Doug Band To John Podesta: "If This Story Gets Out, We Are Screwed"

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Until the Friday blockbuster news that the FBI was reopening its probe into the Hillary email server, the biggest overhang facing the Clinton Campaign was the escalating scandal involving the Clinton Foundation, Doug Band's consultancy firm Teneo, and Bill Clinton who as a result of a leaked memo emerged was generously compensated for potential political favors by prominent corporate clients using Teneo as a passthru vehicle for purchasing influence.

In a section of the memo entitled "Leveraging Teneo For The Foundation," Band spelled out all of the donations he solicited from Teneo "clients" for the Clinton Foundation.  In all, there are roughly $14mm of donations listed with the largest contributors being Coca-Cola, Barclays, The Rockefeller Foundation and Laureate International Universities. Some of these are shown below (the full details can be found in "Leaked Memo Exposes Shady Dealings Between Clinton Foundation Donors And Bill's "For-Profit" Activities")

Foundation Donations


Band also laid out the millions in speaking fees arranged by Teneo:

Foundation Donations

Further, the head of Teneo also offered the following commentary on the "$50 million in for-profit activity" he was able to secure for Bill Clinton (as of November 2011) as well as the "$66 million in future contracts, should he choose to continue with those engagements."

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 $50 million in for-profit activity we have personally helped to secure for President Clinton to date or the $66 million in future contracts, should he choose to continue with those engagements).


With respect to business deals for his advisory services, Justin and I found, developed and brought to President Clinton multiple arrangements for him to accept or reject. Of his current 4 arrangements, we secured all 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.

In effect, what Band was doing, as the NYT's Nick Confessore summarized, "was selling his clients on idea that giving to foundation was, in essence, a way to bolster their influence. Clinton & Band built a platform for executives to bolster their companies' images, bathe in BC's praise, and do some good, while Teneo extracted earnings for Band and, depending on what you see in these e-mails, Clinton himself. Teneo paid Clinton until late '11."

As Confessore also pointed out, "I guess you can wave it all off as a nothingburger. But Chelsea Clinton and some of Clinton's other aides were clearly freaking out."

And he concluded by saying "Generally, the emails show Clinton's *own closest aides* troubled or horrified by things that her surrogates have spent years waving off."

Today, with this context, we focus on one particular email disclosed in the latest Podesta email release, in which an email from Doug Band to Cheryl Mills and John Podesta dated November 12, 2011, or just days before the abovementioned memo was sent out, admits that "I'm starting to worry that if this story gets out, we are screwed."

Here is the full email:

Need get this asap to them although I'm sure cvc [Chelsea Clinton] won't believe it to be true bc she doesn't want to Even though the facts speak for themselves.


John, I would appreciate your feedback and any suggestions I'm also starting to worry that if this story gets out, we are screwed. Dk [Declan 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 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.


I realize it is difficult to confront and reason with her but this could go to 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. 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 her life. I realize she will be off of this soon but if it doesn't come soon enough...

Four years later, the story is out, not thanks to Chelsea Clinton as Doug Band was concerned, but due to a hack of John Podesta's email account.

However, in light of the latest FBI scandal involving Anthony Weiner, It remains to be seen if either Band or the Clintons are screwed - it appears that the general public has more than enough distractions to forget about this potential graft scandal involving the Clintons and their influence-peddling clients.

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jcaz's picture

Thank God these morons document EVERYTHING in writing......

Apparently no one in the Clinton administration can take a dump without sending out 40 emails about it....

BaBaBouy's picture

Answer = TRexit 2016 ~~~

nibiru's picture

Lock them up!


Imagine Trump getting the presidency in Brexit-style swoop and not only investigate the case of Hillary but also open a full inquiry into Bill Clinton's pay-to-play during his tenure + CGI aspect.


Soon only the child of Chelsea will be the only Clinton NOT in jail.

BaBaBouy's picture

When Will Those Venerable Words Be Uttered again... "Im Not A Crook" ???

Infocat's picture

These people are fundamentally without honor. They should never be near the White House.

two hoots's picture


Imagine these funds being cut off from the Clinton Foundation as foreigners and others see it as a liability?   The Clinton world is ‘bout to change.


Bad Attitude's picture

All this influence peddling isn't an issue if it isn't reported in the MSM.

And, I haven't seen any mention of anyone trying to claw back any of the money that has gone to the CGI. The Clintons need to be left destitute and broke (for real this time).

Forward (over the cliff).

Paul Kersey's picture

Podesta sounds like a slang term for a prostitute's twat.  "Before capturing her first John, the spidery-armed streetwalker had hastily shaved and powdered her podesta."

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Paul Kersey Oct 30, 2016 1:29 PM

Could Bill Clinton be the first President to serve time after leaving office?  Nah.  Obama will pardon him hoping Trump will do the same for him when it comes to that - and it will come to that when we learn everything about the Obama Administration's crooked dealings.

This on CNN about the emails discovered on the Weiner computer:

"The investigators saw enough of the emails to determine that they appeared pertinent to the previously completed investigation and that they may be emails not previously reviewed."

"Investigators believe it's likely the newly recovered trove will include emails that were deleted from the Clinton server before the FBI took possession of it as part of that earlier investigation."

This looks really bad for Hillary and Huma.


Long-John-Silver's picture

Obama will pardon him hoping Trump will do the same for him when it comes to that


Trump seams to be the kind of Leader that would never pardon anyone. If anything I'd bet he would help march them off to jail.

stocktivity's picture

Trump owes nothing to nobody. Which is exactly why he will be elected. Joe 6 pack is pissed.

Tarzan's picture

These worms don't play nice, especially while cornered!  Trump better gird up, guaranteed, there will be cross hairs on his head, as the elite take sides against each other, as the dark side goes to war among themselves.

The Clinton's are in a world of hurt, and there's nothing more vicious then a cornered wounded animal, and they are ANIMALS.

If you thought the elite were out to get you, watch as they turn on each other.  It's going to be a blood bath!

It's all fun and games serving Satan, until demons come to drag your soul into hell.  There are no smiles in the Clinton camp today. it's all fear and loathing in their smoke filled rooms.

Let the unraveling begin, this is going to be fun, watching these reprobates eat each other, watching as the mighty fall!

The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning Against everyone who is proud and lofty And against everyone who is lifted up, That he may be abased.

BarkingCat's picture

Let's hope not enough is known when Obama leaves office that there is not a basis for a pardon.

Umh's picture

President Obama will pardon Ms. Clinton to protect his ass.

LilyDad's picture

Unless he is brought up on treason, nullifying his pardon....


The Ram's picture

I noticed that many posters on ZH do nto understand a Presidential pardon.  Two things need to happen.  The President must still be in office, and the the person pardoned must be convicted.  By the time there are any people convicted in the entire email/corruption scandal, Obama would be well out of office.

Bad Attitude's picture

You are assuming the law is followed. A risky assumption with this regime.

Forward (over the cliff)!

Umh's picture

You are only half right. Think about Richard Nixon for a moment.

kiwidor's picture

perhaps you were thinking of pudenda.   Podesta's Jar is more like it.  like pandora's jar/box.   Out of it comes lies, corruption, fraud, etc.  the last thing left is not hope, as was the case with Pandora's jar, but cemetery dust.

Paul Kersey's picture

Didn't think anyone would pick up on the Lysistrata spoof.

norecovery's picture

Wikileaks grabbed HRC by the Podesta.

rrrr's picture

A man was thinking about buying a racehorse. The man who was selling it said, "You should see her twat." The buyer lifted the horse's tail to look, and the seller said, "No. I mean you should see her twat awound the twack!"

TheVigilant1's picture

What is the words origin please ?

Magooo's picture

A podesta is when a whore takes  fist up her ass and a another up her twat.   You need to be extra for dat

SokPOTUS's picture

Ya'll are just peddling influence....

PhysicalRealm's picture

...  if it isn't reported in the MSM. 


Why is there zero alternative/real/honest news on TV?  How the fuck much does it cost to buy a bunch of TV stations, or start your own network?  Imagine the bux flowing toward that new network when those news-virgin sheep find out there really /is/ news out there and they never knew.  Some deep pockets need to start up an alt news /broadcast/ TV network and tell me where to buy their stock.


FIAT CON's picture

It needs to be crowd funded or x sheeple funded...and never sensored.  We can all see what happens when big corporations fund news networks.

Archibald Buttle's picture

and if it makes it off the ground somehow, it will be regulated out of existence or bought out by an insider.

TruthHunter's picture

Pandering to the FSA is a form of influence peddling.

Likewise, it will distort the political process in harmful ways.

To use her own words, "nooses" for all.

Jail is a waste of money. Besides, she's probably a provable mass murderer.

GoldLion's picture

Yeah and then the IRS under Trump will go after them for back taxes due to write-offs that weren't write-off able.

css1971's picture

You need to watch this to understand why fundamentally corrupt people are having no real difficulty getting to the presidency.

JRobby's picture

Citizens United, K Street

K Street, Citizens United

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Maybe so, but never forget it was Hillary: The Movie that started the whole CU case. Contrast that with every talking head that has said, "we haven't been able to verify the authenticity" when it comes to Wikileaks as well as O' Keefe's first person videos.

JRobby's picture

Clearly he knew it was illegal. The "screwed" statement confirms his "beliefs". BTW it is illegal.

501(c)(3) revoked, they owe tax on most of it. IRS is too busy chasing frauds and getting hacked (causing more fraud) to see the biggest fraud in history?

Surely they were not instructed to look the other way?

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Um, the IRS is undoubtedly too busy working with the Treasury Department and the NSA to identify "terrorists" (i.e. law-abiding U.S. citizens). That's the part of the Deep State "terrorism" disaster that's hardly ever talked about. The so-called "law enforcement" agencies of the Federal government are so busy chasing so-called "terrorists" that there is little-to-no enforcement action taken against all of the white-collar criminals who are busy looting the  Treasury and destroying the good reputation of the United States. Looks like the global banking cabal and all it's enablers within the U.S. government will continue feeding off of the U.S. economy until our country is completely sucked dry.

Croesus's picture

Shillary is Finished. 

If "They" don't indict her, and rig the electoral college in her favor, there will be widespread rebellion. 

TPTB (who are the minor-ist of minorities) will be dealing with a lot of VERY PISSED-OFF people. 

Their best bet, is to let an unadulterated election take place, and "DO NOT FUCK WITH US". 

DanDaley's picture

...unadulterated election... You're asking a LOT from these people.

y3maxx's picture

--Be patient friends....BOMBSHELL COMING

After Comie saw A G plead the fifth over a public accessable Iran deal,

he finally put his foot down.


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) y3maxx Oct 30, 2016 12:01 PM

Wiener "cooperating with the FBI"

He was going to get a payday as fake husband, then it all blew up.

My prediction is she is a spy and guilty of treason, will run to Qatar or Saudi.

WillyGroper's picture


with you on the spy.

check out the gematria on both helliary/huma & the quake in italy.

sure would like to know how to combine both astrology & gematria.

these folks are wicked.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture


Just Do It!  And, swoosh, her Candidacy / Candy-assy is over!

Enter Biden or turncoat Sanders.

GreatUncle's picture

But Biden is part of the crime syndicate.

guitarzaan's picture

Sanders is part of the crime syndicate, too.  He's been in there for 30+ years.  He's as corrupt as the rest of them and his followers are a bunch of starry-eyed kids and old hippies too doped up to see through his MOAR free shit mantra that somebody -- including them -- will have to pay for.

Kayman's picture

I wonder if Buffett will strategically die, rather than be outed for his government influence; as opposed to the schtick about what a clever ol' Grampa he is.

The man has never created one job in America, only accumulated wealth by his proximity to government whores and the Fed's conduits.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Kayman Oct 30, 2016 12:04 PM

Hillary rally she says "We are going to raise taxes on the middle class"

Buffett sitting right in front of her applauds as do all her other stooges.

iAmerican3's picture
iAmerican3 (not verified) Kayman Oct 30, 2016 12:11 PM

Buffett got his break effecting the CIA's CapCities' takeover of ABC.