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A Case Study In “Bill Clinton, Inc.”

- October 27, 2016

How Teneo Hit Up John Podesta On Behalf Of A Client, Foundation Donor,  And Paid Speaking Sponsor

DOUG BAND’S 2011 “BILL CLINTON INC.” MEMO NOTED TENEO CLIENT AND FOUNDATION DONOR BHP BILLITON

In A 2011 Memo To Clinton Foundation Auditors, Doug Band Noted That BHP Billiton Had Donated $20,000 TO CGI In 2011, And Had Been A Client Of Teneo’s Since Early 2011. “BHP Billiton Limited – Total Giving:  $20,000 for CGI 2011.  BHP, one of the world’s largest companies, had never sent anyone to attend CGI nor has any relationship with the Foundation. A client of Teneo’s since early 2011, Teneo partners encouraged them to send a senior person to CGI in 2011 to begin building a stronger relationship between BHP and the Foundation/President Clinton.” (Doug Band Email To John Podesta, “Blank,” Attachment, John Podesta Wikileaks, 11/16/11)

In His Memo, Band Also Noted BHP Had Offered President Clinton $175,000 For A Speech In 2012, And That The Offer Was Being Vetted By The State Department. “BHP – $175,000 in 2012. BHP is hosting a board of directors meeting in June of 2012. We encouraged them to do it in NY and pay Presdent [sic] Clinton through Walker. The offer is currently at the state department being vetted.” (Doug Band Email To John Podesta, “Blank,” Attachment, John Podesta Wikileaks, 11/16/11)

On June 20, 2012, Bill Clinton Was Paid $175,000 For A Speech To BHP Billiton. (Hillary Clinton, 2012 Personal Financial Disclosure, Accessed 10/27/16)

In 2014, Band Pushed Podesta To Take A Meeting With BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie Saying It The Meeting Was “Important” To Him

In February 2014, Senior Managing Director Of The Teneo Group, Orson Porter, Attempted To Set Up A Meeting Between BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie And Then- White House Counselor John Podesta. “As always, I am proud of you my friend. As you may know I recently departed Nike and joined the Teneo group. Since you have joined the White House, I keep hearing your name in various meetings and thought I would reach out to offer my support. When you have time I would love to give you some feedback from some of the corporate clients I am working with and I would also like to present you with a possible meeting request. Andrew Mackenzie, the CEO of BHP Billiton will be in DC the first week of March (5th or 6th) and was interested in meeting with you. BHP Billiton employees nearly 5,000 employees across the nation and will be making some additional investments. The purpose of the meeting will be to educate you on the company’s expanding U.S. footprint and possible environmental partnerships.” (Orson Porter To John Podesta, “Greetings!” John Podesta WikiLeaks, 2/7/14)

  • Later In The Chain, Doug Band Pushed John Podesta To Take The Meeting, Writing That He “Would Really Appreciate If [Podesta] Could See Andrew.” “Sorry to pester. Would really appreciate if you could see Andrew, important to me.” (Doug Band To John Podesta, “Re: Greetings!” John Podesta WikiLeaks, 2/27/14)

 


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