Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced that the State Department’s inspector general has found found “reasonable suspicion” that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s second job as a private consultant may have broken conflict of interest rules. The Washington Free Beacon,
“The finding was included in a State Department inspector’s general report, which was first disclosed by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The report also said Abedin was overpaid by $10,000 while at the State Department, but Abedin is disputing the finding.
“Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) said last week that he had learned the State Department’s inspector general found potential evidence of wrongdoing during an investigation into Abedin’s simultaneous work for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and the consulting firm Teneo.
“The IG report has not been made public. Grassley wrote in a letter to Abedin last Thursday that the investigation “found at least a reasonable suspicion of a violation” of the conflict of interest statute due to “acts affecting a personal financial interest related to conflicts of interest connected to your overlapping employment.”