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    Chelsea Clinton 'used Foundation resources to fund her 2010 wedding

    Something borrowed! Chelsea Clinton 'used Foundation resources to fund her 2010 wedding to Marc Mezvinsky', according to new Wikileaks emails


    • A new chain of Wikileaks emails alleges Chelsea Clinton used resources from the Clinton Foundation for her wedding to Marc Mezvinsky
    • An email from Doug Band, a former top aide to president Bill Clinton and a former Clinton Global Initiative board member, complains about Chelsea
    • Says she was conducting internal investigating of money within the Clinton Foundation and told George W Bush's daughters this information
    • Band says this is conflict of interest because Chelsea allegedly used resources for her wedding
    • It is estimated the cost of Chelsea Clinton's wedding was about $3 million, but it is unclear what Foundation resources might have been used
    • Other emails from Band show him slamming Mezvinsky and saying Chelsea Clinton 'goes to daddy' to get her way on plans


    12:57 EST, 6 November 2016 | Updated: 17:22 EST, 6 November 2016



    Hillary Clinton's (center, left) daughter Chelsea (center, right) allegedly used resources
    from the Clinton Foundation to go toward her wedding, new Wikileaks emails purport

    Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea allegedly used resources from the Clinton Foundation for her wedding, a new dump of Wikileaks emails appear to reveal.

    In several emails, Doug Band, a former top aide to president Bill Clinton and a former Clinton Global Initiative board member, complains about Chelsea Clinton (writing 'cvc' for Chelsea Victoria Clinton).

    In one email, dated January 1, 2012, Band emails John Podesta, Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and says Chelsea Clinton was conducting an internal investigation into CGI and the Clinton Foundation, which posed a conflict of interest.

    It is unclear why Chelsea Clinton was investigating her family's foundation and its dealings with money.



    An email from former Bill Clinton (right) top aide Doug Band claims Chelsea (left) was
    conducting an internal investigation of Foundation funds, which was a conflict of interest
    because she had allegedly used resources for her wedding

    But the emails appear to reveal that Chelsea Clinton told one of former president George W Bush's daughters about the investigation, which put the information into the hands of the GOP - what Band referred to as a 'conflict of interest'.

    It is not known which daughter Chelsea Clinton told this information to or why she disclosed that she was conducting the internal investigation.

    The email from Band reads: 'I just received a call from a close friend of (William Jefferson Clinton) who said that cvc told one of the (George W Bush) 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 Lurie, chief of staff to Chelsea Clinton at the Clinton Foundation) talking about lots of what is going on internally to people. Not smart,' he wrote.

    Podesta replied calling his comments an 'understatement'.

    Band replies: '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....,' Band wrote ominously.

    Chelsea Clinton's wedding is estimated to have cost about $3 million, but is unclear how much money or resources went from the Foundation to the wedding and what it went toward, if in fact, funds were used.

    The FBI is allegedly looking into the dealings of the Clinton Foundation, but it is unclear what - if anything - is being investigated.

    Hillary Clinton has also previously said emails she deleted from her private server were related to Chelsea's wedding, according to FOX News


    Chelsea Clinton's wedding (pictured) is estimated to have cost about $3 million, but it
    is unclear what kind of resources were used toward the wedding and how much money -
    if any - was used

    The Clinton Foundation is also going through the process of an internal audit and is trying to separate itself from Teneo, an advisory firm and investment banking platform company launched in part by Band in summer 2011.

    An 11-page email released by Wikileaks from Band said that Teneo was meant to enrich the Clinton Foundation and in one email writes he 'sought to leverage my activities, including my partner role at Teneo, to support and to raise funds for the Foundation'.

    Later in that 11-page email, Band writes about Marc Lasry, a billionaire hedge fund manager who Chelsea Clinton once worked for, as a good example of 'the complex relationships a friend/supporter can have within the foundation', according to FOX News.

    Lasry held fundraisers for the Clinton Foundation while Band was an adviser to Lasry's firm, Avenue Capital, and on its payroll.

    Lasry's firm also is the publisher for the National Enquirer.

    'He has been helpful on a number of fronts, including … responding favorably to our requests to use his plane for Foundation and the Clintons’ personal purposes, killing potential unfavorable stories in the Enquirer (of which he owns a controlling share of the debt)…' Band wrote in one email, according to FOX News.

    After this email went out, lawyers from Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, who were hired to conduct an internal audit of the Foundation, recommended a conflict-of-interest policy be implemented since the charity did not appear to have one.


    'I hope that you will speak to her and end this. Once we go down this road....,' Band
    wrote ominously to John Podesta in an attempt to reign Chelsea in


    A December 5 memo from the audit said: 'In addition, some interviewees reported conflicts of those raising funds or donors, some of whom may have an expectation of quid pro quo benefits in return for gifts.'

    Another part said that 'interviewees also mentioned instances in which gifts and payments received by staff had not been properly disclosed' and that there was no transparency into how 'comp lists' of people who were given complimentary $20,000 memberships for the Clinton Global Initiative were decided, according to Wikileaks.

    Lawyers reported problems in the Clinton Foundation's IRS Form 990, which is a document that makes the organization tax exempt, according to FOX News.

    But the form indicated there was a written conflict-of-interest policy - which differed from the initial audit report - that was not being enforced.

    The lawyers said another issue they noticed was a 'very small' foundation board, whose members were all insiders. It also said each year members never changed.


    In an email dated November 27, 2011, Band gets angry with Chelsea Clinton for going
    to her 'daddy' to re-schedule a meeting around the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur
    (pictured with husband Marc Mevzinsky)


    Other alleged emails from the months before and after the email alleging the Chelsea Clinton used Foundation resources for her wedding show clear frustration from Band directed at the Clintons' daughter.

    In a Wikileaks email dated November 27, 2011, Band allegedly gets angry with Chelsea Clinton for going to her 'daddy' to re-schedule a meeting around the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

    An initial email sent from Robert S. Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Foundation, asked the recipients if they would be able to schedule meeting before Sundown on the first night of Yom Kippur, Wikileaks purports.

    Chelsea Clinton emails back in the chain writing: 'Thank you Bob. I'll talk to my Dad about the below later today. Hope everyone had wonderful Thanksgivings.'

    Later, a private email to Podesta shows Band tearing into Chelsea Clinton.

    'This is the 3rd time this week where she has gone to daddy to change a decision or interject herself in the process she says is so important to maintain.

    'Her father decided to keep cgi as it always was and bob is jewish/didnt like that decision and went to cvc and thus it will be changed,' Band wrote.

    At this point, Chelsea Clinton had been married to husband Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, for more than a year and would be observing the high holy day.

    Another email from Band appears to go after Mezvinsky as well.

    'Marc mez had an idea to put together a poker night for the foundation to raise money.

    'His raising money for his own fund hasn't been going well and he has cvc making some calls for him to get mtgs with some clinton people.

    'Marc has invited several potential investors and a few current business ones to the poker night. I assume all are contributing to the foundation, which of course isn't the point.

    'What is the point is that he is doing precisely what he accused me of doing as the entire plan of his has been to use this for his business which he is,' Band writes.

    The Clinton Foundation, formally referred to as the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, is a non-profit charity run by the Clinton family.

    It's goals include improving global health & wellness, increase opportunity for women & girls, reduce childhood obesity among other things. The organization has a 'A' rating from watchdog site Charity Watch.



    'This is the 3rd time this week where she has gone to daddy to change a decision or
    interject herself in the process she says is so important to maintain,' Band complains
    in the email










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    November 06, 2016, 10:02 pm

    Report alleges Chelsea Clinton’s husband used foundation to raise hedge fund money




    Chelsea Clinton’s husband may have used connections to the Clinton Foundation to raise money for his hedge fund, according to an allegation by a longtime Clinton aide released Sunday as part of hacked documents from WikiLeaks, Politico reports.

    Marc Mezvinsky allegedly used invitations to a Clinton Foundation poker event to to woo wealthy Clinton supporters he wanted to invest in his hedge fund. He also relied on the a billionaire foundation donor to raise money for the hedge fund, the Wikileaks emails allege. The memo and the email from 2011 and 2012 come from ex-Clinton aide Doug Band and were sent to current Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Politico said.

    Band did not respond to Politico’s request for comment, nor did Chelsea Clinton or the Clinton Foundation. A spokesman for the hedge fund in question also declined to comment.


    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...ation-to-raise
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