Something Borrowed, Something Classified? Leaked Emails Raise Allegations Over Role Of Chelsea Clinton

WikileaksWe previously discussed the emails of Doug Band, founder of global strategies company Teneo and Bill Clinton’s personal assistant since the 1990s. Band was previously shown discussing what he called “For-Profit Activity of President Clinton (i.e., Bill Clinton, Inc.).” in securing personal wealth and gifts from donors. Now, Band is back in newly released Wikileaks emails from 2012 that suggest that Chelsea Clinton used Clinton Foundation resources “for her wedding and life for a decade.” Various sites have exploded with the news.   Another report stated that Hillary Clinton sent Chelsea classified emails. To make matter worse, a new report states that Clinton also forwarded classified emails to her maid to print out.  What I find fascinating in all of this controversy is the role of this person, Band, who appears at times cautionary and at times self-serving in his warnings to Podesta.  This allegation however is quite specific and, as discussed below, hard to believe without additional support to show foundation assets used for the Clinton wedding. I have to give the presumption to Chelsea Clinton absent some real proof of intermingling of funds and resources.

The latest emails is from Band to the future Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chair John Podesta and two other Clinton aides to alert them that “one of the [President] bush 43 kids” and others about “an internal investigation of money within the foundation.” Band further warned that such conversations were “not smart.” He reminds the recipients of an “investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents.”

Band must not be particularly popular with the Clinton people right now. His emails are being discussed at the very time that the FBI is reportedly investigating the Clinton Foundation.

Band’s Teneo company is at the center of allegations of private detailing. was created and how it had helped to enrich Clinton and the Foundation. Band wrote that Clinton had “sought to leverage my activities, including my partner role at Teneo, to support and to raise funds for the Foundation.”

In the draft of a memo, Band also wrote billionaire hedge fund manager Marc Lasry (who Chelsea worked for) as a “good example of the complex relationships a friend/supporter can have within the foundation.”

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP conducted the audit and, according to the emails, found that the Conflict-of-Interest Policy that had not been implemented and conflicts were not revealed (as well as undisclosed “gifts”).

The suggestion that Chelsea used Foundation funds for her wedding is the most alarming. Frankly, it is hard for me to believe without something more direct than Band’s stated view. It would be a gross and moronic violation of laws governing non-for-profits. Whatever one might thing about the Clintons, they are not stupid. This would be incredibly stupid and illegal. Moreover, the Clinton made over 150 million dollars after Bill Clinton left office so the need for a foundation handout would be demonstrably unnecessary.

If the reports on the investigation of the Foundation are true, Band is likely to be a very very busy man.

30 thoughts on “Something Borrowed, Something Classified? Leaked Emails Raise Allegations Over Role Of Chelsea Clinton”

  1. JT you mention the words “stupid” and “moronic” I suggest they are the appropriate labels for the American public for not being outraged enough to demand Hillys indictment.

    As for those who feel they are leaving the blog because none of this can be true I say Good bye, Farewell, Bye, Later, So long, Smell you later, I have several Italian words for you as well.

  2. I agree with Ben Hyatt and Joe Andrews. This post is embarrassing and should be deleted. The content is about what one would expect to see in Breitbart or Drudge and the writing is even worse. I find it difficult to believe that sentences like these were written by an actual law professor:

    The latest emails is from Band to the future Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chair John Podesta and two other Clinton aides to alert them that “one of the [President] bush 43 kids” and others about “an internal investigation of money within the foundation.”

  3. This woman and her family have much more in common with Carlo Gambino than George Washington and yet people will probably elect her to the presidency. I guess more voters are on that river in Egypt and not facing reality. How sad that Americans can live with pathological liars as their leaders…………..can we get any lower?

  4. “Another report stated that Hillary Clinton sent Chelsea classified emails. To make matter worse, a new report states that Clinton also forwarded classified emails to her maid to print out.”

    Jesus H Roosevelt Christ. Petreus handed classified information over to his girlfriend, who had clearance, and his career was smashed upon the rocks, fined a huge sum, and only avoided jail time out of a nod for old times’ sake for risking life and limb for our country.

    Geez. We really are becoming Venezuela. If Hillary wins, she might as well don a beret and gold aviator glasses, chewing on a cigar.

    “Would the Clintons suck their daughter into illegal activities?” Past predicts future. If they emailed classified information improperly amongst their aides, staff, and the maid, why wouldn’t they include their daughter, part of their innermost circle?

    How awkward that Teneo is being investigated. Huma worked for Teneo, the Clinton Foundation, and State simultaneously. Bill worked for Teneo and the Clinton Foundation. Bill’s speaking fees doubled once Hillary became SOS. Was he suddenly worth double as an ex president, just one more year after he’d left compared to the previous year? It will all come to nothing, however, as the DOJ has pushed back against the investigation. It is, after all, part of the Presidency and no longer an impartial agency.

  5. If Band’s behavior is “self-serving” and “it is hard for me to believe”, then why even post this uncorroborated, sensationalistic tripe?

  6. Would the Clintons suck their daughter into illegal activities? Do you think we will get some answers from our DOJ? Unseemly & disturbing at best.

  7. Come up with real proof the day after the election. Until then, keep on defaming.

  8. Maybe we will have finally hit bottom. If the Clinton’s avoid any penalties for their foundation activities and Hillary especially is not prosecuted for email incompetence, then the Democrats will have just handed every politician a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. If none of this is worth of prosecuting then what is? The FBI and DOJ are effectively rewriting laws to avoid charging the Clintons.

    1. If incompetence were a prosecutable offense, most any politician would be charged…..

      1. Incompetence does not institute a personal, unauthorized server. Incompetence does not use Tor. Incompetance does not change email retention dates. Incompetence does not use BleachBit.

    2. Yeah, the same get out of free jail card Bush and Cheney got. I’m not saying that the Clintons shouldn’t be investigated but people have to acknowledge how much Republicans have gotten away with too. This country will never heal itself if there isn’t an honest accounting and acknowledgement of the wrongs (crimes) committed by both sides.

  9. News flash! The Clinton’s grand-daughter is rumored to be under investigation! Secret material was reported to have been deposited in her diaper! WikiLeaks at eleven!

    Sheeshhh….. The Clintons can’t f@rt crossways without there being a huge outcry for an investigation, or for arbitrary imprisonment, or worse. I suppose the Republicans would like to assign a special monitor to observe every word, every action, every thought that any Clinton undertakes, looking for malfeasance and corruption. How would the Bushes or the Romneys or the Trumps fare under such a microscope?

    1. They probably have things to answer for, too. Go for it. Apparently equality before the law and the rule of law mean nothing, that is, unless they can be used to further an agenda.

  10. Maybe that is why the mainstream media isn’t reporting this stuff, fearing they will be mistaken for Breitbart or Drudge.

    If the truth and facts bother you so much, tune in to NBC!

  11. So is Chelsea Clinton is a good role model for young adults aged (18 – 30).

    It’s about money & power. Imagine getting a no show administrative job with no resume showing skill sets, that pays $900,000/year. Pocket $15 million before the age of 30 & have a wedding costing $3 million. And own an apartment costing $10.5 million.

    Even the mafia families didn’t splurge like this. Rather keeping a low profile, not wanting to attract attention…..from the IRS.

    Another rumor to chew on. Bill Clinton is infertile. It appears Chelsea Clinton’s real father is Webster Hubbell, the former Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. Hubbell was a law partner at Rose Law Firm with Hillary, and became one of the most important Clinton-insiders.

  12. I think Chelsea will make a run for politics when she is the right age. It all depends on this election.

  13. Let’s hope that Chelsea doesn’t go into politics. Wait, there is no need to, she already has the takings of all the graft made available by her parents.

    I wonder if estate tax applies to proceeds from corruption?

  14. FBI said nothing in the emails from the perverts computer but did not rule out any other sources. The Chelsea emails implicate Comrade Clinton all over again.

    That does not include the IRS Investigation.

    Popular election is an indicator but not a done deal. There’s still time for Las Esposas to be applied to the wrists of more than one. Something the Electors should keep in mind. Pardon? Not until there is a charge filed and that isn’t the FBI’s Job. Back to the questionable Justice Department and Low Rate-ah.

    This soap opera isn’t over until it’s over and there’s a few involved who haven’t sung yet.

    Question is why would Clinton send Chelsea any Department Documents much less those classified?

    Questionable but in line with the arrogant attitude.

    Did she, Chelsea use some of the material in a Master’s or Doctorates Thesis?

  15. Professor Turley, I’d love to read your take on this one from Robby Mook to John Podesta writing about Clinton Campaign Treasurer Jose Villarreal

    “As Secretary, Clinton took advantage of her financial networks and
    corporate connections to raise over $72 million from 66 corporations for
    the United States Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Shanghai in 2010. She
    also appointed a longtime friend of the family, Jose Villarreal, to be the
    Commissioner General of the U.S.’s Expo in Shanghai. When soliciting
    contributions, Clinton had little consideration for ethics, as the
    corporations who were featured in Shanghai also contributed to her
    foundation and received accolades from the State Department. For example,
    some of the biggest contributors to Shanghai, including Proctor & Gamble,
    Boeing, and General Electric, all received favorable treatment from the
    State Department. The corporate contributions were a boon for
    Clinton,giving her a public relations win as she helped save the
    privately-funded U.S. pavilion. But in doing so, Clinton
    allowed the corporations to become the centerpiece of an exhibit that is
    supposed to emphasize American values. As the Washington Post noted, the
    American pavilion was “larded with corporate advertising” but contained “no
    messages about democracy or freedom of expression or religious beliefs.” In
    her haste to help herself and her corporate allies, Clinton forgot the
    purpose of American participation in events like the expo.”

    It’s in an attachment that is absolutely devastating.

    It’s being reported here: and at Fox.

  16. Professor Turley, it is hard for me to believe that you are spreading this “suggestion”. Is this really you?

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