Huma Abedin, a long time Hillary Clinton aide and the estranged wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, is reportedly making a foray into the literary world. Abedin has been meeting with literary agents about her new project, which could detail her side of the sexting scandal and her role in Clinton’s run, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.
The report quotes sources as saying that she 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.
Abedin, 40, may forgo a rep and sell directly to a publisher. She’s said to be seeking as much as $2 million for the book, which has received Clinton’s blessing, added the report.
Just days before the 2016 presidential elections, FBI director James Comey created controversial headlines when he announced that the investigative agency, while looking into Weiner’s illicit text messages sent to a 15-year-old, chanced upon emails related to Clinton’s private server, severely damaging Clinton’s campaign.
Abedin, who is of Indian and Pakistani descent, has mostly maintain her silence throughout the sexting controversy, only making an appearance in the 2016 documentary “Weiner,” which offered a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous mayoral bid of Weiner, amid a previous sexting scandal, that saw Weiner exchange salacious messages with multiple women under the pseudonym “Carlos Danger.”