Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an inspector general probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies.
Teneo Strategies was founded by a longtime aide to Bill Clinton, Douglas Band, and boasted the former president as a paid board member when it first launched in 2011.
Abedin allegedly sent or received more than 7,000 emails on her government account that involved Band, the letter said.
As an example of the potential conflicts of interest at play, Grassley cited an email exchange in which Band pressed Abedin to encourage her State Department boss, Hillary Clinton, to facilitate a White House appointment for one of his clients.
Judith Rodin, the Teneo client in question, was then president of the Rockefeller Foundation, “which donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, a fact which Mr. Band allegedly noted in his email to Ms. Abedin,” the letter said.
“[E]mail evidence allegedly suggests that Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills shared a desire to find a way to ensure the Department paid for Ms. Abedin’s travel to and from New York,” the letter continued.
To refresh your memory about Teneo, here’s what I found two months ago:
And what is it Teneo does, exactly? The company claims to provide “integrated counsel for a borderless world.” Here’s more from Teneo’s corporate website:
Leveraging the deep global relationships, experience and intellectual capabilities across all 12 of our operating divisions, we sit at the center of information and networks, offering unparalleled execution to capture opportunities and solve complex problems.
That, my friends, is a whole lot of nothing. In other words, Teneo is in the shady business of protecting wealthy people who have done or who wish to do shady things.
Unlike Hillary’s private email server, Abedin’s 7,000 emails with and about Band on her government account are a matter of public record, and ought to be subpoenaed posthaste by Senator Grassley.
We’ve already had the Obama Administration destroy electronic evidence of wrongdoing by the IRS, but would they dare do that again to protect Hillary Clinton? And if someone at State did take that chance, yet another round of these Nixonian antics might prove too much for even the Complicit Media to ignore. There can be only so many cries of “Will no one rid me of these meddlesome hard drives!” before people take notice.
We have a dirty Administration protecting a dirty candidate’s dirty personal assistant. Eventually, somebody may be forced to sell out somebody else — and Senator Grassley is in the perfect position to force somebody’s hand.
This is one heck of a slow-motion train wreck…and it's speeding up. "Clinton aide may have 'delivered favors.'" http://t.co/7zVivT4ToW
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 3, 2015