Report: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Paid Huma Abedin Almost $65,000 Since Election Defeat

Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images
Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign has reportedly paid longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin almost $65,000 since Clinton’s defeat in November — and Abedin isn’t the only one to have received money from the campaign.

The Washington Free Beacon, citing Federal Election Commission filings, reports that Abedin has been paid $64,415.10 from Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, since her defeat to President Trump in November.

The Free Beacon reports that Abedin was given $52,180.65 from November to March and then another $12,234.45 from April to June.

Abedin has been a close Clinton aide for years but was thrust into the spotlight in the dying days of the campaign when emails related to the FBI probe into Clinton’s private email server were found on the computer of her husband — former congressman Anthony Weiner. Weiner was being investigated on allegations he had sexted a 15-year-old girl. 

The discovery led then-FBI Director James Comey to reopen the probe into Clinton’s email server. Clinton and her team have blamed that decision in part for her losing the election.

Press Secretary Nick Merrill was also receiving checks, according to the Free Beacon, but for much smaller amounts —  as was director of correspondence and briefing Robert Russo.

This comes after Clinton sent a whopping $800,000 from her campaign to “Onward Together” — a fundraising group she launched this year. as a way “to encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office.”

The site’s mission statement says it will “advance progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

“Resist, insist, persist, enlist,” says a quote from Clinton on the website.

Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in New York. Follow Adam on Twitter:  @AdamShawNY

.

Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.