A major Bill and Hillary Clinton supporter helped kill “unfavorable” stories in the National Enquirer about the former president, an internal Clinton Foundation memo shows.
Written by longtime Bill Clinton assistant Doug Band, the Nov. 12, 2011 memo lays out the complex relationship that Clintonworld had with Marc Lasry, a billionaire who then owned a majority of the debt for American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer.
“Mr. Lasry, like other Foundation donors, has a multifaceted relationship with the Foundation and the President,” reads the memo, which Band sent to two lawyers who were conducting an internal audit of the Clinton Foundation.
As part of that “multifaceted relationship,” Lasry contributed to the Clinton Foundation, hosted fundraisers at his home, hired Chelsea Clinton at his hedge fund, Avenue Capital Group, and helped Chelsea’s husband raise money for his own hedge fund.