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Chelsea Clinton Launched ‘Internal Investigation’ Of Clinton Foundation Finances

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Chelsea Clinton launched an internal investigation into the finances of the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, and couldn’t stop herself from blabbing about it to one of George W. Bush’s children, a newly-leaked email says.

Ironically, the revelation comes from a 2012 email sent by Bill Clinton ally and businessman Doug Band to eventual Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, along with longtime Clinton allies Cheryl Mills and Terry McAuliffe. In the email, Band complains that Chelsea blabbed about the investigation to one of George W. Bush’s daughters, who then passed it on to Republican operatives. (RELATED: Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Grants Went To Charity)

“I just received a call from a close friend of wjcs [Bill Clinton] who said that cvc [Chelsea Clinton] told one of the bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi [Clinton Global Initiative] to the foundation,” Band says in the email. “The bush kid then told someone else who then told an operative within the republican party.”

Chelsea was reportedly alarmed by what she found inside her parent’s sprawling foundation.  In 2013 she recruited Eric Braverman, a former colleague at McKinsey & Co., to serve as the foundation’s new CEO.

But after signing a $395,000 contract, Braverman abruptly resigned from the Foundation after working there less than a year.

Band, Podesta and outgoing CEO Bruce Lindsay were upset that Clinton’s  daughter was bent on reforming and possibly ousting them from the foundation.

Chelsea’s indiscretion wasn’t a one-off, Band indicated in his email. (RELATED: Bill, Chelsea Drove Staffer Into Suicidal State)

“I have heard more and more chatter of cvc and bari talking about lots of what is going on internally to people. Not smart,” he complained.

The thousands of emails leaked in the past week by Wikileaks include numerous instances of Band complaining about Chelsea’s conduct. In one email, he labels her a “spoiled brat kid” and in another he complains that she keeps using her influence with Bill to meddle in Foundation affairs.

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