Wikileaks latest release of John Podesta emails reveals that Clinton Foundation head Doug Band said that Chelsea Clinton used Clinton Foundation funds for "her wedding" and to fund her "life for a decade."
Bill Clinton's long-time top aide wrote the January 4, 2012, email to John Podesta and two other Clinton aides in response to news he received that Chelsea had told "one of the [President] bush 43 kids" about "an internal investigation of money within the foundation."
"Not smart," Band wrote before highlighting the fact that Chelsea herself had used Clinton Foundation funds to furnish her lavish lifestyle and pay for her wedding (or at least offset the cost of it), estimated to have cost at least $3 million.
"The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents," wrote Band of Chelsea.
"I hope that you will speak to her and end this[.] Once we go down this road," Band wrote. The email is linked to above and the text is transcribed in red below:
I learned from the best The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents....
I hope that you will speak to her and end this Once we go down this road....
----- Original Message ----- From: John Podesta [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 05:00 PM To: Doug Band Cc: [email protected] <[email protected]>; [email protected] <[email protected]> Subject: Re: You are perfecting your skills for understatement. On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Doug Band <[email protected]> wrote: >
I just received a call from a close friend of wjcs who said that cvc told one of the bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi to the foundation > The bush kid then told someone else who then told an operative within the republican party > > I have heard more and more chatter of cvc and bari talking about lots of what is going on internally to people > > Not smart
While Democrats are currently reveling in the fact that FBI Director James Comey cleared Hillary yet again in his latest probe into her mishandling of classified information, they shouldn't get too excited. The Clinton Foundation is still under investigation and some experts believe it holds the key to bringing the Clintons to justice. After all, ensuring the Clinton Foundation pay-to-play machinery kept purring is the very reason Hillary Clinton needed a private server in the first place.