September 1, 2015

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Was Paid More Than POTUS & Was Complaining About It

As the Washington Post reported last week, top Clinton confidante Huma Abedin was simultaneously receiving compensation from four separate pots of money:

1. State Department
2. Teneo Holdings
3. Clinton Foundation
4. Hillary Clinton’s personal funds

Of these four, we know that from Teneo and the State Department, Abedin was earning AT LEAST $490,000.

But Abedin’s outside clients included Teneo, an international strategic consulting firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton right-hand man Doug Band. She reportedly raked in $355,000 as a consultant to Teneo, while simultaneously pocketing $135,000 in government pay.

Overlooking for a moment all of the ethical problems that arise from Abedin’s “special government employee” status that allowed her to consult for Teneo while working for the State Department, we now know that Abedin was complaining about her pay, even though she was earning more than the President of the United States, who earns an annual salary of $400,000.

From the Weekly Standard:

In one of the newly release Hillary Clinton emails, a mostly redacted message from Philip Gordon to Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan ends with, “To quote Huma, I don’t get paid enough.” Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide, was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends.