Wikileaks: Chelsea Clinton Accused Dad’s Close Adviser Of Tainting Him In Financial Scandal


Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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The latest Wikileaks dump included Chelsea Clinton responding to a 2011 news report, attached in an email, that her father collected $50,000 a month from MF Global by telling John Podesta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others that a close adviser of her father’s, Doug Band, took advantage of Bill Clinton through Band’s consultant firm Teneo.

MF Global, which was headed up by former Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, was a client of Teneo’s, The New York Times reported in December 20l1. While Teneo brought in $125,000 monthly MF Global had lost its investors’ millions of dollars.

The younger Clinton wrote in her e-mail to the group of family political allies that a Teneo employee allegedly, “’called Members of the House and Members of Parliament’, ‘on behalf of President Clinton,’ for Teneo clients … without my father’s knowledge and inelegantly and ineffectually at best and at worse has now precipitating people in London making comparisons between my father and Tony Blair’s profit motivations.”

She added, “Which would horrify my father.”

The former first daughter went on to say, “I’m speaking at an innovations in governance conference today here in Oxford and flying back later this afternoon. I will raise all of this and more with my father this evening.”

“Wanted to update you all in the meanwhile about my augmented concerns post London and the below,” and asked that the attached article about MF Global be added to her father’s clips so he can read it.

Band’s relationship with the Clinton’s daughter appeared strained in another e-mail revealed in the Wikileaks Podesta dump. One particular communication Band had with Podesta shows Band calling Chelsea 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 her life.”

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