Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils Hillary's campaign over ethics
Oct 30 2016 by Larry Hoffman
None of the documents released, however, showed a clear indication that any of the paid speeches or access to Bill Clinton directly resulted in influence at Hillary Clinton's State Department. Perhaps, Qatar's $1 million birthday gift to Bill Clinton, plus $1 million to Hillary's campaign, combined with the $25 million donation to the Clinton Foundation from the Saudis, had everything to do with Hillary Clinton's silence and inaction.
The Simpson Thacher review found serious problems with the foundation's governance, including the complete lack of a required policy on conflicts of interest. The Foundation adopted numerous recommendations.
Podesta has said he is cooperating with the FBI in an investigation of the hack.
At one point, Band even referred to the former president's money-making enterprises as "Bill Clinton, Inc".
In the November 2011 memo, Band described "more than $50 million in for-profit activity we have personally helped to secure for President Clinton to date".
Doug Band, a long-time aide to Bill Clinton, wrote the 2011 memo as part of an internal audit at the Clinton Foundation.
"The more emails WikiLeaks releases, the more the lines between the Clinton Foundation, the Secretary of State's office, and the Clintons' personal finances are blurred", Trump said in a statement.
The hefty commitments from UBS, arising from that introduction at that Irish-American event, and others illustrate the "blurred" lines between Clinton family business and their charity - at a time when Hillary Clinton was USA secretary of state - that Republican president candidate Donald Trump has attacked her on this week. "Unorthodox? The rest of us call it outright corrupt".
On Thursday, Donald Trump attacked Clinton for the latest Wikileaks revelation. "In fact, the Clinton Foundation even hired a law firm to find out if their pay to play scheme would jeopardize their charitable status with the IRS". It said in a statement, "The Clintons are extremely proud of the work of the foundation that has helped millions of people around the world".
It was in place during the same year Kelly introduced McCann to Clinton and when Band was working for Kelly's DK Consulting (founded in 2009 and subsumed into Teneo in 2011) servicing these clients.
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Band acknowledged that both he and Teneo partner Declan Kelly - a former chairman of London public relations giant Financial Dynamics and USA economic envoy to Northern Ireland - "appreciate the unorthodox nature of our roles", but felt it was appropriate to steer clients into making donations to the Clinton Foundation.
What do WikiLeak emails say?
The Clinton campaign has refused to authenticate any documents in the hack. WikiLeaks and Moscow have denied the charge.
Dow wasn't just a donor to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.
Though her housecleaning role had Hillary Clinton's tacit approval ("My mother strongly agreed", Chelsea Clinton said in one e-mail laying out proposed changes at the foundation), it proved not to be so simple. He was helping to raise money for the Clinton Foundation while at the same time securing speaking and consulting fees for the former president.
In it, the firm owns up to its Clinton Foundation ties, but stresses that it did not receive any benefits from the relationship. In June 2015, campaign manager Robby Mook wrote campaign chairman John Podesta: "Do they plan to do big events next year?" Abedin said that she could accommodate McElearney.
'As you may know I recently departed Nike and joined the Teneo group, ' Porter continues in his note to Podesta, writing that he reached out to offer 'my support'. It only matters for research and press purposes - i.e.it will invite press scrutiny and she'll be held accountable for what happens there.
The memo appeared to be targeted at informing lawyers and top Clinton advisers about fundraising efforts.
"The damage from the daily barrage of WikiLeaks dumps may be finally starting to take their toll on voters".