Can anyone say Huma Abedin?
Via the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is joining top officials from dozens of countries to hear Libya's rebels spell out what they need in financial aid and other assistance to stabilize the Arab country.As Libya and other Arab countries fall victim to the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Arab Spring, we will see our leaders completely unmasked. This administration has demonstrated an across-the-board allegiance to the Brotherhood and we need to figure out why.
Clinton, who left Washington on Wednesday night to attend the conference scheduled for Thursday in Paris, hopes to announce that $1.5 billion in Gadhafi regime assets frozen in the United States have been distributed on behalf of the rebels, U.S. officials said.
That money, about half of the liquid portion of the more than $30 billion in frozen Libyan assets, was freed up last week when the U.N. Security Council eased sanctions against Libya. European nations are now seeking similar U.N. authorization to release billions more in frozen assets that they hold.
"We have supported the unfreezing of this small, limited amount of money - not so small, $1.5 billion - to begin to meet their immediate humanitarian and governance needs," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday.
Although some U.S. lawmakers have asked Clinton to link the release of the assets to the case of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, Nuland said the administration will continue to press Libyan rebels to review the case but will not hold up the transfer of funds because of it.
h/t Weasel Zippers