Huma Abedin to be Clinton's Secretary of State, Say Wiki-leaked Emails

*As President, Hillary Clinton will appoint Huma Abedin as Secretary of
State. This according to leaked e mails between Abedin, Mrs. Clinton, and
Clinton's former chief of staff Cheryl Mills.*

Abedin, 40, would be the first Moslem Secretary of State, and One of the
Youngest Ever. She would not, however, be the first foreign born Secretary
of State. Henry Kissinger, 94, has that distinction, having been appointed
by Richard Nixon.

Huma Mahmood Abedin, 40, served as vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's
2016 campaign for President. Prior to that, she served as the deputy chief
of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2013.

ABedin parlayed a 1996 Whitehouse internship into a role as Mrs. Clinton's
Right Hand Man, or Woman.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is listed as the supervisor
certifying Abedin's designation as a "special government employee. This
classification allowed Abedin to work for an outside consulting firm and
the Clinton Foundation, at the same time that she advised then Secretary of
State Clinton.

The Clinton campaign reiterated Sunday that Clinton did not personally sign
documents for Abedin, or other employees. Hillary Clinton's name was listed
in print, but the signature underneath was redacted by the State
Department. The document caused a stir and led to media reports Clinton had
lied about not having been involved..

Clinton had said on TV weeks ago that she "was not directly involved" in
Abedin's SGE status, a position that is currently under investigation by
the Senate Judiciary Committee for potential conflicts of interest.

According to documents obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch
through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, released Thursday, Clinton
was the immediate supervisor named on one of the documents that transition
her to this new post, permitting her then-deputy chief of staff to serve
simultaneously as an outside consultant.

The campaign on Sunday said signed the form, not Clinton herself. Mills
would have the authority to sign such forms for Abedin.

*Prior to that she was traveling chief of staff and served as assistant for
Clinton during Clinton's campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2008
presidential election.*

She is married to, but separated from, Anthony Weiner, a former U.S.
Representative from New York. Weiner has been a major embarrassment to the
Clintons. Weiner has a penchant for sending partially clothed photos of
himself to women he's met on the internet. But unless you've been on Mars
this year, you already know that story.

*Despite having grown up in different countries, Abedin and Clinton have a
lot more in common then husbands with a history of philandering. It makes
sense that Clinton would want to appoint Abedin to her old job leading the
State Department. Secretary of State is third in line to the president,
under the US Constitution. It also makes sense that Clinton would want her
right hand woman to back up herself and Vice President Tim Kaine in that
way as well.*

Abedin has served as vice chairwoman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign
for president since 2015 and continues in her role as personal assistant to
Clinton. Her elevation to the No. 3 position in the campaign was a
"transformative shift... to campaign power center of her own," according to
Politico. She screened and interviewed applicants for key campaign roles,
including campaign manager Robby Mook, and was the primary channel for
communications to Clinton before the campaign officially began. After
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed banning Muslims
from entering the United States, she wrote an open letter to Clinton
supporters calling herself "a proud Muslim" and criticized Trump's plan as
"literally (writing) racism into our law books".

In a letter dated June 13, 2012, to the State Department Inspector General,
five Republican members of Congress-Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Trent
Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, and
Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia-claimed that Abedin "has three family members
– her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim
Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations."

The five members of Congress alleged that Abedin had "immediate family
connections to foreign extremist organizations" which they said were
"potentially disqualifying conditions for obtaining a security clearance"
and questioned why Abedin had not been "disqualified for a security

The claims in the letter were generally rejected, and were labeled by some
as conspiracy theories. The Washington Post editorial board called the
allegations "paranoid," a "baseless attack," and a "smear."

The letter was also criticized by, among others, House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi and Representative Keith Ellison, Democrat of Minnesota, the
first Muslim member of Congress, who called the allegation "reprehensible."
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, also rejected the allegations,
saying "The letter and the report offer not one instance of an action, a
decision or a public position that Huma has taken while at the State
Department that would lend credence to the charge that she is promoting
anti-American activities within our government....These attacks on Huma
have no logic, no basis and no merit."

Bachmann's former campaign manager Ed Rollins said the allegations were
"extreme and dishonest" and called for Bachmann to apologize to Abedin.

The Anti-Defamation League condemned the letter, calling upon the
Representatives involved to "stop trafficking in anti-Muslim conspiracy

Abedin was born on July 28, 1976. At the age of two, she moved with her
family to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she was raised and lived until
returning to the United States for college. Abedin traveled frequently
during her childhood and teenage years and attended a British girls'

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Both of her parents were educators. Her father, born in New Delhi, India,
on April 2, 1928, was an Islamic and Middle Eastern scholar of Indian
descent, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and
then in 1978 founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, an
organization devoted to the study of Muslim communities in non-Muslim
societies around the world. In 1979 he founded the Journal of Muslim
Minority Affairs, which his wife took over after his death; his daughter
Huma was listed as an associate editor in 1996–2008.

Her mother, born in India (now Pakistan after British Partition), also
received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently an
associate professor of sociology and dean at Dar Al-Hekma College in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

At age 18 Abedin entered George Washington University, where she earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree/. As a teenager, she aspired to be a journalist
like her role model Christiane Amanpour, and wanted to work in the White
House press office.

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