Abedin seek­ing $2 mil­lion book deal

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Ken Shep­herd

Huma Abedin, the Hil­lary Clin­ton aide and wife of now-in­fa­mous se­rial sex­ter An­thony Weiner, is shop­ping for a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar book deal, ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter.

Ac­cord­ing to un­named sources, Ms. Abedin “has been meet­ing with top lit­er­ary agents dur­ing the past few weeks to dis­cuss a book that is en­vi­sioned as a re­flec­tion on how her per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives col­lided dur­ing the cam­paign,” re­ported THR, ad­ding that she’s ap­par­ently look­ing to get around $2 mil­lion.

But while the elite in Man­hat­tan may have over­whelm­ingly voted for Ms. Abedin’s boss, the 40-year-old po­lit­i­cal power player may have a tough go sell­ing a pub­lisher on the deal.

“No one would have ap­proached me with this book be­cause they know I’m not a Hil­lary fan. I’m an Obama fan,” THR quoted ICM Part­ners’ Es­ther New­berg as say­ing.

“This will be an in­ter­est­ing sale to see who wants to know what [Mr. Weiner] said to her each time he was caught. If she re­veals a lot, it turns your stom­ach. If she doesn’t, she puts the pub­lisher in a bad place,” Ms. New­berg said.

Mr. Weiner’s first sex­ting scan­dal came to light in 2011 thanks to an im­age he in­ad­ver­tently shared pub­licly on Twit­ter. Two years later, fresh rev­e­la­tions of on­go­ing sex­u­ally themed mes­sages with other women sunk his New York City may­oral bid. And at the height of the cam­paign last Septem­ber, the Daily Mail re­ported that the for­mer con­gress­man had sexted with a 15-year-old girl.

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