Newly released "Podesta Emails" published by WikiLeaks reveal that Chelsea Clinton was extremely worried about potential conflicts of interest between the Clinton Foundation, State Department and Teneo, a consulting firm that was founded by former aides to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Per The Washington Examiner, Teneo, founded by Doug Band and Declan Kelly, drew a lot of scrutiny for its decision to employ Huma Abedin during the final months of Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure. Chelsea apparently thought the firm created potential conflicts of interest when Abedin and Band went to State Department officials to seek assistance for Teneo's clients, including MF Global.
The situation escalated to the point that Doug Band sent the following email to John Podesta in November 2011 as he was"worried that if this story gets out, we are screwed." Among other things, Band had the following to say about Chelsea:
"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...."