Former president Bill Clinton lashed out on Twitter this weekend refuting reports that claim Clinton Foundation donations paid for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
Bill Clinton tweeted,
“No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc.”
The former President included a link to a report in The Washington Post that fact-checked the allegation, labeling it “a claim lacking any evidence.”
Bill Clinton’s denial of the years-old accusations comes after President Donald Trump reportedly called African nations “shithole countries” this week during a White House meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration policy.
‘The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors,’ Hillary tweeted. ‘Instead, we’re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.’
Chelsea tweeted: ‘Mr. President, immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and the 54 countries in Africa likely helped build your buildings. They’ve certainly helped build our country.’
That’s when Wikileaks jumped in to remind the world they have email proof that the Clintons did in fact pay for Chelsea’s wedding with Haiti relief funds. Former President Bill Clinton’s top aide wrote in 2012 that Chelsea Clinton used Clinton Foundation resources “for her wedding and life for a decade” and a top Foundation donor was responsible for “killing” unfavorable press coverage – all as an internal Foundation audit uncovered numerous conflicts of interest and “quid pro quo benefits,” according to emails released Sunday by WikiLeaks.
“The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents….,” Band wrote. “I hope that you will speak to her and end this[.] Once we go down this road….”
Bill Clinton claims that no Clinton Foundation “funds” were used to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. However, the leaked email from then top Bill Clinton aide Doug Band doesn’t say “funds” it says “resources”: https://t.co/hHY9OUwry3 https://t.co/mU2xJhASnL
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 14, 2018