The Most Undercovered News Story Of The Past Three Years – Huma Abedin

My number one source of internet traffic over the past four years is “Huma Abedin.”

I’ve had 42,000 visits to my website today, and 90% of them have come looking for info on Huma Abedin.

Who is she?

We know that Huma Abedin was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and then moved to the United States and went to work as an intern for Bill Clinton in 1996 and became Hillary Clinton’s body person after that, including during Hillary’s 2008 failed campaign to become the Democratic nominee for U.S. president.

Huma Abedin started dating Anthony Weiner in 2008. They married in 2010.

The MSM only gives Huma glowing news coverage, but who is she really?

Bloggers like me have assembled the info they can. We’ve published speculation such as — is she a Saudi spy? Is she gay? Gossip fills in the gaps when the official narrative is insufficient to answer the questions.

The New York Times published tonight this typical pablum:

Mr. Weiner and Ms. Abedin have seemed an unlikely couple from the start. They come from very different backgrounds — he is a Jewish man from Brooklyn, she a Michigan-born Muslim-American raised in Saudi Arabia by an Indian father and a Pakistani mother. And Mr. Weiner and Ms. Abedin have very different personalities.

He is a fiery, publicity-craving wisecracker with a reputation as a Romeo and a habit of turning up in the tabloids. He can be overbearing and intense and pushes his staff and himself unrelentingly.

She is calm, private and glamorous, with a sense of elegancethat has earned her attention from fashion magazines. Her close friend Oscar de La Renta designed her chiffon wedding gown, likening her to Scheherazade, the beautiful queen from “One Thousand and One Nights.”

But they complement each other well, said friends of the couple, who described Mr. Weiner as a sweet, supportive partner. Ms. Abedin, a practicing Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic, does not drink, and Mr. Weiner has given up alcohol in solidarity with her, they said. He sometimes fasts with her during Ramadan, and often meets her at the airport when she returns from long trips, even in the early morning hours.

Friends say that Ms. Abedin had been courted by “a lot of very successful, important people,” but it was Mr. Weiner’s persistence and tenacity, as well as his confidence and sense of humor, that eventually won her over.

“I kept on hearing stories of how adoring he was of her and how much he cared about her, and over time it became clear that this was something he was focused on, and it was for real,” said a friend of Ms. Abedin, who asked to remain anonymous because he was commenting on a personal matter. Ms. Abedin got her start in politics in 1996 as an intern in Ms. Clinton’s White House office, and has been her aide since. She and Mr. Weiner met when Ms. Clinton ran for the Senate in 2000, but did not start dating until Ms. Clinton ran for president 2008.

At their wedding, Mr. Weiner’s robust premarital dating life was the subject of considerable roasting, and Mr. Weiner made it clear Monday that Ms. Abedin knew about his rakish past, including his use of social media for sexual communication.

The MSM is so antiseptic about Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin that it makes you wonder what they’re hiding. reports:

Abedin was reportedly once courted by actor George Clooney and has been featured in Vogue .
Abedin wed Weiner, 46, last July at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, on Long Island in a ceremony conducted by former President Bill Clinton .
Weiner is Jewish, while Abedin, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, is Muslim.
The couple announced their engagement in 2009.  They had been dating since they met while Abedin was campaigning with Hillary for President in 2008.
Huma Abedin did not take his name when she became Weiner’s wife.
Abedin has kept a very low profile since it was revealed last week that a Washington state co-ed received a photo of an erect penis, covered by a pair of briefs, from Weiner’s Twitter account.

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