Bill Clinton Took To Twitter To Defend Himself And His Family Against Accusations Of The Family Using Haiti Relief Funds To Pay For Chelsea's Wedding
Former President Bill Clinton took to Twitter to defend himself and his family against accusations of the family using Haiti relief funds to pay for Chelsea's wedding.
"No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding," Clinton wrote.
"It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc."
Clinton continued with a link to this Washington Post article:
This allegation first emerged in a tweet by WikiLeaks, which highlighted a 2012 email from a former Bill Clinton aide to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. “Chelsea Clinton used Clinton Foundation resources for her wedding,” the group tweeted the Sunday morning before election day.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Podesta. WikiLeaks had been doling out leaks for weeks but presumably held on to this one for maximum impact just before Election Day.
The only U.S. newspaper that reported the story was the New York Post, which ran this print-edition headline: “Bridal $weet for Chelsea; Foundation cash for nups.”
The first paragraph also stressed the cash angle: “Chelsea Clinton used her family foundation’s cash to pay for her wedding, living expenses and taxes on gifts of cash from her parents, according to a bombshell email made public Sunday.”
The story also was picked up by British tabloids, Fox News, Russian news agencies and various right-leaning websites. Fox headlined its story: “Clinton aide says Foundation paid for Chelsea’s wedding.” Read more.
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