Chelsea Clinton used foundation to help pay for wedding: email

Chelsea Clinton used foundation to help pay for wedding: email, by Merisa Schultz.

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.

Doug Band, formerly a top aide to President Bill Clinton, griped about the former first daughter’s spending in a Jan. 4, 2012, email released 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 to John Podesta, now Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. “I hope that you will speak to her and end this. Once we go down this road…”

The Clinton Foundation is a registered charity, and should not be used for personal expenses.

How much should the wedding of a politician’s daughter cost?

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding is estimated to have cost about $3 million, but is unclear how much money or resources went from the Foundation to the wedding and what it went toward, if in fact, funds were used.

hat-tip Matthew