According to Federal Election Commission filings, failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid Huma Abedin nearly $65, 000 from her campaign funds since her defeat in November election.
Since mid-November, according to records, Hillary has paid $64, 415.10 in salary to Abedin, who was her longtime friend and served as the vice chair of the campaign, from her campaign committee.
From mid-November to the end of March, Abedin was paid $52,180.65 from Hillary for America. From the beginning of April until the end of June, Abedin was given another $12,234.45 from Clinton’s campaign committee.
Apart from Abedin, Nick Merrill, Hillary’s former press secretary was still receiving payments from the campaign as of late June, the end point for the latest available figures.
Robert Russo, who was the director of the campaign, now is entitled to the same job in the Office of Hillary Clinton and is still being compensated from Clinton’s campaign committee, as are a number of other staffers.
As Washington Free Beacon reports, Clinton has also sent $800, 000 from her campaign funds to Onward Together, a“resistance“group she has started recently.
A number of other “resistance“groups that have impressed Clinton since the conclusion of the election will also receive payments from Clinton’s political action group. Clinton and her former assistants are working on donating of the project.
“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 wrote in an email to supporters in May. “I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.”
“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.”
Clinton’s campaign reported sending the $800,000 check to Onward Together on May 1.
Clinton, who made an announcement in public about launching the group on May 15, had already financed Swing Left, Run for Something, and Emerge America, all liberal activist groups, at the time of the announcement.
Emailed requests for comment to the Clinton campaign bounced back as undeliverable.