One of Bill Clinton’s closest aides, Doug Band, called Chelsea Clinton ‘a spoiled brat’ and suggested she wasn’t concerned about leaving a senior Clinton Foundation executive close to suicide, a new crop of John Podesta’s emails reveal.
On the heels of the second presidential debate, Wikileaks released a trove of conversations from the inbox of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman this morning.
The new exchanges show that Band and his boss’ daughter didn’t always see eye to eye.
They’re both with her: Bill and Chelsea were prominent supporters of Hillary at Sunday night’s debate. Now the former and would-be first daughter’s role in the Foundation is in the spotlight
In a conversation from November 2011, which is when Chelsea Clinton stepped up to play a greater role in the Clinton Foundation, Band goes off about the former first daughter to Podesta and Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department.
Because of Band’s close relationship with President Clinton, having worked his way up from White House intern, to body man to a more senior adviser role – similar to Huma Abedin’s relationship with Hillary Clinton – Band and Chelsea Clinton were seen to almost have a sibling rivalry.
‘She is acting like 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 life,’ Band wrote of Chelsea Clinton, identifying her by her initials ‘CVC’ higher up in the email.
Band was writing a memo trying to sort out the relationship between his new-ish international advisory firm Teneo, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, as Chelsea Clinton was seemingly irked by its coziness to her famous parents and their philanthropic endeavors.
He referenced a news story that was coming out – ‘we are screwed,’ Band wrote – which the Daily Caller suggested was one that highlighted the connections between Teneo and MF Global, a global commodities firm that went bankrupt in 2011.
In December 2011 the New York Post reported that Teneo had been advising MF Global, which was led by former Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.
Teneo was bringing in a haul of $125,000 a month at the same time MF Global was losing millions of dollars of its investors money.
‘Need get this asap to them although I’m sure cvc won’t believe it to be true [because] she doesn’t want to. Even though the facts speak for themselves. John, I would appreciate your feedback and any suggestions,’ Band writes, aiming the comment at Chelsea Clinton and asking Podesta for advice.
H/T MAIL Online