Hillary’s Mystery Woman: Who Is Huma?

“I don’t really know much about her history,” said Mr. de la Renta, “because Huma is not such a talkative girl.”

Other political players with Clinton connections were just as effusive—and just as vague on the personal details.

“I’m so fond of Huma, if she were to run for office, I would volunteer for her campaign,” said public-relations man and Democratic super-fund-raiser Robert Zimmerman. Pressed for any biographical details about his prospective candidate, Mr. Zimmerman said, “I really don’t know much of her back story.”

The Huma Story

The back story, as it were, begins 32 years ago in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Ms. Abedin, who declined to participate in this article, lived until the age of 2. Her family then relocated to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she lived until returning to the States for college. She attended George Washington University. Her father, who died when she was 17, was an Islamic and Middle Eastern scholar of Indian decent. He founded his own institute devoted to Western-Eastern and interfaith understanding and reconciliation and published a journal focusing on Muslim minorities living in the diaspora. Her mother, a renowned professor in Saudi Arabia, is Pakistani.

Ms. Abedin recently bought an apartment in the vicinity of 12th and U streets in Washington, D.C. When she comes to New York, she stays with her sister, who has an apartment in Manhattan—not, as one popular rumor has it, in Chappaqua with the Clintons. She has no children and has never been married. She’s single.

Ms. Abedin began working for Mrs. Clinton as an intern for the then First Lady in 1996. She was hired as a staff assistant to the First Lady’s chief of staff, Maggie Williams. For several years, she was the backup to Mrs. Clinton’s permanent personal aide, Allison Stein, and she officially took over as Mrs. Clinton’s aide and advisor around the time of the 2000 Senate race.

Her Presidential c
ampaign title is “traveling chief of staff.”

‘Hoh My God!’

So she’s eminently qualified, and functions in the most visible position for the most visible candidate now running for President. Still, that’s only part of the explanation for why she has become an object of fascination.

“Have you seen Huma?” asked James Carville, the former advisor to President Clinton. “Her appearance is just like, ‘Hoh my God!’ She takes your breath away. She’s an unbelievably, stunningly gorgeous woman. Nobody in that position can be that good-looking; it just doesn’t happen.” He added that she is also “damn smart.”

Ms. Abedin is 5-foot-6 but invariably wears high heels—even to the multitude of parades she is obliged to walk in. She has full lips and long auburn hair, always worn down. And, despite a penchant for cheeseburgers and a schedule that doesn’t allow much time for Equinox, she is fashionably trim.

According to a friend, her favorite designers are Mr. de la Renta, Catherine Malandrino, Charles Nolan and Prada. “And she has a weakness for Marc Jacobs bags,” said the friend. “She is known for her bags.”

Robert Barnett, the Clintons’ longtime attorney, said that in 11 years of knowing her, he has never seen her wear the same outfit twice. He also said he holds Ms. Abedin’s intellect in the highest regard. “She has extremely good instincts and extremely good judgment,” he said. “She is also gorgeous and the most terrifically dressed young woman you will ever encounter.”

A Special Category

Assistant Secretary of State Dina Habib Powell, a 33-year-old who was born in Cairo, also speaks fluent Arabic and is also uncannily stylish—she says she has been told on many occasions that she is Ms. Abedin’s Republican doppelgänger—had some insights into what her colleague is really passionate about.

Comments

  1. Deanna Folke says:

    I enjoyed reading Weiner’s comments about his future wife…

  2. Isthismailnecessary says:

    Does your mommy know you are using the computer? You are always writing something infantile.  If ever there was a posterboy for birth control, you are it.

  3. BETH says:

    Muslim….Saudi Arabian…..in our government…..reeeel scarrry

  4. BETH says:

    Muslim….Saudi Arabian…..in our government…..reeeel scarrry

  5. BETH says:

    Muslim….Saudi Arabian…..in our government…..reeeel scarrry

    1. maxima R says:

      I wonder if she is supporting the occupation together with her Jew husband.  Oh, dear. Not got at all.

    2. maxima R says:

      I wonder if she is supporting the occupation together with her Jew husband.  Oh, dear. Not got at all.

  6. BETH says:

    Muslim….Saudi Arabian…..in our government…..reeeel scarrry

  7. dhruska says:

    The Clintons have made a fortune off the Arabs. Thats a fact. Interesting that they employ a Muslim. Oh by the way, if she was that smart she would have never come close to a weirdo like Weiner.

  8. Interesting policy advisor was raised in Suadi Arabia in Bin Laden Familia territory…pakistani ties dunno but would warrant some watchful eyes upon her inner circle and influences.

  9. E-male says:

    Wow,  I can’t believe this , I wonder what Monica is doing after all these years? 

  10. murmur55 says:

    Enabler of the violent misogynistic Jew. Sounds like the Clintons.

  11. no-disassemble...!!! says:

    Before Anthony Weiner’s wiener
    begat “WIENER-GATE” (but only after Bill Clinton blew cigar smoke up
    Monica’s……well……”MONICA-GATE”), I had never heard of
    Huma……now it is June, 2011 and this is the first article I have read about this Michigan, U.S.A.
    Muslim woman born to parents of Indian/Pakistani descent……How long do you
    suppose it will be before someone asks if her U.S. birth certificate
    is……real…???  How long
    will it take for rumors to start about whether the “poised,”
    “charming” and “beautiful” (quotes from the article) Huma
    was only hired by Hillary because Huma is everything Hillary aspires to be: a
    genuine, respected, poised, beautiful, charming, well-educated, well-dressed,
    body-of-a-model, super-multi-tasking Muslim woman……or……whether the beautiful
    Huma is only kept nearby to absorb the ugly out of Hillary……or……whether
    Huma is actually “spying” on the U.S. State Department for Islamic
    radicals, aided and abetted by a gullible Hillary……or……whether Hillary
    is so profoundly smart and amazingly insightful that she is actually spying on
    Islamic radicals by having Huma’s every move and contact monitored by the
    F.B.I., the N.S.A., the C.I.A, and the AFL-CIO…???  (Keep your friends close but your enemies
    closer…???)  Is this how drones
    know where to strike with Hellfire Missiles from hell…???  Is this how
    conspiracy theories begin…???  Will demonic mob leftist progressive liberal radical extremist rumor-mongers label this hate-speech…???  Is Anthony’s wiener larger than it appears in the mirror…???

  12. no-disassemble...!!! says:

    Before Anthony Weiner’s wiener begat “WIENER-GATE” (but only
    after Bill Clinton blew cigar smoke up Monica’s……well……”MONICA-GATE”),
    I had never heard of Huma……now it is June, 2011 and this is the first
    article I have read about this Michigan, U.S.A. Muslim woman born to parents of
    Indian/Pakistani descent……How long do you suppose it will be before someone
    asks if her U.S. birth certificate is……real…??? How long will it take for
    rumors to start about whether the “poised,” “charming” and
    “beautiful” (quotes from the article) Huma was only hired by Hillary
    because Huma is everything Hillary aspires to be: a genuine, respected, poised,
    beautiful, charming, well-educated, well-dressed, body-of-a-model,
    super-multi-tasking Muslim woman……or……whether the beautiful Huma
    is only kept nearby to absorb the ugly out of Hillary……or……whether
    Huma is actually “spying” for Islamic radicals on the U.S. State
    Department, aided and abetted by a gullible Hillary……or……whether
    Hillary is so profoundly smart and amazingly insightful that she is actually
    spying on Islamic radicals by having Huma’s every move and contact monitored by
    the F.B.I., the N.S.A., the C.I.A, and the AFL-CIO…??? (Keep your friends
    close but your enemies closer…???) Is this how drones know where to strike
    with Hellfire Missiles from hell…??? Is this how conspiracy theories
    begin…??? Will demonic mob leftist progressive liberal radical extremist
    rumor-mongers label this hate-speech…??? Is Anthony Weiner larger than he
    appears in mirror…??? (Don’t answer that…!!!)

     

    Just
    tell me that he was thinking only of Huma at the time pics were taken and that
    he sent them by mistake to all the other girls because he thought only Huma’s
    name was in the “to” box…!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Before Anthony Weiner’s wiener begat “WIENER-GATE” (but only
    after Bill Clinton blew cigar smoke up Monica’s……well……”MONICA-GATE”),
    I had never heard of Huma……now it is June, 2011 and this is the first
    article I have read about this Michigan, U.S.A. Muslim woman born to parents of
    Indian/Pakistani descent……How long do you suppose it will be before someone
    asks if her U.S. birth certificate is……real…??? How long will it take for
    rumors to start about whether the “poised,” “charming” and
    “beautiful” (quotes from the article) Huma was only hired by Hillary
    because Huma is everything Hillary aspires to be: a genuine, respected, poised,
    beautiful, charming, well-educated, well-dressed, body-of-a-model,
    super-multi-tasking Muslim woman (be careful—these are rhetorical trick-questions designed to test your skill)……or……whether the beautiful Huma
    is only kept nearby to absorb the ugly out of Hillary……or……whether
    Huma is actually “spying” for Islamic radicals on the U.S. State
    Department, aided and abetted by a gullible Hillary……or……whether
    Hillary is so profoundly smart and amazingly insightful that she is actually
    spying on Islamic radicals by having Huma’s every move and contact monitored by
    the F.B.I., the N.S.A., the C.I.A, and the AFL-CIO…??? (Keep your friends
    close but your enemies closer…???) Is this how drones know where to strike
    with Hellfire Missiles from hell…??? Is this how conspiracy theories
    begin…??? Will demonic mob leftist progressive liberal radical extremist
    rumor-mongers label this hate-speech…??? Is Anthony Weiner larger than he
    appears in mirror…??? (Don’t answer that…!!!)

     

    Just
    tell me that he was thinking only of Huma at the time pics were taken and that
    he sent them by mistake to all the other girls because he thought only Huma’s
    name was in the “to” box…!!!

  14. Ri says:

    Damn, she’s so capable and together, and beautiful on top of it. Why did she blow it all on Screech from Saved By the Bell?

    1. Masaru says:

      It’s all about the Money and the Power…

  15. Private says:

    For an article that is titled “Who is Huma?” someone sure lost focus because we learn practically nothing about her besides her clothes-sense.  This woman, who presumably has access to our most critical national secrets, is such a mystery that her Wikipedia bio can’t even give a birthdate, just the year 1976.   If Wikipedia is correct, Ms Abedin came to this country from Saudi Arabia only two or three years before she became an intern at the White House.  She attended George Washington University.  Did she graduate?  What did she study?   How does a 20-year old with (presumably) no degree at that point, and brand new to the country, get a job at the White House?  So Huma has a mother who teaches in Saudi Arabia.  Teaches where and what?   Well, Mom’s actually a co-founder and dean at a tiny all-women’s university founded three years after Huma started working at the White House, and funded by a Saudi billionaire.   But Mom spends a lot of her time promoting “spritually” (read – Islamic)-based global governance.   Just the kind of thing Hillary has always been drawn to.    And Huma’s Mom and brother Hassan run the London-based Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, while Hassan is also the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.    In other words, at least two of Huma’s closest family members are essentially living off of the Wahabists. 

  16. bmichael says:

    ““I’d call Huma one in a million,” said Mrs. Clinton’s press secretary, Philippe Reines, “but that would mean there are 5,999 others in the world just like her, and there simply aren’t. She is truly one of a kind, one in a billion.”

    That would mean there are 5.7 other Mrs. Weiners out there.

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