Huma Abedin Files Ordered to Be Handed Over by State Department
A federal judge ordered the State Department on Monday to hand over all documents related to the employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, by the end of September.
But attorneys for the agency told the court Monday they had not yet found any related records among the materials provided this month by the FBI, raising the possibility that the State Department will have no personnel files to produce by its deadline.
The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch sought documentation of the “special government employee” status given to Abedin in 2012.
Thanks to that rare designation, Abedin was able to collect paychecks from the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies — all at the same time.