Bill Clinton flew off the handle on Twitter yesterday, vehemently denying that funds collected by The Clinton Foundation for Haiti relief were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding.
No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc.https://t.co/YEHqqYrsxW
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) January 13, 2018
But as everyone knows, that’s a blatant LIE.
Wikileaks was quick to respond back to Bill Clinton and link to the emails released in November 2016 which revealed Hillary campaign Chairman John Podesta and Bill Clinton aide Doug Band discussing the use of Clinton Foundation money to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
Bill Clinton claims that no Clinton Foundation "funds" were used to pay for Chelsea Clinton's wedding. However, the leaked email from then top Bill Clinton aide Doug Band doesn't say "funds" it says "resources": https://t.co/hHY9OUwry3 https://t.co/mU2xJhASnL
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 14, 2018
Check and mate!
Here’s the original email released by Wikileaks back in November 2016:
From Washington Examiner
Band said he heard that Chelsea Clinton was “conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi [Clinton Global Initiative] to the foundation.” He said he was hearing more “chatter” about how Chelsea was talking about internal issues like that, and said it was “not smart.”
In a later follow-up to Podesta, Band wrote, “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…”
“I hope that you will speak to her and end this,” Band added. “Once we go down this road…”
Other emails showed Band feuding with Chelsea Clinton. For instance, Clinton had warned that Band was using Bill Clinton’s name without his consent to win clients to his firm, and Band replied by saying Chelsea was a “spoiled brat kid.”