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New York Times: Clinton Staffer Avoided Conflict!

Seriously, New York Times?
New York Times: Clinton Staffer Avoided Conflict!
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If it's Monday, there must be another bullshit story about Hillary Clinton in the New York Times:

In November 2012, Kris Balderston, then in charge of the Global Partnership Initiative in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s office, sent an email about a potential joint initiative involving the State Department and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The email was sent to a group of people, including Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton, and to Thomas Shea, who at the time was one of the managing directors of Teneo, the firm where Ms. Abedin had a contract as a consultant, and which represented the Rockefeller Foundation.

Ms. Abedin quickly replied that she needed to be removed from the discussion because she was concerned about a conflict of interest.

But the exchange demonstrated the potential for such issues to have arisen as part of her status as a special government employee, a designation that allowed her to work for Teneo, the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons personally.

A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton declined to comment.

Got that? Clinton's chief of staff did the right thing. Yet the Times uses this as a warning of theoretical conflict.

This follows a Times story four days ago in which they asserted Clinton personally intervened to allow her aide's job change (Politico followed up by pointing out no, Cheryl Mills, Clinton's lawyer, was the one who signed the request). Blah, blah, blah.

And the right-wing press is still trying to push the story that Abedin is.... Clinton's lover! Of course. Expect to see that implied, again and again.

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