Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign continues to pay its vice-chair Huma Abedin, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
The former Clinton aide and confidant has picked up almost $65,000 in salary since Hillary’s campaign ended in defeat to Donald Trump last November, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
The Hillary for America campaign provided a salary to Abedin of $52,180.65 from mid-November last year to the end of March 2017. From April until the end of June, Abedin earned another $12,234.45.
Having stuffed the election war chest with $1.4 billion, the Clinton campaign was awash in cash, and Abedin is not alone in being an ongoing recipient of that money. Clinton’s former press secretary, Nick Merrill, was still on the payroll at least until late June — according to the latest figures available.
Robert Russo, who also worked for Hillary’s campaign, has remained as Clinton’s director of correspondence for the Office of Hillary Clinton.
The Clinton largesse also extends to assistance for the Democratic “resistance” to President Trump: another lump sum of $800,000 has gone to Onward Together in order to stymie Trump’s legislative efforts. She continues to seek other ways to reward he political allies with left-over campaign money.
“From the Women’s March to airports across the country where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking out like never before,” Clinton told her supporters in a May email. “I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.”
She continued, “In some cases, we’ll provide direct funding to these organizations. For others, we’ll help amplify their work and do what we can to help them continue to grow their audiences and expand their reach.”