As Hillary Clinton’s personal and private emails continue to drip, drip, drip out, investigators couldn’t help but make note of one email that was written by her longtime trusted aide and close friend Huma Abedin. Abedin, the wife of formerly disgraced sexting congressman Anthony Weiner, wrote in an email that front-running Democratic presidential candidate Clinton is “often confused.” The high-profile political aide and very close friend of Clinton’s said that Clinton also needs plenty of guidance to understand. The particular email was over a concern among Clinton’s State Department staff to make sure that then-Secretary of State Clinton knew who to contact in regard to a scheduled item that was on her calendar. According to the National Review and a host of other media sources on Monday, the email came from a batch of emails that was released by Judicial Watch which is a conservative watchdog group.
Judicial Watch has released approximately 35 pages of emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin. In the blatantly critical email sent by Abedin, she wrote in advisement to Monica Hanley – another Clinton aide and frequent Clinton companion – that it is “very important” that she go over phone calls with Mrs. Clinton. This, she asserted, was extremely necessary because Clinton is “often confused.” The emails are from a batch that have been scrutinized from Hillary Clinton’s private server in which Abedin used the email address ‘Huma@clintonemail.com’ instead of an authorized government email account to communicate with State Department staff and allegedly other government officials.
Via Abedin’s email address, it was also revealed that security breaches occurred repeatedly as Abedin sent and received Clinton’s schedule and physical movements through Abedin’s private email account that was housed on Clinton’s unsecured server. Of great concern, Abedin’s released emails also document requests for special U.S. State Department treatment for a Clinton Foundation associate as well as for Abedin’s mother who is a known and controversial Islamist leader. Abedin correspondence also reveals that on several occasions she attempted to get special treatment from the State Department for business associates and relatives, according to the New York Post and other sources that have reported on Judicial Watch’s release and assessment of the emails.
Abedin allegedly worked with Doug Band, the Teneo co-founder and Clinton Global Initiative official, to intercede for a person who was trying to get a governmental visa. Another suggestion that Abedin attempted to receive favoritism is when Saleha Abedin, her mother, sought assistance from her daughter to get the president of her college, Dr. Suhair al Qurashi, to a State Department “Women in Public Service” ceremony. That email showed that Clinton had met the women in 2010 as Dr. Qurashi and Abedin’s mother introduced Clinton when she had previously given a speech at Dar al-Hekma University.
Specifically, of the startling email in which Abedin criticizes Clinton, Abedin wrote to Hanley on January 26, 2013:
Have you been going over her calls with her? So she knows <India Prime Minister Manhoman> singh (sic) is at 8?
She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call. Will go over with her.
Very imp to do that. She’s often confused.
Of tremendous concern, Abedin wrote very personal information about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private schedule while using the unauthorized email account housed on Clinton’s personal server. Right up to the last day Clinton was Obama’s secretary of state, Abedin emailed specifics about Clinton while using the personal account. On January 31, 2013, emails were exchanged with former Special Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton Lona J. Valmoro, Abedin, other top State Department staff, and Clinton associates. The Valmoro email stated exact times, driving times, and locations of all of Clinton’s appointments. The private information included when Clinton was leaving her private residence to go to the State Department, when she was leaving the State Department to go to the Council on Foreign Relations, when she was leaving the Council to return to the State Department, and when she was heading back to her private residence. Other Abedin emails had very detailed information about Hillary Clinton’s meeting with Saudi Arabia’s leadership. Incredibly, even though the email transmissions were on a private home email server, Abedin’s emails had the annotation stating: “The information contained in this email is not to be shared, forwarded or duplicated.” It is being said by Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton that these emails reveal that Abedin is quite correct in stating that Hillary Clinton is “easily confused.” He suggests that such emails prove that Clinton’s and Abedin’s decision to use the Clinton private email server to conduct government business was both dangerous and risky to the nation. He also says that the contents of Abedin’s emails – compounded by what has been found in Clinton’s emails – shows “why it took a federal lawsuit to get these government emails from Clinton’s illegal email server.” The alleged attempt at a Clinton email cover-up has, for the most part, not been executed.