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Podesta: Calling Chelsea ‘Not Smart’ Is An ‘Understatement’

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Blake Neff Reporter

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta said it was a major understatement when an important Clinton Foundation figure described Chelsea Clinton as “not smart,” a newly-leaked email reveals.

The 2012 email is from the latest batch of leaked communications put out by the online hacktivist group Wikileaks. In the email, Podesta responds to Doug Band, a former Bill Clinton assistant who helped found the Clinton Global Initiative.

Band was irate because Chelsea had apparently launched an internal investigation of the Clinton Foundation’s finances, and then told one of former President George W. Bush’s twin daughters about it. The information had then made its way to a Republican operative. (RELATED: Chelsea Launched Internal Investigation Of Clinton Foundation)

“I have heard more and more chatter of [Chelsea] and bari talking about lots of what is going on internally to people,” Band complains in the exchange. “Not smart.”

Podesta’s response is brief but leaves his thoughts very clear.

“You are perfecting your skills for understatement,” he says.

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