Monday, August 29, 2016

Huma cuts off Weiner

Dysfunctional marriages aren't the sole province of Bill and Hillary Clinton within the Clinton campaign.

From the Washington Post:
Huma Abedin — the long-serving Hillary Clinton aide who prides herself on her loyalty and discretion — again finds herself under a glare of unwanted scrutiny after announcing her separation from husband and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner.

Weiner lost his job and now potentially his marriage after repeatedly getting caught sending suggestive messages to women on Twitter.

Abedin has periodically garnered headlines over the years for her roles in controversies over donor access to Clinton, her boss's use of a private email server at the State Department and Abedin's overlapping employment with an outside consulting firm while she was a government employee. But it is her marriage to Weiner that made her a somewhat reluctant celebrity — her choices and motives up for public debate, her marriage the subject of a documentary, and her designer clothing the subject of public scrutiny and magazine profiles.

"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin wrote. "Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy."

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