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Clinton recently said that she had no direct involvement in Abedin’s job change, but new FOIA documents show that she personally signed off on forms approving the position.
Hillary Clinton said three weeks ago in an interview that she had no direct involvement in arranging a new special government position for her top aide while secretary of state, but documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that the Democratic presidential front-runner personally signed off on the official forms approving the position change, reported Politico.
The special government employee (SGE) position allowed Huma Abedin to simultaneously collect salaries from the State Department as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, as well as from the corporate consulting firm Teneo and the Clinton Foundation.
The newly released documents, obtained by Judicial Watch as part of a FOIA request, show that Clinton signed off on Abedin’s title change on March 23, 2012. Abedin’s new position wasn’t effective until that June.