Emails: Huma Abedin Did Not Legally Report Husband Anthony Weiner’s Finances

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

According to emails obtained by Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin did not provide all of the legally-required information to obtain her Special Government Employee (SGE) status at the State Department, failing to give over details about her husband Anthony Weiner’s financial history.

Abedin had top secret clearance as part of her SGE status by March 20, 2012, which allowed her to work simultaneously for the State Department and also the Clinton-linked private consulting firm Teneo Holdings. Emails recently obtained by Judicial Watch indicate that Abedin did not properly apply for SGE status.

More than two months later, on June 5, 2012, State Department Financial Disclosures Chief Sarah Taylor emailed two of her colleagues complaining that Abedin did not give over the needed information to obtain SGE status.

“Her termination report is Incomplete, Schedule B, Part I and II were left blank,” Taylor wrote.

Schedule C, Part II was left blank. I hope she provided all of her spouse’s assets. Marcella I believe told him, either Huma or her husband called her yesterday indicating there were more assets. The documents I have do not have the income information, only the value information. What was her date of termination? She needs to be aware her termination report will be going up on a DOS website for the public to view and it must be accurate.

Abedin failed to fill out the OGE Executive Branch personnel disclosure forms as it applied to “any purchase, sale, or exchange by you, your spouse, or dependent children during the reporting period of any real property, stocks, bonds, commodity futures, and other securities when the amount of the transaction exceeded $1,000,” as well as “Gifts, Reimbursements, and Travel Expenses. For you, your spouse and dependent children.”

Abedin also failed to “Report your agreements or arrangements for: (1) continuing participation in an employee benefit plan (e.g. pension, 401k, deferred compensation); continuation of payment by a former employer (including severance payments); (3) leaves of absence; and (4) future employment.”

Abedin’s husband Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 following a sexting scandal and has since worked for a public affairs firm.

Abedin, meanwhile, worked as an adviser for Teneo in late 2012, helping to recruit State Department adviser Ken Miller to the private firm while she was on an official trip with Secretary Clinton.


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