Trump slams ‘Bill Clinton, Inc’ memo: ‘The rest of us call it outright corruption’
Donald Trump slammed a longtime Clinton aide’s controversial description of Clinton Foundation activities as further evidence of the “outright corruption” Hillary and Bill Clinton have cultivated during their decades in public office.
“The more emails WikiLeaks releases, the more the lines between the Clinton Foundation, the secretary of state’s office and the Clintons’ personal finances are blurred,” Trump said in a statement Thursday. “Just today we read about Clinton confidant Doug Band bragging that he had funneled tens of millions of dollars to ‘Bill Clinton, Inc.’ through the foundation donations, paid speeches and consulting contracts.”
Trump was referring to a 2011 memo, made public Wednesday by WikiLeaks, in which Band laid out the close ties between the foundation, Bill Clinton’s personal wealth and a consulting firm he had recently founded called Teneo Strategies.
Band, who served as one of the top fundraisers for the Clinton Foundation before moving on to Teneo, said his firm had encouraged companies wishing to do business with Bill Clinton to donate to the foundation, and vice versa. – READ MORE