Magazine | October 20, 2014, Issue

In Re: Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky

Wilson & Sterling

A professional corporation

IN RE: CLINTON/CLINTON CONTINUATION-OF-MARRIAGE AGREEMENT 2000, AND ADDENDA, UPDATED OCTOBER 2014

Dear Steve:

Many thanks for your phone call yesterday. I received your e-mail proposal this morning and have discussed it with my client, Secretary Clinton.

As you know, my client, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, treasures the relationship and loving marriage she shares with your client, former president Bill Clinton. She wishes for me to convey to you, and through you to her husband, whom she loves and with whom she enjoys a mutually loving and beneficial marriage, congratulations and best wishes on his becoming a grandfather. She wishes for me to convey to you, and through you to her husband, many thanks for the humorous “Gramma Don’t Take No Crap!” apron that our office recently received from your office as a gift from the president.

Your proposal strikes us as useful and constructive and well within the guidelines of the most recent amended agreement of the MASTER AGREEMENT, CONTINUATION OF CLINTON/CLINTON MARRIAGE 2000–20xx, 26,976 pages, AMENDMENT XXIX with special reference to the GRANDPARENTS AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY section.

What we propose is a series of “casual” and “impromptu” photo opportunities, to be orchestrated over an upcoming weekend in the Chappaqua residence, in which your client and mine can interact meaningfully on camera with their new infant grandchild.

Please let us know at your earliest convenience when your client is available for this 48-hour photo session. He will be required to bring along several changes of clothes, reflecting the various seasonal “scenarios” we will try to capture to make this an efficient and stress-free session.

With best wishes,

Greg

[dictated but not read]

Wilmer, Patton

A professional corporation

IN RE: CLINTON/CLINTON CONTINUATION-OF-MARRIAGE AGREEMENT 2000, AND ADDENDA, UPDATED OCTOBER 2014

Dear Greg:

Many thanks for your letter. I have a call in to you from last week, but wanted to jot down some thoughts to clarify issues before we speak.

As you know, my client, former president Bill Clinton, remains a devoted and loving husband to your client, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. (I notice that you used the “Hillary Rodham Clinton” formulation in your letter to me. Is this a new choice? Please recall that all forms of address were carefully negotiated — and revisited — in the original document CLINTON/CLINTON CONTINUATION-OF-MARRIAGE AGREEMENT, both the 1998 Basic Draft and the subsequent Addenda — the “Senator” and “Madam Secretary” codicils.)

While my client reiterates his deep love and total commitment to his long and lasting marriage, it is also prudent to note that a 48-hour period of togetherness in the Chappaqua home — even one as focused and on-point as a photo session with the newly born infant grandchild — will be trying and stressful. Your client, it must be said, has no heart- and/or stress-related health issues. My client, sadly, does. And we cannot afford another Thanksgiving 2011 incident.

What we are suggesting — and please bear in mind that this photo opportunity was the original idea of my client, something he is under no obligation to do, something that inures 100 percent to your client — is that my client be allowed, for the duration of the two-night photo session, to invite a guest (or guests) into his private bedroom suite as a “stress reliever” and a “relaxation aid” as he makes himself available for various photographic scenarios, both seasonal and holiday, in the appropriate wardrobe, with the new infant grandchild, while gazing devotedly at your client.

Please respond in writing as soon as convenient with your thoughts on this matter as scheduling is a concern.

With best wishes,

Steve

[dictated but not read]

Schulte & Moore

A professional corporation

IN RE: CHARLOTTE CLINTON MEZVINSKY

Dear Greg and Steve:

In the interests of efficiency, I’m writing to both of you to inform you that as of this morning, the infant daughter of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky has retained the firm of Schulte & Moore as legal and business representatives.

I will be personally representing Charlotte in all areas, including (but not limited to) her interactions with your clients.

I understand that both of your clients are interested in arranging a 48-hour “photo op” session in which to capture images of a happy and loving family doting sweetly on the new infant. I certainly don’t want to stand in the way of that.

And yet, as the baby’s legal and financial representative, I am compelled to ask you both to explain how, exactly, my client benefits from such a transaction. In what way is my client to be compensated for her time and efforts contributing to what will surely be image-burnishing photographs, fundraising Twitpics, and other “good feeling” material?

Please supply my office with your itemized proposals at your earliest convenience. We all look forward to a long and fruitful grandparent–grandchild relationship.

All the best,

Douglas

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