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Clinton Aide Doug Band Goes Off On “Backstabbing” Chelsea – “Apple Doesn’t Fall Far”

As we pointed out last week, long-time Clinton aide Doug Band had a bad habit of being brutally honest over email…particularly when it came to his feelings regarding “spoiled brat” Chelsea Clinton.  The following example comes from January 2012 when Band forwards a complimentary email from Chelsea (aka “Diane Reynolds”) essentially calling her a two-faced backstabber.

She sends me one of these types of emails every few days/week


As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far


A kiss on the cheek while she is sticking a knife in the back, and front

While it’s unclear exactly which parent Band is referencing with his “the apple doesn’t fall far” reference, we have our suspicions.



Of course, this wasn’t the first time Band intimated his true feelings about Chelsea to Podesta.  Just a couple of months earlier, in November 2011, Band sent the following email after Chelsea expressed her views that Band’s firm, Teneo, created potential conflicts of interest in going to State Department officials to seek assistance for clients, including MF Global. 

“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….”




After that, the situation escalated to the point that Band sent the following email two days later saying that Chelsea had pushed Clinton Foundation COO, Laura Graham, to the brink of suicide.  Within the email Band describes an encounter in which he received a “late night” call from Graham who was:

“…on staten island in her car parked a few feet from the waters edge with her foot on the gas pedal and the car in park.  She called me to tell me the stress of all of this office crap with wjc and cvc as well as that of her family had driven her to the edge and she couldn’t take it anymore.”



If he hasn’t already, now might be a really good time for Doug Band to disappear into a remote village deep in the Amazon for a while.