Department of State

New York Times Joins Charles Grassley in Asking What Exactly Huma Abedin Was Doing at State

Had multiple outside jobs


Huma Abedin is caught up in more controversy, and for the first time in many weeks, it has nothing to do with her husband's social media dalliances. For months Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has been questioning why Abedin was made a "special government employee" by the State Department in June 2012, allowing her to stay on as an adviser to the secretary of State while working for Teneo, a consulting firm founded by a former aide to Bill Clinton, and being privately employed by the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton personally. Now the New YorkTimes has joined in Grassley's quest, but both Abedin and the State Department remain less than forthcoming about her arrangement.