Wikileaks Reveal: Bill Clinton’s Advisor Called Chelsea A “Spoiled Brat”


Featured photo is Chelsea Clinton and Doug Band, a top aid to Bill Clinton, in 2006.

Following the second presidential debate, WikiLeaks has popped out another treasure-trove of unflattering Clinton-related emails.

A November 2011 conversation between Doug Band (top aid to Bill Clinton), Clinton adviser John Podesta, and Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills reveals a strained relationship with Chelsea Clinton.  

The Daily Mail notes that this was during the time that Chelsea became more involved in the Clinton Foundation.

“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 about Chelsea.

The conversation was about negative publicity about to hit the press regarding Band’s new international advisory firm Teneo and its connections to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.   The story was also reportedly making connections between Teneo and MF Global, a global commodities company that had gone bankrupt that year.

Band wrote, asking for Podesta’s feedback and suggestions:

“Need get this asap to them although I’m sure cvc (Chelsea Clinton) 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 continued, “I’m also starting to worry that if this story gets out, we are screwed. Dk (Deklan Kelly) and I built a business. 65 people work for us who have wives and husbands and kids, they all depend on us.  Our business has almost nothing to do with the Clintons, the foundation or cgi (Clinton Global Initiative) in any way.  The chairman of ubs could care a less about cgi.  Our fund clients who we do restructuring and m and a advising the same just as bhp nor tivo do.  These are real companies who we provide real advice to through very serious people.  Comm head for goldman, dep press secretary to Bloomberg, former head of banking, and his team, from morgan Stanley for asia and latin am.”

Band writes of Chelsea, “I realize it is difficult to confront and reason with her but this could go too far and then we all will have a real serious set of other problems.  I don’t deserve this from her and deserve a tad more respect or at least a direct dialogue for me to explain these things.”

Podesta writes back to Band the next day (Nov. 13, 2011) with his suggestions:

A few suggestions:

1) I’d take one more pass through this and strip the defensive stuff out (we may have not been perfect stuff, etc.) just make it factual.

2) I’d move the sections on what Teneo does and what you do up to the top and then go through the details and how they have helped WJC; in this draft what the actual activities are sort of come in at the end.

3) If I were you I’d take Lasry out of this. You’ll get into a deep debate about who’s right and who’s not with CC on this. The list is really strong without it, so why get into that.

CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 – Doug Band writes that Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton drove Clinton Foundation executive to nearly commit suicide.  


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