It is now obvious to the most casual observer that Hillary and Bill are no longer dead broke. In the 2013 to 2015 time frame they have pulled down almost $50 Million dollars in speaking fees and honorariums. That is not a bad piece of change. What could they possibly have spoken about that would be worth that much? What corporate giants and financial institutions are paying these exorbitant fees? How much gravitas does a former Secretary of State have? The plain answer is that it is not what they speak about. This is unabashed buying of influence and betting on future gains. There has to be a Quid Pro Quo, with Bill and Hillary having to deliver some back scratching in the future. You can take that to the bank, too.
As Written By Michael Walsh for the New York Post:
How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M:
“Follow the money.” That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It’s shorthand for political corruption: At what point do “contributions” become bribes, “constituent services” turn into quid pro quos and “charities” become slush funds?
Ronald Reagan was severely criticized in 1989 when, after he left office, he was paid $2 million for a couple of speeches in Japan. “The founding fathers would have been stunned that an occupant of the highest office in this land turned it into bucks,” sniffed a Columbia professor.
So what would Washington and Jefferson make of Hillary Rodham Clinton? Mandatory financial disclosures released this month show that, in just the two years from April 2013 to March 2015, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state collected $21,667,000 in “speaking fees,” not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, “Hard Choices.”
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