A new Wikileaks-released memo shows exactly how the Clinton family ran its multi-billion dollar influence selling machine. In the memo, a longtime Bill Clinton adviser under fire for conflicts of interest laid out his defense: Bill’s doing it, too.
Veteran Clinton aide and Teneo Consulting co-founder Doug Band’s memo provides the most detailed look to date at the intertwined worlds of nonprofit, for-profit, official, and political activities involving Clinton and many of his top aides.
Better read this closely; this is what you’ll not be seeing, but what will be happening, behind the scenes of a Hillary presidency. Like cockroaches in the walls.
The memo at one point refers bluntly to the money-making part of Clinton’s life as “Bill Clinton Inc.” and notes that in at least one case a company — global education firm Laureate International Universities — began paying Clinton personally after first being a donor to the Clinton Foundation.
The most eye-catching examples in the memo are of companies that paid Bill Clinton directly at the same time they were donors to the foundation.
— “Laureate is a Foundation relationship that evolved into a personal advisory services business relationship for President Clinton. Laureate pays President Clinton $3.5 million annually to provide advice and serve as their Honorary Chairman,” Band wrote.
— “Gems approached President Clinton in 2009 to seek his personal services as an advisor to the company. I convinced them to initiate a relationship to the Foundation, which they did; that relationship has grown into a business relationship for President Clinton and a donor relationship for CGI.”
— “We do not receive a fee for, or percentage of, the more than $50 million in for-profit activity we have personally helped to secure for President Clinton to date or the $66 million in future contracts,” Band wrote.
— Band also says he was involved in soliciting and obtaining “as appropriate, in-kind services for the President and his family — for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.”