NY Times Ms. Abedin’s own emails on her boss’s private server have drawn increasingly intense scrutiny — as has an arrangement she made to earn income privately while she worked for Mrs. Clinton at the State Department. By MAGGIE HABERMAN, AMY CHOZICK and STEVE EDER
Abedin was on Mrs. Clinton’s personal payroll, and her other outside
employers were the Clinton Foundation and Teneo, a consulting firm
co-founded by Douglas J. Band, a former counselor to former President
that arrangement was first revealed more than two years ago, political
opponents including Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and
chairman of the Judiciary Committee, raised concerns about potential
conflicts of interest. But those quieted until the email controversy
provided a new opening — and the potential for new information to be
a recent letter to the State Department, Mr. Grassley suggested that
Ms. Abedin, at Mr. Band’s request, may have asked Mrs. Clinton to urge
President Obama to give a White House appointment to a Teneo client,
Judith Rodin, the head of the Rockefeller Foundation.
groups like Judicial Watch and Citizens United have also applied
pressure through Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and other measures
to press the State Department to make public Ms. Abedin’s emails and
records, they argue, could give clarity about Ms. Abedin’s outside work
and whether, as critics contend, it converged with her official duties.
(Ms. Abedin’s lawyers say she has cooperated completely with all
requests made in the lawsuits.)'