Bill Clinton’s speeches and consulting worth $48 Million buckeroos during Hillary’s tenure

 

It is simply an absurd amount of money that the Clintons raked in while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and Bill was shopping “his and hers” wares.

Let us not take our eye off this target. This story should not get old. You want to keep after Trump? There is no more criminal enterprise than Clinton Inc. I had previously posted that Doug Band and the Group Teneo held the key to taking them out. I haven’t changed my mind.

Here is a refresher:

A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton‘s tenure as secretary of state.

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton’s proposed speeches did not object to a single one.

Some of the speeches were delivered in global hotspots and were paid for by entities with business or policy interests in the U.S.

The documents also show that in June 2011, the State Department approved a consulting agreement between Bill Clinton and a controversial Clinton Foundation adviser, Doug Band.

The consultancy with Band’s Teneo Strategy ended eight months later following an uproar over Teneo’s ties to the failed investment firm MF Global.

State Department legal advisers, serving as “designated agency ethics officials,” approved Bill Clinton’s speeches in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Panama,Turkey, Taiwan, India, the Cayman Islands and other countries. More at Judicial Watch

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Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down?

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Teneo, Bill Clinton’s new butt boy Justin Cooper, and Hillary’s Emails

Hey Jeff Sessions– go for it.. I dare you! Paging Jeff Sessions– has there been a sighting?

Thousands of Docs discovered showing ‘pay to play’ between State Dept and Clinton Foundation

 

Thousands of Docs discovered showing ‘pay to play’ between State Dept and Clinton Foundation

 

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow announced Wednesday the American Center for Law and Justice uncovered thousands of documents showing Clinton Foundation pay-to-play with Hillary’s State Department through a FOIA lawsuit.

Clinton’s E-mails Won’t be released until 2025? That’s what they say in the post without explanation. Justin Cooper and Doug Band are two names that pop up in the story. Back in 2016 I did numerous posts on these two fellows and I believed that they were the ones likely to sing. This info was out years ago, and common knowledge yet the Clintons skated. Until now. It will be something to see the IG report that is on its way out.

If you read nothing else, do read a story at New Republic a wonderfully written piece that reads like a novel, done in 2013. Titled Scandal at Clinton Inc. This sets the stage for what happens over the next years.

 

First the news then some links.  Here we go:

Doug Band was the ‘go-to’ guy for Clinton Foundation donors. If they needed anything from Hillary Clinton, they would email Doug Band and within minutes he would forward the message to Huma Abedin and or Cheryl Mills to help expedite the favor.

There was no firewall between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation as Hillary previously claimed to the public.

Via the ACLJ:

As part of our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Deep State Department, we have been informed that the State Department has located – and will be forced to turn over to the ACLJ – literally thousands of documents to and about the Clinton Foundation, its subsidiaries, and its senior operatives during the duration of Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.

The shear volume alone – some 30,000 emails – debunks the specious assertion that there was any kind of firewall whatsoever between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

These documents, only now being uncovered through our FOIA request and subsequent litigation, show extensive communications exchanged between Clinton or her senior staff at State Department and Doug Band – a senior aid at the Clinton Foundation and creatorof the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

In recent court filings, the State Department has revealed that more than 8,700 documents exist in Cheryl Mills’ and/or Huma Abedin’s files which contain the single search term, “Doug Band.” It is possible, and indeed likely, that each document consists of several pages placing the number closer to 18,000 pages or more.

The ACLJ has also learned through our litigation that another 22,000 documents exist in Cheryl Mills’ and Huma Abedin’s files (not including attachments) mentioning or referring to the Clinton Foundation or a related term referencing the foundation.

Snip…

An email dated December 6, 2010 (tucked away at the very end of the State Department’s most recent production) reveals that Secretary Clinton, upon receiving information that we now know to be classified from a State Department employee, forwarded the classified information via her private email account (HDR22@clintonemail.com) on to various individuals outside the State Department including senior associates at the Clinton Foundation – Justin Cooper and Doug Band. She writes in her email to “print for Bill.”

Of course most of the information contained in the email has been redacted (and won’t be unclassified until 2025) H/T: The Gateway Pundit

A few earlier posts:

Doug Band reveals Clinton Foundation Inc ‘For Profit’ activity

Earlier I had posted Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down? In the post, it gave a close look at the relationship of Doug Band and Bill Clinton and the Company Teneo.

In the latest email batch, Doug Band also revealed that Chelsea’s husband Marc Mezvinsky had abused the Clinton Foundation’s influence, and his wife’s family name, to help him find sources of cash for his hedge fund, Eaglevale, which included such seed sponsors as Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Will Bill Clinton’s Butt Boys Cooper and Band take down the Clinton Empire?– bunkerville 

There are two FBI Clinton investigations. One regarding the E-MAIL. But the more important one that may snag them is the one that is looking at their Foundation. Huma Abedin, Doug Band, and Justin Cooper will be the new names that will come to the fore with the company Teneo Holdings. That is a name of a company one wants to keep an eye on. Its claim on the company webpage is “Integrated Counsel for a Borderless World.” I am suggesting the intersection of the Clinton’s machinations. Yesterday we looked at Justin Cooper. Forget Hillary Clinton. Is it Bill Clinton in the cross hairs of the FBI? Today we look at Douglas Band. Both worked for Bill Clinton in a similar capacity as Huma Abedin does for Hillary. Known in common parlance as “Butt Boys.” Will do whatever needed, starting with carrying bags and slowly rising to power.

Bill Clinton gets man freed from Iranian jail, money flows to the Foundation

Just before an Iranian-American businessman was freed from jail in Iran in Oct. 2010, his son met with Bill Clinton and also made the first of what would become more than $1 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Sources tell The Daily Caller that Nima Taghavi, who owns businesses in California, grew impatient in 2010 with negotiations to secure his father Reza’s release from an Iranian prison, and so he turned to the former president for help.

To arrange the meeting with Clinton, Taghavi first contacted Doug Band, who worked as Clinton’s “body man,” has counseled the Clinton Foundation, and co-founded Teneo Holdings, a consulting group that Clinton advised.

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With Weiner unemployed, Abedin took a second job as a consultant for Teneo Holdings, a phenomenally well-connected global consulting company. Clinton signed off on Abedin’s dual role, but a State Department investigator last year subpoenaed records about the arrangement. (Snip)….

The interviewers didn’t laugh when the meticulously organized political attaché and Hillaryland survivor disingenuously suggested she has never looked at any of the more than 10,000 emails of hers now helpfully indexed online by WikiLeaks.

“It’s something I can’t really think about,” she said airily, resorting to a tactic straight from her boss’s stonewall playbook. “But I can’t imagine what’s in those emails. I would probably be mortified.”

John McCain and George Soros – happy together, won’t say where $6 Mil came from

Okay McCain. Time to come clean. What are you and George Soros doing? And where are all those bucks coming from? He refuses to disclose the donor list. The Daily Caller first reported this back in June. With his apparent sinking of the overturn of Obamacare, it’s worth another look. Here goes:

The question we all want to know, is where did it come from? John McCain keeps hiding and refuses to answer that question!

What we do know, thanks to an investigation by The Daily Caller, is that the McCain Institute for International Leadership received a VERY GENEROUS donation from none other than George Soros.

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain. It “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom”. It is also a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University.

John McCain turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The DC gives us more:

Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.”

Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals. (Earlier I had posted Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down? In the post, it gave a close look at the relationship of Doug Band and Bill Clinton and the Company Teneo.)

And Bloomberg reported in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute, a contribution the McCain group has refused to explain publicly.

In addition, the institute has taken at least $100,000 from a Moroccan state-run company tied to repeated charges of worker abuse and exploitation. The McCain group has also accepted at least $100,000 from the Pivotal Foundation. It was created by Francis Najafi who owns the Pivotal Group, a private equity and real estate firm.

What exactly is John McCain doing behind closed doors? What is he doing for Soros to get all that financial love?

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Doug Band reveals Clinton Foundation Inc ‘For Profit’ activity

Earlier I had posted Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down? In the post, it gave a close look at the relationship of Doug Band and Bill Clinton and the Company Teneo.

…. at the age of 27, Band had entered Clinton’s orbit as that lowliest of Washington archetypes: the body man. He was the all-purpose aide who carried the bags, provided the pen, watched the clock, kept the cigars close, and ensured the Diet Cokes were always chilled. And after the inglorious end of Clinton’s presidency, Band had stayed on. It was he who had engineered Clinton’s transformation into a philanthropist-king, and over the years, the pair had formed a bond that was more like father and son than boss and factotum. Full story at New Republic a wonderfully written piece that reads like a novel, done in 2013.

Now an update as we have a new release of Emails:

In the latest email batch, Doug Band also revealed that Chelsea’s husband Marc Mezvinsky had abused the Clinton Foundation’s influence, and his wife’s family name, to help him find sources of cash for his hedge fund, Eaglevale, which included such seed sponsors as Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Marc mez[vinsky] had an idea to put together a poker night for the foundation to raise money. His raising money for his own fund hasn’t been going well and he has cvc [Chelsea Clinton] making some calls for him to get mtgs with some clinton people.

Marc has invited several potential investors and a few current business ones to the poker night. I assume all are contributing to the foundation, which of course isn’t the point. What is the point is that he is doing precisely what he accused me of doing as the entire plan of his has been to use this for his business which he is.

And then, in a fitting summary, in yet another email released overnight by Wikileaks, the same Doug Band takes a parting shot at Bill Clinton and the Foundation, when in a November 11, 2012 memo he encapsulates all that was (and is) wrong with the Clinton’s charitable foundation by exposing what he calls “Bill Clinton, Inc”, and reveals the “for-profit activity of president Clinton” as follows:

For-Profit Activity of President Clinton (i.e., Bill Clinton, Inc.)

Independent of our fundraising and decision-making activities on behalf of the Foundation, we have dedicated ourselves to helping the President secure and engage in for-profit activities – including speeches, books, and advisory service engagements.  In that context, we have in effect served as agents, lawyers, managers and implementers to secure speaking, business and advisory service deals.  In support of the President’s for-profit activity, we also have solicited and obtained, as appropriate, in-kind services for the President and his family – for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.  Neither Justin nor I are separately compensated for these activities (e.g., we do not receive a fee for, or percentage  of, the more than $XX million in for-profit activity we have helped to secure for President Clinton).

With respect to business deals for his advisory services, Justin and I found, developed and brought to President Clinton X arrangements for him to accept or reject. Of his current Y arrangements, we secured Z of them; and, we have helped manage and maintain all of his for-profit business relationships.  Since 2001, President Clinton’s business arrangements have yielded more than $30 million for him personally, with $66 million to be paid out over the next nine years should he choose to continue with the current engagements.

Considering that every aspect of the Clinton charitable ventures was only permitted in the strict context of a non-“for profit” legal status and the avoidance of personal enrichment, Doug Band has helpfully provided the final confirmation of the illegal activities conducted by the former president, and how he used his foundation largely as a for-profit entity, meant to trade political favors in exchange for cold, hard cash.

H/T:Zero Hedge

For more on Justin Cooper and Teneo : Teneo, Bill Clinton’s new butt boy Justin Cooper, and Hillary’s Emails  

NYC Commisioner Bratton is so scared of Trump goes to work for Clinton’s Teneo

Let me first say I am being sarcastic. Police Commissioner William Bratton is out on the stump with words as inciting as the old Goldwater ad that the world will end if Trump is elected. So just like FBI Comey, AG Lynch, and who knows how many others, people who start out with excellent reputations, wind up falling on their sword for the Clintons. And Bratton can be bought for a bucket load of silver. I recall this quote:

It is that, in addition to being personally corrupt, the Clintons are corrupters. They are piggish users, with the people and institutions around them inevitably tarnished and sometimes destroyed even as the Clintons escape to their next scam.

The appearance of police commissioner Bratton with his knees knocking thinking about Trump being elected President, is starting to make the channels. Why I asked. A quick search gave me my answer. Why?

The New York City police commissioner said Tuesday he has accepted a job at Teneo Holdings, a global advisory firm with strong ties to the Clintons.

In an interview Tuesday, Mr. Bratton called the new role a “dream job” that would put him in contact with chiefs of some of the largest companies in the world.

The company made him offer, he said, “that couldn’t be refused,” both for the pay and the opportunity. The job also allows him to stay in New York, something he and Ms. Klieman wanted. WSJ

He has joined Bill Clinton, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and a cast of criminals in the Clinton money machine. The company? Teneo. You will notice in the clip the moderator says he will be joining a “consulting firm” but doesn’t name it or who or what is involved in it. Checking You Tube, he has made the rounds of the talkies with the exact scathing talking points. “Trump scares me.” Then goes on with his swan song.

Check earlier posts Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down? and and Teneo, Bill Clinton’s new butt boy Justin Cooper, and Hillary’s Emails for the back story.

My regular readers know about my opinion of Teneo

NYPD chief Bill Bratton on why Trump “scares” him, resignation

 

Teneo, Bill Clinton’s new butt boy Justin Cooper, and Hillary’s Emails

Yesterday I covered Doug Band, Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton’s Butt boy Band’s new Emails will take the Clintons down? After Doug Band moved on, his replacement for butt boy was Justin Cooper. And if we think Band has his hand in the cookie jar, Justin Cooper has it up to his elbow. Mr. Cooper negotiated the “acceptable behavior” of the Clinton Foundation and the State Department just for starters. Here we go:

…..Buried in the  State Departments IG report and while not named in the report itself, the “non-Department” aide referred to is apparently Justin Cooper, longtime aide-de-camp to the former president. Cooper had no security clearance and no expertise whatsoever in safeguarding computers. He helped Bill Clinton research two of his books, frequently traveled with Clinton, was involved in Clinton Foundation fundraising, and, at the same time, worked for Teneo — the sprawling investment banking, political consulting, and PR firm that started on Hillary’s tenure. Teneo paid Bill Clinton, Huma Abedin, Doug Band, Justin Cooper. The firm was founded by two former State Department employees and then hired four more. More at Dick Morris

It was Cooper who initially opened and registered the private server and it was he who apparently maintained its security. But that wasn’t the end of it.

Justin Cooper may hold the answer.

Mr. Cooper is a central player in the shadowy worlds of Bill and Hillary Clinton — serving as Mr. Clinton’s top aide since 2015, when his predecessor, former right-hand man and “surrogate son” Doug Band, resigned from the Clinton Foundation — yet he has largely escaped notice.

The obscure Mr. Cooper may, in fact, be the linchpin of the case swirling around the Clintons. Perhaps more than anyone apart from the principals themselves, he is at the nexus of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary’s work at the State Department, and her possession of highly sensitive government documents. After all, Mr. Cooper was the one who, before she became secretary, negotiated with the Obama White House over the parameters of acceptable conduct by Bill Clinton and the foundation to minimize the possibility of “conflicts of interest.”

Enter Mr. Cooper.

The server for her private domain name, ClintonEmail.com, and the foundation-run PresidentClinton.com shared an email network and a physical location in New York while she was secretary, both under Mr. Clinton’s auspices. It was Mr. Cooper who, according to archived Internet records, registered both ClintonEmail.com and PresidentClinton.com, which was used by top Clinton Foundation personnel.

Mr. Cooper served as a coordinator between the overlapping worlds of Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Clinton and the foundation. He is a top fundraiser for the Clinton Foundation. He is also a senior adviser to Teneo, founded by Mr. Band and whose clients — such as Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical and Bank of America — certainly gained access to the former president, the secretary of state and their vast international network. At one point, Mr. Clinton was given a contract with Teneo for his rainmaking efforts worth $3.5 million.

Teneo’s dealings have been shrouded in secrecy, perhaps because it appears to have served as a feeder fund for the Clinton Foundation. Among the Clinton loyalists employed by Teneo: Mrs. Clinton closest aide, Huma Abedin, who served as a Teneo “senior adviser” while she was also employed by Mrs. Clinton’s State Department, the Clinton Foundation and Mrs. Clinton personally; six former State Department officials, including her former economic envoy to Northern Ireland, Declan Kelly; and Mr. Cooper, whose bio, before it was scrubbed from Teneo’s website, noted, “In addition to his role with Teneo, Mr. Cooper serves as Senior Advisor to President William J. Clinton ” and “assists in operating the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Family Foundation.”

In an interview last year on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mrs. Clinton denied communicating with the foundation while at State. “Other people in the State Department did,” she said, “in accordance with the rules that had been adopted [perMr. Cooper’s arrangement with the Obama administration].” But according to an Oct. 28, 2009 email, Mrs. Clinton wrote longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal and copied Mssrs. Band and Cooper at the foundation.

A source familiar with Mr. Cooper’s arrangement with the Clintons says that they have paid his legal fees associated with the FBI investigation, amounting to “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” They aren’t paying those costs out of a sense of decency. They’re paying them because he knows the “why” of the server, which may very well have been to make it easier for the foundation to hustle big donations.

More at the Washington Times

QUOTATIONS

The staffer, Justin Cooper, said he was already setting up an account for Mrs. Clinton and offered an email address to Ms. Abedin as well.

Hillary Clinton private email server set up before becoming secretary →

Among the Clinton loyalists employed by Teneo: Mrs. Clinton closest aide, Huma Abedin, who served as a Teneo “senior adviser” while she was also employed by Mrs. Clinton’s State Department, the Clinton Foundation and Mrs. Clinton personally; six former State Department officials, including her former economic envoy to Northern Ireland, Declan Kelly; and Mr. Cooper, whose bio, before it was scrubbed from Teneo’s website, noted, “In addition to his role with Teneo, Mr. Cooper serves

MONICA CROWLEY: The linchpin of the FBI’s Hillary Clinton investigation →

H/T: Washington Times

 

Bill Clinton gets man freed from Iranian jail, money flows to the Foundation

Earlier posts I opined that the second of the two FBI investigations, that being the investigation of the Clinton’s and their Foundation was the more likely to snag them. Here we have a prime example, Teneo Holdings, Band and Cooper- two of Bill’s body men are knee-deep in the scam. By the way, Huma Abedin was on the payroll of Teneo at the same time she worked as a State employee and that too is under investigation. Earlier posts: Will Bill Clinton’s Butt Boys Cooper and Band take down the Clinton Empire? and Forget Hillary Clinton. Is it Bill Clinton in the cross hairs of the FBI? .

Daily Caller:

Just before an Iranian-American businessman was freed from jail in Iran in Oct. 2010, his son met with Bill Clinton and also made the first of what would become more than $1 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Sources tell The Daily Caller that Nima Taghavi, who owns businesses in California, grew impatient in 2010 with negotiations to secure his father Reza’s release from an Iranian prison, and so he turned to the former president for help.

To arrange the meeting with Clinton, Taghavi first contacted Doug Band, who worked as Clinton’s “body man,” has counseled the Clinton Foundation, and co-founded Teneo Holdings, a consulting group that Clinton advised.

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