Huma Abedin came down the stairs in Chappaqua, rubbing her puffy eyes and looking a bit disheveled.
'Did you get your power nap?' Hillary asked.
She placed both hands on Huma's neck and began massaging her shoulders.
'Huma smiled, but looked embarrassed,' recalled one of Hillary's oldest friends, who had been invited along with a group of women to spend the afternoon with Hillary, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chappaqua get together was private. 'Huma's tough, but there are times when she can look like a shy little girl, especially when Hillary displays an interest in her in front of other people.'
Huma went off to a corner of the room to check on Hillary's emails, and one of the women handed Hillary a glass of Chardonnay. After a sip, Hillary recounted a conversation she had had with her lawyer, David Kendall, about the enemies who were closing in on her from all sides.