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Abedin Email: Hillary Clinton ‘Often Confused’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “often confused,” according to an email made public Monday from former co-chief of staff Huma Abedin to frequent Clinton companion Monica Hanley.

In a Jan. 26, 2013, email, Abedin asks Hanley if she has “been going over calls with [Clinton] for tomorrow? So she knows Singh is at 8?”

Hanley responds, saying “[Clinton] was In bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8 am call. Wiii (sic) go over with her.”

Abedin then warned Hanley “Very Imp (sic) to do that. She’s often confused.”

The email was made public Monday by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog that has filed more than three dozen Freedom of Information Act requests regarding Clinton’s use of a private homebrew server located in her New York home and a private email account instead of a government email to conduct official business during her tenure as the chief U.S. diplomat.

The email will fuel renewed speculation about whether Clinton suffered more serious injuries in a December 2012 fall in her home. President Clinton said last year that his wife required six months to recover from the incident. She has since denied having any long-term problems stemming from the fall.

Nick Merrill, Clinton’s spokesman, has not responded to a request for comment. Clinton is the leading candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Abedin has been a focus of intense media scrutiny as the seemingly unending parade of Clinton scandals has unfolded in recent months. The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reported Friday that Abedin signed but failed to comply with a State Department separation agreement requiring that she turn over to the government all emails concerning any aspect of her official work.

The emails released Monday by Judicial Watch also include evidence that Abedin used her position of access in government to benefit at least one private sector employer with which she was connected.

“The Abedin correspondence includes several instances in which the Clinton top aide attempted to obtain special treatment from the State Department for business associates and relatives. In the first instance, Abedin apparently worked with Teneo co-founder and Clinton Global Initiative official Doug Band to intercede on behalf of an individual seeking a visa,” Judicial Watch said.

“In the second instance, Huma Abedin received an email from her mother, Saleha Abedin (a controversial Islamist activist) who founded and serves as dean at Dar al-Hekma University in Saudi Arabia.  In the December 11, 2011, email, Saleha Abedin seeks the assistance of her daughter to help the president of her college, Dr. Suhair al Qurashi, attend a State Department “Women in Public Service” ceremony, which included remarks by Hillary Clinton,” according to Judicial Watch.

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