The Washington Times reports Wednesday night that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has been formally investigated for embezzlement by the federal government.
Ms. Abedin, who served as a deputy chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton from 2009 to late 2012, told investigators she hadn’t noticed she had received a $33,000 lump sum payment — about a third of which investigators determined was improper — when she left the State Department.
She suggested her husband, the disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, failed to let her know.
“My husband handles all the finances in our household,” she told investigators during a recorded interview in October 2014.
Part of the lump sum payment can be attributed to a two-week vacation Abedin took to Europe while pregnant —a so-called “Babymoon” — for which she neglected to fill out the proper paperwork. She also failed to correctly submit required leave forms covering her maternity leave.