September 24, 2015

VIDEO: Contradicting Her Claims, Clinton Personally Approved Aide’s Multiple Jobs

Today, Politico reported that Hillary Clinton approved the Special Government Employee status for her State Department Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, allowing her to get paid by the government and outside companies at the same time. However, in an interview earlier this month, Clinton told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that she “was not directly involved in that” decision to allow Abedin to do so:

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MSNBC’s ANDREA MITCHELL: “Do you think he had a point in raising the question of whether it was appropriate for her [Huma Abedin] to be taking a State Department salary and also be paid by an outside company, closely associated with your husband, by you?”

CLINTON: “Well, you know, I was not directly involved in that, but everything that she did was approved under the rules as they existed by the State Department. And so I, again, he can — you know, he’s great at innuendo and conspiracy theories and really defaming people. That’s not what I want to do in my campaign. And that’s not how I’m going to conduct myself. And I also believe the President of the United States does have to be careful about what he or she says. You know, I do know sometimes people say, well, I’m careful about what I say. That’s because for more than 20 years I’ve seen the importance of the President of the United States, the leader not only of our nation but of the world, having to send messages that will be received by all kinds of people. Loose talk, threats, insults, they have consequences. So I’m going to conduct myself as I believe is appropriate for someone seeking the highest office in our country.”