[Blind Gossip] Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s long time aide.
You may remember Abedin as a constant presence during Hillary Clinton’s Presidential runs in 2008 and 2016. Over the years, she has served as Hillary Clinton’s intern, body woman, and Chief of Staff.
You may also recall that Abedin is the ex of disgraced former Congressman and New York Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner.
In her forthcoming memoir, Huma Abedin makes a shocking claim.
She claims that she was s*xually assaulted by a United States Senator!
From The Guardian:
Abedin details her alleged assault while describing her work for Clinton when the former first lady and future secretary of state and presidential candidate was a US senator from New York, between 2001 and 2009.
The passage comes shortly after a description of how Abedin and the Clintons came to attend Donald Trump’s wedding to his third wife, Melania Knauss, in Palm Beach, Florida, in January 2005.
Of that occasion, Abedin, who was born in Michigan but grew up in Saudi Arabia, writes: “I felt I was at an Arab wedding back home.”
The Trumps did have an extravagant wedding.
Guests included Katie Couric, Gayle King, Chris Matthews, Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Les Moonves, Tony Bennett, Shaquille O’Neal and Anna Wintour.
Anna Wintour even put Melania on the cover of Vogue.
Billy Joel and Elton John performed at the Trump wedding. Billy Joel even penned a song for the occasion titled That’s Why The Donald Is A Trump.
Here is a photo from that day of Donald Trump and Melania with Bill and Hillary Clinton.
They all look great, don’t they?
Anyway, it was a huge and memorable social event and that may be why Huma Abedin talks about it in relationship to the assault.
Abedin first came to Washington DC as a student at George Washington University. She began working as an intern in the Clinton White House when she was approximately 20. By the time of the Trump wedding, Abedin had been a Washington insider for about ten years. That would make Abedin approximately 29 or 30 years old when the assault occured.
Some time after the Trump wedding, Huma Abedin was back in Washington DC. She went out to dinner with some Senators and their aides. Hillary Clinton was not there.
“I ended up walking out with one of the senators, and soon we stopped in front of his building and he invited me in for coffee. Once inside, he told me to make myself comfortable on the couch.”
She says the senator took off his blazer, rolled up his sleeves and made coffee while they continued to talk.
“Then, in an instant, it all changed. He plopped down to my right, put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, pressing me back on the sofa.
“I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away. All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased.”
Did he stop after she pushed him away?
Abedin writes that the senator seemed surprised but apologized and said he had “misread” her “all this time”. As she considered how to leave “without this ending badly”, she writes, the senator asked if she wanted to stay.
It is unclear if he was asking her to stay for coffee or if he asked her to spend the night.
“Then I said something only the twentysomething version of me would have come up with – ‘I am so sorry’ – and walked out, trying to appear as nonchalant as possible.”
Abedin writes that she kept away from the senator “for a few days” but then ran into him on Capitol Hill, nodding when he asked if they were still friends. Clinton then joined them, Abedin writes, “as if she knew I needed rescuing even though I’d told her nothing about that night”.
Abedin writes that she stayed friendly with the senator and soon “buried the incident”, which she wanted to forget, succeeding in erasing it from her mind “entirely”.
Huma Abedin went on to marry Anthony Weiner at the urging of the Clintons (see The Business Arrangement for details).
Years passed without her thinking about that event with The Senator.
When did she suddenly recall the event?
During the Bret Kavanaugh hearings!
In 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Bret Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. During the Senate confirmation hearings, a woman named Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh had s*xually assaulted her at a party several decades ago.
Kavanaugh denied the allegation. He was eventually confirmed to the Supreme Court.
However, the Kavanaugh hearings had a profound affect on Huma Abedin.
Abedin’s memory of her experience on the unnamed senator’s couch, she writes, was triggered when she read about Christine Blasey Ford “being accused of ‘conveniently’ remembering” her alleged assault.
Huma Abedin will not disclose the name or the political party of the Senator who assaulted her.
It is interesting that Abedin anchors both sides of her story about her own assault with stories of two famous Republicans who faced similar accusations.
It is also interesting that the two most important men in her life are two famous Democrats who have also had serious issues with women.
President Bill Clinton has a history of inappropriate relationships with women.
And Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner, thought it was a good idea to send inappropriate photos of himself to 15-year-old girls.
Abedin and Weiner have not yet divorced.
Similar: The Business Arrangement
[Optional] Who is the worst person in this story? Always use real names and keep your comments civil.
Ugh! Is everyone supposed to say “excuse me, but may I take a brief break from this intimate interaction to ask your permission to kiss you – but only at this very moment because legally if I wait an indeterminate amount of time after you agree I’ll likely get sued? Also full disclosure, I can TRY to only kiss you the way you’d like but no guarantees because I’m probably misreading all the signals you’ve previously and are currently exhibiting ?” Huma your character judgment sucks-. GAFG!
Chuck Schumer ! the senator from NY
Amazing that she is still married to Weiner. It’s in her culture – women never initiate divorce and will endure almost anything. The guy already did time in prison and is a registered sex offender. No need to worry about spousal immunity.
Obviously Biden. Remember that one sexual assault accuser just before the election- the one the media completely ignored and buried ? She said that JB was saying “ I can tell you want it” and also put tongue down her throat. Which are very similar to what this guy did …. “I misread you”.
Let’s go Brandon!
She’s a dolt. He made a pass, she said ‘NO”, he stopped and apologized. Geesh! She calls a clumsy pass sexual assault and married CarlosDanger with all of he sexual perversions. It bet that Senator is looking pretty good right now!
Huma is STILL MARRIED to Wiener. I’m guessing so that she won’t ever have to testify against him in court. Wonder what secrets she is keeping?
Oh for crying out loud. This was a case of mixed signals. He made a move, she wasn’t receptive and he stopped. Must be a Dem because if this guy was GOP she would have named him. I’m shocked she went to meet up with a man. Hillary is more her type.
Excellent point! 👍+1
My guess is Barack Obama when he was the Senator from Illinois.
High Steppa says
Huma must be either stupid or naive to think that going to a guy’s place for coffee after a night out just means coffee. He made a clumsy pass at her. She said No. He stopped. End of story.
Good grief and she thinks that is sexual assault?? Get over yourself, honey.
Yes, if you are having a non-flirtatious, regular conversation with someone and they sit down, shove their tongue down your throat and push you back onto a couch, indeed that is sexual assault. It’s too bad that women and society in general are conditioned (brainwashed)? to think this is just normal behaviour by a man. She was clearly being treated as a sex object, as the Senator (probably married) didn’t even think he had to have a conversation about becoming physical before he decided to do…
It”s hard to gauge, whether it was mixed signals and/or awful technique (it happens I think SATC did a take on it) or the guy was deliberately aggressive and gross. What’s weird is she hooked up with Weiner and by way of Hillary had to be in the presence of Bill who has been accused of numerous assaults over decades. Not to mention the inappropriate age/power imbalance of messing with his intern. But her relationship with Weiner alone signals somethings screwy with her and men.
Unwanted touch on one’s body that wasn’t mutually consented to whether it’s a kiss or more, no one knows all the circumstances that were left out. When I was 19, I attended my best friend’s grandfather’s funeral. At the house for the luncheon her step father stepped out and kissed me full on the mouth with her mom only feet away. I shoved him backwards. It took me years to tell anyone. I felt dirty. Like it was my fault. It was his. Those who blamed her YOU SUCK!
While the man who did this to you is awful. This guy sounds like he thought she was interested and then backed off when he realized she wasn’t. Considering the pedo she married, she has no room to talk.
Funeral is not the same as an invitation to a “coffee” on late evening alone with some guy after a dinner with him. I wonder if she would expect a post stamps collection if told so by some guy. Nobody can be this naive.
No one is blaming her. He invited her to his suite for a drink, and she accepted. He made a move but when she rebuffed him, he stopped.
Senator Kennedy? Or Chuck Schumer? Obviously he was enough of a gentleman to apologize after kissing her, when she signaled “no.” And what he did was make a move on her and then stopped when it wasn’t appreciated. That is NOT the definition of a sexual assault.
Barack Obama / Democrat
All these people are despicable. If a man tries to kiss you, that’s not sexual assault, that’s an overture. Especially if he stops and apologizes for misreading the signals. And note to women everywhere: if you are nice to a man or smile, that’s a signal to them!
I’m deeply stunned by everything you wrote in your response and especially your last line.
I’m not stunned. Your comment was spot on.
SueSue, my last line is how MEN think! I don’t get it at all. I completely disagree – I don’t think being polite, kind, nice or smiling SHOULD be a sign/signal that a woman likes a man, but apparently, that’s how men interpret it. Which I find immensely disturbing.
If this senator had pressed his case, didn’t stop when she said “Whoa! Hold up there!” then that would be assault. But making an overture because you believe it’s welcome was a mistake on his part, and he stopped.
SueSue, that last line is not what I think, but what I have heard from guys! They think if a woman is nice to them, or smiles or is friendly, that means the woman is interested! Freaky as heck. I don’t understand it, but women should know that this is what’s going on in the minds of (some? most?) guys.
Great answer!! Definitely a Democrat because if he were Republican she would have spilled the beans long before now to sell her book
Best comments on a blind ever! Took all the words right out of my mouth. I’m confused as to why she wrote a book. She just doesn’t strike me as being interesting enough to warrant one.
It would definitely count as assault – in the Middle East or Asia.
Even if she did believe that the guy was just getting her a coffee, he stopped when she asked and she walked away. Physically unhurt, but terribly embarrassed no doubt. Calling this sexual assault is blowing it out of proportion and makes me doubt her credibility.
Except in law, it is a sexual assault in the United States. You can’t touch someone sexually based on “signals”, you can do so once you have their consent. You can’t assume a woman’s into French kissing you because she hangs out at your house or drinks coffee with you.
Yes. Your explanation is excellent. No assault occurred. Everyone gets off on being a victim nowadays.
She still isn’t divorced from her husband? How brave of her (eye roll)!
She is a very dumb 30 year old to go to his apartment to begin with. Actions have consequences…and she is lucky he only TRIED to kiss her. Why wouldn’t he?? He took it that she was interested!!
By these standards, every guy I know, including me, is a one-time sexual assault criminal.
Yeesh. It’s kinda worrying all your guy friends… and you .. don’t think it’s important to ask for consent, knowing it’s a crime not to.
HA! Think about it…how many times has a person asked to kiss you before they did…it just usually happens…and you either kiss them back or not… this guy is clumsy for sure…for the lady above who thinks this was assault…demeans all the women who have been assaulted and worse…a rebuffed kiss is NOT assault. And to think this story is coming from a woman who is still legally married to a predator.
She was not sexually assaulted. His misread the signals and apologized to her. Case closed.
BTW, she shouldn’t have gone up to his apartment. Any woman who’s been on a few dates knows that unfortunately that’s a signal to the man she is game for whatever happens in the apartment. I’m not saying it’s right but when a guy invites you upstairs to his place and you KNOW you don’t want to sleep with him, don’t go.
I’m going to go with John Edwards, but is this really sexual assault? Sounds like he thought she was into him and leading him on and he tried to kiss her and she pushed him off and he quit. I’m not blaming her for what happened or excusing his behavior. Just asking if we could use a term that matches her very own description of the event.
Exactly my reaction. he came onto her & then backed off & never pushed/forced/coerced. Men & women can indeed ‘misread’ & backpedal. He didn’t assault her. Once she said no he was contrite, did not try a thing after she said no etc. What a ruse. In the dreaded words of Donald Trump – FAKE NEWS!
A man tried to kiss her! Since when is that sexual assault? She pushed him away….he apologized…and she left. He invited her up for a “coffee”. Most men…and women…knows what that means…of course he thought the night might turn romantic! He tried to kiss her….was he smooth about it? NO! But that doesn’t count as assault…and it demeans women who have gone through real trauma! No means no…he respected that … stopped… and even apologized! She went home. End of story.
He didn’t “try and kiss her”. He shoved his tongue down her throat without checking to see if she was into him.
Consent is important no matter what base you’re on. Shame on you. He forced himself on her and he gets a pass because he said sorry? And then you blame her because she went inside for coffee? The misogyny is deeply engrained in you.
He was a work colleague. This wasn’t a date. She should have been able to trust him.
EXACTLY!! Just trying to use it to get a stir!
lets try to make it clear for you: imaging someone doing this to your mom or daughter or sister. Or someone of your own gender (and im assuming you are straight) doing it to you. if any of that doesnt feel appropriate, its dawning on you
Thank you for this comment. She diminishes the impact of serious sexual assault matters.
Beccascope and MostlyLurker are right! 1) Everyone responding like Huma was on a date with this Senator needs to re-read the story. They had been participating in a work-social dinner, she had every expectation that going in for coffee would merely involve a continuance of whatever political conversation they were having.
Mostlylurker- Luckily my Mom and my sisters are smart enough to know you don’t go up to a man’s apartment alone. A 30 year old woman in DC SHOULD be smart enough to know that by now…especially one close to the Clintons…
Let me understand.
A single woman goes to a man’s office at night, alone, and is shocked when he misreads the signs? What did she expect would happen?
Doesn’t really matter who this is. It’s not a sexual assault when someone is told “no” to sex and quickly apologizes and never asks again. She went to his place…he wanted sex, she said no and no further attempt of “attack” occurred. She’s just using it to sell books. Shameful. Actually.
That’s not a “sexual assault” and certainly not “shocking”. That’s a misunderstanding. I don’t know who the Senator is, but he was dealt a marked card here.
Huma Abedin apparently recollected that she had dinner with this man, then went to his apartment by herself. He made a move and kissed her, she rebuffed, and he apologized. Whoever this senator is, what happened was not assault. Huma Abedin must have poor judgement about people. She married a man who went to jail for disgusting sexual crimes and works for someone with questionable ethics, whose husband is probably a sexual predator. This new “assault” allegation makes Huma seem delusional.
If it was his apartment, I think that would have obviously been a come-on, but it was his office. As far as I know, Hill staffers work late a lot.
Not sure how she’s in a position to talk about a Senator coming on to her as an adult when her husband is coming on to underage girls.
um, she is not her ex-husband? she’s no more guilty of his behavior than melania is guilty of her husbands.
@mostlylurker When someone stays married to a partner they know is doing despicable things, however, I certainly condemn them for it too.
High Steppa says
Thank you SueSue. You nailed it. Saying she was sexually assaulted by a man who made a clumsy pass at her while staying married to Carlos Danger?? *insert eyeroll*
People like this are doing other women a disservice. There’s a difference between assault, and a guy making a clumsy pass after you’ve gone back to his place. Going up for coffee is a pretty well known euphemism for some kind of liaison, not necessarily sex but at least some snogging.
We were taught this as young women. We have to take some responsibility for sending mixed signals when we agree to go to a man’s home. For anything. It’s a slippery slope. You want coffee? Go to a coffee shop.
So he invited her to his apartment, made his move and she rejected him. He stopped and she left. Unfortunate they weren’t in the same page, but don’t see the issue here. She said no, and he stopped. Much ado about nothing.
I highly doubt she was assaulted. Have you looked at her. Have you seen her husband. If she was assaulted it was by a woman senator. 🤣
it might have been a woman and its the same problem if it was.
Exactly. Specifically, a woman Senator from New York! This frisky male Senator must not be too hip to the chatter about what “good friends” Huma & Hillary really are.
He kissed her and she pushed him away. It was a terrible and awkward experience but I wouldn’t call it assault.
Here’s the problem, the fact that the political party is even relevant to any of this
If you are villifying one person of the opposite party you support but silent on the actions of your own party, YOU ARE THE WORST PERSON PERIOD
assault is assault is assault, there are no lesser degrees of assault because you’re party X and not party Y
Ted Kennedy? Joe Biden? Well, not Lindsey Graham, lol.
Why does every female recall some form of sexual something when they publish a “memoir”? She likely was giving him signals and Clinton likely was orchestrating it behind the scenes. The outcome wasn’t what was expected. I know Clinton matched her with Weiner.
In answer to your question…
Maybe it’s because they are being sensationalistic. I think this is what you are implying.
Or maybe it’s because Most. Women. Have. Been. Sexually. Assaulted. At. Some. Point. In. Their. Life.
Probably because all women have fought off men before.
As others have said, because most of us have been sexually assaulted in our lifetimes. I stayed with a friend when I was in high school when she was in dorms at her first year in college. Of the eight girls on her floor, four had been raped.
I’m going to take a guess and say David Vitter (R), a senator for Louisiana at that time. He was one of the younger members, would have been about 44. I don’t think it was one of the older senators, if he thought she wanted his advances. His phone number came up a couple of years later in the records of the “D.C. Madam.” At least that’s something to go on.
Someone made a move and was shot down and nothing happened. Ridiculous to even act like this is a big deal
Don’t know which Democrat that would be. HAHA.
Huma must not know that ‘come up for coffee’ means something else.
What horsesh!t. Some guy puts the move on her then backs off and apologizes when he sees he misread her. Why tf did she go upstairs with him?
When a man invites you in for coffee, his intent is to begin with coffee. Stop accepting invitations that compromise you.
Chuck Schumer, Democrat.
Hilary Clinton will always be the worse person, if for nothing else then not dumping her husband after all of his cheating.
I’m sorry but I don’t believe a word this woman says EVER. Her entire life is a lie start to finish. She sits at the right hand of the biggest liar of all time: Hilary Clinton.
Also, call me crazy but going up to a guys apparent at night for “coffee” could lead him to believe you are interested. Not a reason to kiss you in a unwanted manner, but don’t put yourself in a bad situation! Women, BE WISE!
Not Lindsey Graham.
She’s not the only one who was reminded (while watching the Kavanaugh hearing) of men putting the moves on her. Women aren’t *signaling* they want these jerks. That’s just their lame excuse. No idea which senator this was. Too many of them think they’re kings once they get to Congress.
You are gonna need more than that to sell books. This seems to me more of a miss-signaling or misunderstanding. He apologized and each went their own way. So it was not your disgusting husband or working for the Clintons that triggered it but ford and kavanaugh. This is laughable if it wasn’t the crux of the Me2 whine fest.
lulus mom says
Sounds like a guy who misread the situation and apologized. Am I missing something?
If you are having a non-flirtatious, regular conversation with someone and they sit down, shove their tongue down your throat and push you back onto a couch, indeed that is sexual assault. It’s too bad that women and society in general are conditioned (brainwashed)? to think this is just normal behaviour by a man. She was clearly being treated as a sex object, as the Senator (probably married) didn’t even think he had to have a conversation about becoming physical before he decided to do it
Everyday Angel says
Russ Feingold / Democrat from Wisconsin. Divorced in 2005.
Nobody is a bigger dog in heat than Bill Clinton….
I thought the Senator was likely Hillary, but she wasn’t there. Maybe John Corzine?
He invited her to his place, made a move, she rejected him and left. I honestly don’t see that as a sexual assault.
The worst people mentioned in the story would be the Clinton’s.