Ultimatum from Hillary Clinton
Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has been given an ultimatum: dump serial-sexting hubby Anthony Weiner, or get out of Clintontown.
"Huma has a choice to make," a close associate tells New York magazine. "Does she go with Anthony, or does she go with Hillary?"
Abedin's decision over whether to leave the "Clinton bubble," where she's seen as Hillary's most trusted aide, has emerged as "the biggest question among Hillary's circle" as the former Secretary of State mulls a 2016 run for the White House, the magazine reports.
The Clinton camp was blindsided by revelations over the summer -- during Weiner's disastrously failed New York mayoral run -- that he'd kept up his secret online sexting even after resigning from Congress in shame in 2011. Abedin was quickly advised to keep her distance from her scandal-scarred mate, and vanished from Weiner's side for the rest of the campaign. The candidate's bird-flipping parting shot to reporters after his humiliating defeat this month made a bad situation even worse, according to New York.
In July, Weiner was forced to admit he'd continued his X-rated shenanigans well into 2012 -- using the handle "Carlos Danger" as he traded photos and sex talk with at least 3 women after one of them, Sydney Leathers, came forward with details of his debauchery. Abedin awkwardly stood by her man as he made the confession, but quickly caved to pressure from the Clinton camp – which feared being tarnished by Weiner's tawdry addiction – to stop campaigning for him. She didn't accompany her husband to the polls on election day, and was reportedly hunkered down with friends in the Hamptons as Weiner went down in flames when the results came in.
"Abedin has struggled to reconcile her marriage to Weiner with her role as Clinton's top aide, traumatized by the prospect of leaving her boss' inner circle," the magazine reports, citing a person familiar with the situation.
Abedin is also under scrutiny for consulting work she did for an investment bank run by Bill Clinton's longtime right-hand man, Doug Band, and another gig she had with the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation while still being paid as a government employee.
Abedin's tough choice comes as Hillary Clinton, out of the official public office spotlight for the first time since 1992, considers her own options.
While Clinton-backers push her toward a 2016 presidential run, Hillary says she's enjoying her version of kicking back, and running the Clinton family's foundation with Bill and Chelsea.
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Editor's Note: Normally, we would not print a story such as this, but there are several points that need to be made. First, the media -- including the Conservative media -- will fall for covering this. Second, they will fall for covering this when they should be focused on Clinton's real "vulnerabilities," Benghazi and the fact that the chief urban outreach operative for the Clinton Foundation was arrested by the Egyptian Government for inciting violent confrontations as he served as the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's chief communication officer. And finally, that the Clinton Foundation is under scrutiny - from of all places The New York Times - for misappropriation of funds...But hey, let's focus on a Weiner...it seems that all the media can associate the Clintons with...
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