She also accused Band and others at Teneo of loading spyware onto a Clinton Foundation computer, of attempting to shoehorn all speaking arrangements for themselves in order to earn commission and taking money from her parents "personally" to pay for expenses. Teneo consulted for several companies that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, including Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, and UBS.
The latest dump of emails by Wikileaks raise questions about the Clinton Foundation and whether the family avoided conflicts of interest while Bill Clinton ran the foundation during Hillary Clinton's stint as U.S. Secretary of State. In the 12-page memo sent in November 2011, Band insists that he and his team "served as the primary contact and point of management for President Clinton's activities" over a 10-year period.
Band's memo, which was also published by Wikileaks, was drafted in response to the auditors.
In an election season that has been full of surprises, let's hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain: A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law. At the time Band was working for Clinton and the political consulting firm he co-founded.
"As the memo demonstrates, Teneo worked to encourage clients, where appropriate, to support the Clinton Foundation because of the good work that it does around the world", the statement said. "It also clearly shows that Teneo never received any financial benefit or benefit of any kind from doing so", the statement said. In trying to explain his role in the Foundation, Band also brought up a series of instances he and his consulting company, Teneo Holdings, helped Bill Clinton secure for-profit contracts. One such deal was with UBS, a major Swiss financial services company, and included a stipulation that the bank donate to the Clinton Foundation before being permitted to book Bill Clinton for speeches.
The memo, which was being circulated to some in Clinton's inner circle including Podesta, reinforces Republican criticisms of the blurred lines between the foundation and professional interests of the Clintons and their associates. Chelsea complained that Teneo personnel were calling members of the Parliment on behalf of Bill Clinton without his knowledge and causing "people in London [to make] comparisons between my father and Tony Blair's profit motivations".
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Laureate International Universities gave $1.4 million to the foundation between 2009 and 2011. Clinton made more than $17 million over five years as a consultant and honorary chancellor. "I have managed this relations [sic] and, since 2011, Teneo partners have helped manage this relationship, which is very time-consuming".
Podesta was talking about a March 2 New York Times article that revealed publicly for the first time that Hillary Clinton "exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state.and may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record".
The relationship between Band and the donors was criticized harshly by daughter Chelsea Clinton in another e-mail.
Previous emails shed light on the feud between Band and Chelsea Clinton.
And so you have discussions about Clinton's decision to attend a Clinton Foundation event in Morocco at the request of the country's king, who just happened to have pledged $12 million to the charity.