Abedin sat down with NBC’s TODAY Show on Monday morning for a roughly 10-minute interview, telling co-host Savannah Guthrie, who asked her at the very end if she had any plans to run for office.
“I am copying Shonda Rhimes,” ella dijo, referencing the famed producer, screenwriter and author of the book, “Year of Yes.”
Ella continuó: “This is my year of saying yes. I’m not saying no to anything.”
When Guthrie asked Abedin whether that means she was planning to do so, ella añadió: “Eso fue, ‘I don’t know.’”
Abedin first got her start with Clinton in 1996, as an intern in the then-first lady’s office. She rose to be a top aide in Clinton’s various offices and served as vice chair for Clinton’s 2016 campaña presidencial.
Abedin’s name has also made headlines in connection with her embattled estranged husband, Weiner, who admitted in 2017 a “transferring obscene material to a minor,” the DOJ said at the time. He was later sentenced to 21 meses en prisión. The longtime pair have one child together and are still finalizing their divorce.
Weiner was seen as an up-and-comer among the Democratic Party before he became embroiled in scandal, including in one instance when he was revealed to have sent an inappropriate image of himself in a bed next to his sleeping child.
Just days before the 2016 Presidential Election, the FBI announced it would reopen an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private computer server during her time as U.S. Secretary of State after emails between Abedin and Clinton were discovered on Weiner’s computer. The FBI ultimately did not recommend criminal charges against Clinton.
Monday’s interview was one of Abedin’s several news appearances to discuss her memoir, “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,” which is out Tuesday.