WASHINGTON (AP) – A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton’s State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president’s business ventures and fundraising for the family’s charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.
The 13-page memo, by Doug Band, detailed the former president’s management of “Bill Clinton Inc.” It was included in hacked emails from the private account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that were released by WikiLeaks.
Band described the “unorthodox nature” of how he dealt with Bill Clinton’s dual interests in seeking out speech and consulting ventures around the world while he raised funds for the Clinton Foundation.
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