Remember when hillary clinton said that her deleted emails contained “wedding plans” and “yoga routines”?
“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” she said, adding that all other emails were personal and pertained to matters such as “yoga routines,” “family vacations,” and “planning Chelsea’s wedding.”
She just might have been partly telling the truth. There appears to have been a long history of friction between clinton aides, confidants and Chelsea Clinton. Doug Band once called Chelsea a “spoiled brat.”
Bill Clinton’s longtime personal aide Doug Band savaged Chelsea Clinton as a “spoiled brat” who created unnecessary problems because she hadn’t found her “focus in life,” according to bombshell emails released Monday.
“I’m . . . starting to worry that if this story gets out, we are screwed,” Band wrote in an email to top Hillary Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and John Podesta in late 2011.
It’s not clear what story Band was referring to, but at the time, he and Chelsea were battling over whether he was using his Clinton connections to further his business interests.
Turning his fire on the former (and perhaps future) first daughter, Band complained about Chelsea meddling in his consulting firm, Teneo, where Bill Clinton served as a paid adviser.
“I realize it is difficult to confront and reason with her but this could go too far and then we all will have a real serious set of other problems,” Band whined in a Nov. 12, 2011, email.
As Chelsea sought a bigger role in the Clinton Foundation, Band complained:
‘She is acting like a spoiled brat kid who has nothing else to do but create issues to justify what she’s doing because she, as she has said, hasn’t found her way and has a lack of focus in life,’
Band said Chelsea’s interference in the Clinton Foundation was “not smart” and Podesta agreed, saying that was a “understatement.”
Chelsea Clinton’s father in law is Ed Mezvinsky, who spent five years in prison for fraud, swindling investors out of $10 million.
Chelsea is married to Ed’s son Marc Mezvinsky. Marc Mezvinsky opened his own hedge fund a few years back. It was bankrolled in part by Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs paid hillary clinton $675,000 for three speeches.
“I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t.”
And yet somehow the little girl who doesn’t care about money has amassed a net worth of $15 million.
Mezvinsky and Clinton were married in 2010. Their wedding was estimated to cost $2 million. That’s a lot of money, but it’s not a hardship for the Clinton’s, who are said to be worth as much as $200 million. It’s even less of a hardship when that money for the wedding comes not out of the Clinton pockets, but straight out of the Clinton Foundation. Doug Band wrote to John Podesta:
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….
It’s nice to have parents with a slush fund foundation. It’s also nice to have in-laws with a foundation. Mezvinsky used his familial relationship to attract investors for his hedge fund:
Band then explicitly accuses Mezvinsky of using the Clinton Foundation purely as a vehicle for his own business interests.
“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,” says Band. “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.”
Of the $91 million spent by the Clinton Foundation in 2014, only 5.7% went to charity. One wonders if the money that has gone to Chelsea over the last decade was part of the operational expenses or something else.
Is “Charity” Chelsea’s middle name?