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Abedin’s Overlapping Jobs Renew Focus on Clinton Conflicts

  • Top aide worked for State Department, foundation at same time
  • New e-mails spur questions about the foundation post-election
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Huma Abedin Faces Questions About Overlapping Jobs

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Huma Abedin stepped down from her post as deputy chief of staff at the State Department and Hillary Clinton’s ever-present personal assistant on June 3, 2012. Only she didn’t really leave.

Instead, in a reverse twist on a program intended to bring talented outsiders into government, Abedin was immediately rehired as a “special government employee.” She also took paying jobs with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm with international clients that was co-founded by a foundation official who also was Bill Clinton’s long-time personal aide.