The good news for New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is that the heat he has been taking for sexting is shifting to someone else. The worse than bad news is that the subject is his wife, Huma Abedein.
Her problem is not sexting. Her story is far less sordid than his husband’s but possibly is even graver. She is suspected of misusing her connections as aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and using inside political information for private purposes.
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley wanted to know about Mrs. Weiner’s access to information while working for the Teneo Holdings strategic advisory group based in New York.
“The State Department and Ms. Abedein haven’t provided a single document that I requested,” Sen. Grassley told the New York Daily News. “Putting up a stone wall raises a lot more questions about how the program is being used than it answers. I intend to pursue more complete answers to my questions.”
The senator’s office released for publication a letter she sent, stating, “I certainly never ‘gathered information from government sources for the purpose of informing investment decisions of Teneo’s clients,’ as the Senate letter suggests,”
Abedein was the deputy chief of staff at the State Department under Clinton, but after the birth of the Weiners’ son, when she was long out of the State Dept., she was granted status as a “special government employee,” a designation that allowed to work from home as a part-time consultant to State while acting as a consultant for Teneo.
By the way Hillary’s husband ex-President Clinton is a aboard member of Teneo. Huma pulled in a cool half a million dollars from the two jobs.