Meet The Man Who Can Expose "The Real Hillary Clinton Scandal"

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We have written frequently about the internal Clinton Foundation power struggle between Chelsea Clinton and Doug Band over the previous couple of weeks (see here, here and here).  It all started back in 2011 when, as Chelsea started to take a more senior role at the Clinton Foundation, she became increasingly concerned about an internal audit that exposed glaring conflicts of interest throughout the Foundation with an emphasis on Doug Band and his company, Teneo, who she thought had inappropriately sought favors from the State Department during Hillary's tenure as Secretary of State.  A Politico article from March 2015, summarized Chelsea's rise at the Foundation and how it threatened some long-time Clinton allies who had grown quite accustomed to the status quo. 

But Chelsea Clinton’s rise at times has seemed to threaten some veteran Clinton aides who had carved out influential—and lucrative—positions after long service with her parents. She is blamed in some quarters for marginalizing both Lindsey and Doug Band, who rose from the president’s body man to build and help run the foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative. A third Clinton veteran, Ira Magaziner, saw his portfolio at the foundation diminished during Braverman’s tenure, and sources say Magaziner’s role remains under scrutiny.

Now, new WikiLeaks emails reveal additional details behind the the man, Eric Braverman, who was brought in as CEO by Chelsea to change the controversial practices of the Foundation but abruptly resigned a short time later after being pushed out by long-time Clinton loyalists who had apparently grown very comfortable with the status quo.

Below is the new email exchange which begins when Neera Tanden warns John Podesta to "keep tabs on Doug Band" who she assumed was the insider who told NBC to "follow the money and find the real HRC scandal."  Interestingly, John Podesta writes back quickly to identify the real source as former Clinton Foundation CEO Eric Braverman which seems to be shocking to Tanden who replies simply, "Holy Moses."

Eric Braverman

 

So who is Eric Braverman?  The following excerpts from a Politico article offer the best summary of Braverman and his efforts, as a newly installed CEO, to breakup the Clinton Foundation scandal machine only to be pushed out by Clinton loyalists after only a year and a half in his new position.

In December [2014], the board of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation approved a salary of more than $395,000, plus bonus, for its Yale-educated CEO, Eric Braverman, while voting to extend his board term through 2017, according to sources familiar with the arrangement. Braverman, who had worked with Chelsea Clinton at the prestigious McKinsey & Company consultancy, had been brought in with the former first daughter’s support to help impose McKinsey-like management rigor to a foundation that had grown into a $2 billion charitable powerhouse.

 

But in January, only weeks after the board's show of support and just a year and a half after Braverman arrived, he abruptly resigned, and sources tell  Politico his exit stemmed partly from a power struggle inside the foundation between and among the coterie of Clinton loyalists who have surrounded the former president for decades and who helped start and run the foundation. Some, including the president’s old Arkansas lawyer Bruce Lindsey, who preceded Braverman as CEO, raised concerns directly to Bill Clinton about the reforms implemented by Braverman, according to sources, and felt themselves marginalized by the growing influence of Chelsea Clinton and the new CEO she had helped recruit.

 

The previously untold saga of Braverman’s brief, and occasionally fraught tenure trying to navigate the Clintons’ insular world highlights the challenges the family has faced trying to impose rigorous oversight onto a vast global foundation that relies on some of the same loyal megadonors Hillary Clinton will need for the presidential run sources have said she is all but certain to launch later this year.

 

Already, a spate of recent news stories in  Politico and elsewhere have highlighted questions about the foundation’s aggressive fundraising both before and during Braverman’s tenure, including the  news that the foundation had been accepting contributions from foreign governments with  lax oversight from the State Department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. The foundation has been Clinton’s main public platform since she left State in February 2013.

 

The hiring a few months later of Braverman, who had been a partner in McKinsey’s Washington office, was seen as validation of Chelsea Clinton’s view that the foundation needed to address recommendations from a 2011 audit for tighter governance and budgeting, as well as more comprehensive policies to vet donors and avoid conflicts of interest.

 

When Braverman arrived to replace Lindsey as CEO, he moved quickly to adopt the auditor’s recommendations, and then some. He diversified the foundation’s board beyond the Clintons and their longtime political allies and restructured its finance department. He oversaw the creation of a $250 million endowment and implemented data-driven analytics to measure the effectiveness of foundation programs.

 

No public explanation was offered for Braverman’s resignation.

Of course, given that the email exchange between Podesta and Tanden, and the following tweet from NBC's Joe Scarborough,  occurred just days after Braverman was relieved of his duties in March 2015 it does seem likely that he was the "source close to the Clintons" who told Ron Fournier "to follow the money and find the real HRC scandal."

"@JoeNBC: A source close to the Clintons tell @ron_fournier to "follow the money" and find the real HRC scandal. http://t.co/lPTQY0L0o4"

Ironically, Braverman's resignation also came shortly after the following email from Huma Abedin showing that Hillary directly approached the King of Morocco to host a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.  In return, the King had promised "$12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting."  Huma concludes her email by saying "she [Hillary] created this mess and she knows it."

Eric Braverman

 

So was this the questionable "contribution from foreign governments with  lax oversight" that ultimately caused Braverman to resign?

More importantly, where is Eric Braverman now?  Clearly, at one point, Braverman expressed some interest in exposing the deep corruption within the Clinton Foundation...now, with all of the new WikiLeaks disclosures, would seem like an opportune time to do just that. 

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Stolypin's picture

He's been found as a Vice Chair on the board of trustees here: http://www.arenastage.org/about/board-of-trustees/

pan's picture

If the war whore is elected there is a good chance that this infighting will cause her administration to be ineffective.

InjectTheVenom's picture

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ATTENTION ERIC :  it is your duty to expose this dirty sociopathic elitist criminal cunt NOW (before the election)...especially if you have young children/nieces/nephews that you care about.

TRUMP 2016.

innocent observer's picture

try to read between the lines... even through an angry passed by whitey filter.... and there is still no substance.

 

keep on trying. gives you something to focus on besides the unspinnable truth of what an idiot drumpf is.

Killtruck's picture

he's probably off somewhere on some beach...with a nailgun...feeling suicide-y. 

Perimetr's picture

Tragic chainsaw accident, kicked back and decapitated him . . . 

Billy the Poet's picture

 

 

 

Terry     I ... want... to see a sketch of Eric's please...
Interviewer     What?
Terry     I want to see a sketch of Eric's. Nudge Nudge.
Interviewer     A sketch?
Terry     Eric's written...
Eric     I written a sketch.
Michael     Nudge nudge, Eric's written ...
Eric     Nudge nudge...nudge...nudge.

 

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

So much Truth being dumped on Wikileaks Twitter account right now.  Everything is being exposed.  I smell revoluiton.

de3de8's picture

ZH, you just may have put a price on his head with this

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

Conspiracies are being exposed so quickly they dont even have time become theories.  Damn conspiracy theorists are going to be out of work pretty soon.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

This is typical corporate culture of organization in pursuit of illgotten treasure through graft and corruption.

The Saint's picture

If Braverman is going to squeel like a pig on the Clinton Foundation he had better hurry.  There isn't much time left and we need a big scandal story from a reputable source on Benedict Hillary.

 

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

You guys have probably seen this one but here is a clinton staffer handing his phone to Andrea Mithchel to give her the next question.  Unfucking belivealble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeQvCRnRfLg

Hillary Gets Scripted Question from MSNBC During Press Conference After Debate
Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

James Okeefe if tweeting he fears for his life.  He has a  bombshell proving shillary and donna connected to trump violence.

Also he filed a law suit for domestic terrorism and voter fraud against hillary and the dnc.

 

http://truthfeed.com/breaking-investigative-reporter-james-okeefe-files-...

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This guy served on Obama's transitional team in 2009: 

http://observer.com/2009/07/drama-emanuel-ari-and-rahms-niece-acts-in-mi...

If he cracks and spills the beans on the Clintons, he likely saw how complicit the Obamas are will all this.  No telling what the guy might say. 

BaBaBouy's picture

SYSTEM IS CORRUPT, RIGGED ...

What more evidence is Needed ???

Everybody (In Power) just sitting on their flat A$$ doing sweet Shit about it...

toro's picture

He can but he WON'T. How to interpret the news.
http://wp.me/P4OZ4v-2Mq

philipat's picture

Hey toro, previously mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot then most recently Loftie. Looks like Loftie got banned or perhaps just completely outed. I shalln’t miss him! Let’s see how long toro survives, shall we? You need to create those new Account names more quickly toro. Would regular ZH contributors please take a moment to help me in my campaign against this idiot and report toro to abuse@zerohedge.com.

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments; which are deliberately dramatic to mislead people into responding or clicking on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

HowdyDoody's picture

He's a Braverman than I  am, going up against the Clintons.

 

jcaz's picture

$400K/yr?  Damn-  Chelsea makes $3.3M at a lesser post- he should sue for wage discrimination........

SWRichmond's picture

I nominate this as the official song of RevWar3.0

If it keeps on rainin' levee's gonna break

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddpl1zl5sYg

 

jeff montanye's picture

p.s. it will be poetically ironic if hillary is brought down in part because chelsea tried to stop breaking the law so much.

beemasters's picture

"he filed a law suit for domestic terrorism and voter fraud against hillary and the dnc."

If they they think they will lose, they will settle...and the shenanigans continue.

Max Cynical's picture

Poor guy thought he was going to work for a charity...and then found out it was actualy an international organized crime ring.

buttmint's picture

saint...
squeal...not squeel 

The Billy Blaze's picture

RUMOR has it that Braverman is seeking asylum in Russia.  Fears for his life.  If true, this just became "revolution"ary.  Very strange times indeed.

BennyBoy's picture

 

http://charlesortel.com/

"....To informed analysts, the Clinton Foundation appears to be a rogue charity that has

neither been organized nor operated lawfully from inception in October 1997 todate--as you will grow to realize, it is a case study in international charity fraud, ofmammoth proportions. In particular, the Clinton Foundation has never been validly authorized to pursuetax-exempt purposes other than as a presidential archive and research facility basedin Little Rock, Arkansas. Moreover, its operations have never been controlled byindependent trustees and its financial results have never been properly audited byindependent accountants..."

lakecity55's picture

Perhaps others' ideas that is it just a slush payment fund by TPTB to Shill and Slickdick for services rendered.

They could have kept it under wraps, but Hitlary is too greedy. She hangs with Rothschilds, starts thinking she is one of them, but is really only hired help.

Think of it this way. She is ordered to do stuff as SoS for TPTB. Not content with a few million and a lot of power, she goes Rogue, using her office to personally obtain MORE money and More power, outside of the orders prescribed by TPTB.

Not unlike a Mafia Capo skimming the top off the profits to the Godfather.

Eventually the Godfather finds out, and Whack!

BennyBoy's picture

 

"To understand the full extent of illegal activities involving Clinton Foundationentities and personnel, you must resist unvetted words and numbers published inpress releases, marketing brochures, and filings to state, federal, and foreigngovernments, the latter having been submitted under penalties of perjury."

JollyCharlie's picture

Is Charles Ortel still alive?  I haven't seen anything on his site since Sep 6, when he promised more info on Sep 7.  Just wondering...

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"If Braverman is going to squeel like a pig on the Clinton Foundation he had better hurry."~

My thinking exactly. Where's he going to run to? Who'll hire him now? I hope he doesn't own any pneumatic construction tools...

another thought: It makes you wonder how things are playing out between Chelsea and the "old Clinton hands". It's got to be a lot like being old Kim Jong -Il's old staff after Kim Jong-Un took over. Sooner or later, (and usually much sooner), the kid starts whacking the old help. Even "retiring" could be dicey.

moneybots's picture

"If Braverman is going to squeel like a pig on the Clinton Foundation he had better hurry."

 

What would really be profound, is a cell phone video of Hillary flying into an uncontrolled rage. Her bad temperment would be right out in the open for all to see.

 

People would be shocked.

CuttingEdge's picture

Bought off with a mansion and then turns?

Not recommended, Bernie.

The bitch doesn't like being crossed, or haven't you noticed the bodycount?

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

Tyler why is the access blocked to view innocent observer profile?

 

Access denied

You are not authorized to access this page.


Vageling's picture

Usually that means he's been banned. 

IS BE's picture

He grew some balls. Now he had better grow a beard.

And sunnies.

 

Chris Dakota's picture

Is Julian Assange alive?

1. codes tweeted

2. internet cut

3. Armed police outside embassy

4. London airport shut and  evacuated for 3 yrs yesterday for some phony chemical attack

5. Twitter goes down Friday morning

6. Organizational changes tweeted out today

7. whenever organizational changes are made Assanges comes out on the balcony to make the announcement.

8. regular wikileaks followers said it was acting strange for a few days, vibe and tone off

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

Makes sense hillary and a obummer would co-opt wikileaks twitter and web site leaking out one final batch of fake emails to say claim all the emails are faked.  Sounds like assange has been rendered.  Wikileaks should have noted how many parts they were going to leak, like saying Podesta emails 1 of 25, etc.

Hopefully Okeefe if he is still alive by monday will have a something to bring shillary down.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

London airport evacuated for 3 yrs?

IS BE's picture

He is the symptom.

They would dearly love to Kennedy him, but cast fearful glances at the silent mob behind him.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

2008, Obama to Wall St: I'm the only thing between you and the Mob outside.

2016, Trump and Hillary to Wall St: I am the only one between you and the Revolutionary Masses.

Barney Fife's picture

Not true. He is presently the only relief valve for millions of Americans, and a really shitty one at that. 

This was here before Trump, and will be here after Trump. 

 

lakecity55's picture

Good post, Barney. He seems to be the magnet drawing all us pieces of iron together.

zvzzt's picture

yes, but does it even matter if it's not on MSM? Most people will probably not even see it... At least, not reading anything at all in EU-zone. 

trick is to get things so bad (ie, even worse) that even MSM starts to take some distance from their Fuhrer Frau Hillary. Just one little crack in a newspaper could trigger an interesting avalance. Unless MSM starts to publish, most sheeple will only see it as propaganda/interference from those nasty trump supporters and the evil world outside the US. 

Just my two cents, of  course, but there is always a wavering point that even the most ardant clinton supporter will make an about face.