Clinton adviser Huma Abedin seeking $2M for tell-all book: report

Clinton adviser Huma Abedin seeking $2M for tell-all book: report
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Huma Abedin, a former top adviser to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE and the estranged wife of former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.), has reportedly been meeting with literary agents about writing a book, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Thursday report says Abedin's book, which would likely touch on her husband's sexting scandal and her role in Clinton's unsuccessful presidential bid, "is envisioned as a reflection on how her personal and professional lives collided during the campaign."

The 40-year-old Abedin is said to be seeking as much as $2 million for the book, which Clinton has reportedly approved.

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Despite being a ubiquitous figure on the campaign trail, Abedin almost never gives interviews. Throughout all of 2016, she gave just one interview — to Vogue magazine early in the year. 

"She's more interesting than her husband. We know who he is. She's the ongoing mystery," presidential historian Julian Zelizer told The Hollywood Reporter. "But she'll have to put herself out there. That's what the publisher will be looking for."

Abedin announced in August that she was separating from Weiner after his third sexting scandal came to light. 

Just days before the 2016 election, FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau had found messages on Weiner's laptop, which also contained some of Abedin's emails, that could be relevant to its investigation of the private server Clinton used when she was secretary of State. 

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