Hillary Clinton gets to wake up in a world today where those closest to her believe she would be the first woman president if Huma Abedin hadn't obliterated her chances. A close advisor to Hillary is telling tales out of school about Hillary's once closest aide and close friend. This unnamed adviser has even thrown in a bit of vulgarity when describing just how much he doesn't care about what happens to Abedin.
The Clinton advisor spoke with Vanity Fair recently, and he did not apply a filter on what he had to say about Abedin's actions putting an end to Hillary's chances of moving into the White House. Described as being quite peeved as he spoke, this adviser cited the emails that Abedin left on her husband's computer as the starting point of Hillary's downfall.
The emails affiliated with Hillary Clinton emerged when the FBI probed Huma's husband, Anthony Weiner, in a sexting case. While looking for Weiner's own emails, it was discovered the computer had been used to receive unsecured emails from Hillary Clinton, which started an entirely new and unrelated probe.
Abedin has become an outcast from Hillary's inner circle and was absent for many of the post-election events that Hillary attended. Once described as a "mini-Hillary," she was often tagged as a "surrogate daughter" of the former Secretary of State. Abedin had been with Clinton for decades, and she was one of her closest confidants. She started as a college intern, and her loyalty to Hillary grew into a friendship. As time went on, Huma eventually became much like an extended Clinton family member.
Ironically, it was her affiliation with Clinton that put Huma in Anthony Weiner's path. They first met back when she was a senior adviser to Senator Hillary Clinton. They had a courtship for more than a decade before they married, and it was none other than former President Bill Clinton who officiated their marriage ceremony.
After six years of marriage, Huma called it quits when a picture of her husband holding their toddler son was sent to a woman Weiner was sexting and eventually emerged online for the masses to see. Weiner had already gone through one sexting scandal with pictures of his blurred-out man parts going viral online.
Huma stayed with him the first time around after he decided to get help. Apparently, the first bout of help didn't take because it was his second sexting scandal that caused Huma to bail out of the marriage, reports the Washington Post. Needless to say, while Huma diligently campaigned alongside Hillary, she was dealing with an overwhelming load of personal sorrows.
Weiner's second sexting scandal came to light while the battle was on to get Hillary into the White House. Then, Huma suddenly became the subject in the headlines for the online sexual antics of her husband. This second time around also gave past critics their evidence that Huma made a big mistake by taking him back in the first place. She became a victim, but also a big distraction to Hillary's campaign.
Today, a lonely picture of Huma is painted of a woman who not only lost her husband, but also her closest friend. Not to mention the loss of her circle of associates who were like an extended family to Huma for the past two decades. As Hot Air suggests today, Huma has been made the "scapegoat" for Hillary's election loss despite the fact so many other factors had come into play. Huma was spotted on a recent shopping outing in Manhattan with her young son in tow, which is a rare sighting of her today. "The knives are out in Clintonworld," suggests Vanity Fair, while other news media sites are referring to the "claws" coming out when it comes time to assign blame for the election loss. They are all aimed at Huma.
The unnamed aide who claims Huma is to blame for Hillary's ill-fated attempt at becoming the 45th president of the U.S. also suggests there are other negative factors Abedin contributed besides the emails. He reports on the talk coming from inside Clinton's tight circle that cites Huma as being too overwhelmed by her newfound celebrity status while on the campaign trail. They suggest this acted as a distraction for Huma when it came to her work.
According to this Hillary advisor who spilled the beans, "She was enjoying the red carpet and enjoying the photo spreads much to much in my opinion," which is what he claims another Clinton insider said to him. The argument for that statement is that Huma didn't appear to make any attempt to soak up the limelight as she was often seen behind the scene just barely poking her head out. Many can't remember what her voice sounds like because she wasn't very vocal in public.
Nothing at all was mentioned about Hillary's part in all of this by the unnamed insider, according to Hot Air.
"However, that argument has to rely on a particularly uncomfortable fact: Hillary Clinton created the e-mail scandal in the first place. In fact, her refusal to use the official State Department e-mail system required her inner circle at State to use the home-brew system that intended to keep Congress and the courts from finding Hillary's communications as Secretary of State."Making Huma the "scapegoat" does seem to work in softening the devastation over Hillary's loss for the camp that plugged so hard and long in an attempt to get her to Washington. It might just be easier to blame it on Abedin instead of citing the flaws that Hillary added to her own ill-fated journey.
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