Sunday, November 06, 2016

Clinton Foundation Creator: Chelsea Used Foundation for Wedding, Campaigning

More fallout from the Podesta emails. This is a snapshot of the tensions within Clintonworld between Chelsea Clinton and Doug Band who for a while played the role of Bill's Huma Abedin and claims credit for having effectively created the Clinton Foundation.
Doug Band starts off bashing Chelsea to Podesta, who appears to agree with his criticisms of the First Daughter. Then he suggests that her efforts to clean up the Foundation are dangerously misguided because, in his own words, "the investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents..."
All of those are intriguing. The wedding part is getting top billing. Being paid for campaigning also suggests some obvious direction. And it's no secret that the Clintons have been living off the Foundation. But the most intriguing part may be that final reference to "taxes on money from her parents".
That suggests some rather basic illegalities that even the Clintons might not escape.

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