Newly released Huma Abedin emails confirms that she was asked to plan Hillary’s funeral in 2010. Capricia Marshall, the chief of protocol for the Clinton-run State Department sent Huma Abedin an email, asking her to plan out Hillary’s funeral. She stated that it was better to make the plans while the principals are still alive.
“Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us,” she wrote to top Clinton aide Abedin.
“As well, Huma, I would make the same suggestion to you — for her it will be a little different … And once affirmed it will be very hard for someone to deny the type of ceremony she wanted — as well I understand that the President can request certain arrangements for her that she/her rep cannot (ie if you want the motorcade to go through DC — stop somewhere),” Marshall wrote in one email.
She told the aides she needed to contact the military to prepare for the funerals — “as Protocol has a lot to do with planning, notification etc.”
Another message from March 2010 shows the level of tension that existed among some Clinton advisers when Band asked Abedin to follow through with a request by Chelsea Clinton to set up a White House tour for a Haitian-American sailor from the USS Comfort.
“I don’t want to get cross wise with cdm [Cheryl Mills] on anything Haiti related,” Abedin replied.
Three minutes later she wrote again.
“Have you met Cheryl Mills,” Abedin asked in all caps about Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff when she was secretary of state. “You have no idea.”
Band replied, “Good point.”
“She will kill the tour if she find out i set it up …,” Abedin wrote back.
“Wow,” Band replied.
The original plan was to do Bill’s ceremony as he was having heart surgery. Doing Hillary’s was an afterthought and although some sites are claiming this proves she was very sick in 2010, it does no such thing. This is the way it’s always done. They want to make sure they have input of the funeralees.