Wouldn’t you love to work from home earning $155,000 a year for the federal government with all of its rich benefits, while pulling in an extra $355,000 from a side gig? That’s what Huma Abedin, the wife of disgraced Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner, was doing after she had her baby.
But Abedin is facing her own troubles — less salacious than her husband’s, but potentially more severe.
On June 13, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote her and Secretary of State John Kerry asking why Abedin, the deputy chief of staff at the State Department under former Secretary Hillary Clinton, was granted status as a “special government employee” after the birth of her son.
That title allowed her to work from home as a part-time consultant to State, earning $135,000 as a government employee — while also earning $355,000 as a consultant for Teneo, where former President Bill Clinton is a board member.
Grassley wants to know who authorized Abedin’s change in status, what effect that change had on her security clearances, and whether the department interacted with the companies with which Abedin consulted.
“I am concerned that the ‘special government employee’ designation blurs the line between public and private sector employees, especially when employees receive full-time salaries for what appears to be part-time work,” Grassley wrote to Abedin. (Read More)
Lucky for her she’s married to a creepy, perverted narcissist who is embroiled in scandal. When there are penis pics to talk about who is going to pay attention to any of this?