?
http://www.wbdaily.com/national/investigations-of-huma-continue-to-ignore-her-being-a-muslim-spy/

Barrack on November 22, 2015 at 9:23 AM