On Thursday, WikiLeaks disclosed a memo written by a key Bill Clinton aide that discussed how the Clinton entourage raked in millions for the Clinton Foundation and lined the pockets of the then-First Couple after they left the White House in 2001.
“The purported memo from Doug Band details how he and his team locked in lucrative speaking deals for Bill Clinton and how Band leveraged his work at his global consulting firm, Teneo Strategies, to persuade clients to contribute to the Clinton Foundation. Band described his work as running ‘Bill Clinton Inc.;” ABC News reported.
According to previous Wikileaks revelations, Band is the same official who claimed he prevented a stressed-out Clinton Foundation colleague from committing suicide and he also allegedly referred to Chelsea Clinton, 36, as a “spoiled brat” for meddling in Teneo.
The purported Band memo didn’t sit well with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Breitbart News reported.
The more e-mails Wikileaks releases, the more the lines between the Clinton Foundation, the Secretary of State’s office, and the Clintons’ personal finances are blurred…Mr. Band called the arrangement ‘unorthodox.’ The rest of us call it outright corruption. 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. If the Clintons were willing to play this fast and loose with their enterprise when they weren’t in the White House, just imagine what they will do if they are given the chance to control the Oval Office.
Responding to the bombshell news that the FBI is reopening its criminal investigation of the Clinton email scandal, Trump said at a New Hampshire rally on Friday that “I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made. This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood, and it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”
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Some Clinton critics believe the private server was a means to conceal a money laundering operation between multinational corporations and foreign governments and the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was secretary of state.