- At least 2 dozen different companies paid Bill Clinton to give speeches while they had issues pending at the State Department – while Hillary was running the agency
- $8 million was paid to him and 15 of those companies gave $15 million more to the Clinton
Graft N’ ScamFoundation
- Campaign says there is “no evidence” that any pay-to-play deal existed or that the money resulted in preferential treatment
Perhaps these 24+ companies honestly felt that Bill Clinton was SUCH an amazing speaker that he was worth millions – and that their dealings with his wife’s federal agency were merely coincidental. And that there was no better place on earth to charitably donate.
But that’s unlikely.
Far far far more likely: They paid to have access and influence. And the Clintons encouraged it with every fiber of their corrupt greedy being.
Via The Daily Mail
At least two dozen different companies, groups or foreign governments paid former President Bill Clinton hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees at the same time that they had issues pending with the State Department that was being run by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, alleges a new report this week.
More than $8 million was eventually paid out to the former president – and 15 of the organizations also donated as much as $15 million to the family’s charity, The Clinton Foundation, according to the report published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.
The detailed disclosure is the latest example of the increased scrutiny that has come of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as the nation’s top diplomat from 2009 to 2013. She is currently the Democratic presidential front-runner.
A Clinton campaign spokesman told the paper that ‘no evidence exists’ of any quid pro quo between the companies’ interests at the State Department and the fees they paid the former president – and the Journal itself ‘found no evidence that speaking fees were paid to the former president in exchange for any action by Mrs. Clinton.’
The Journal said based its report on ‘financial-disclosure forms, lobbying records and emails released by the State Department’ and specifically at Bill Clinton’s speeches ‘given or arranged while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state.’
Some of Clinton’s speeches came on foreign soil. He was paid $1 million for two speeches sponsored by the government of Abu Dhabi, for example, around the same time the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security were negotiating with the city to build a U.S. diplomatic mission aimed at easing visa restrictions on travelers.
Brian Fallon, a Clinton campaign spokesman, said ‘no evidence exists’ that the former president’s speaking fees were tied to any actions taken by the State Department to the organizations that paid him.
Likewise, representatives of most of the companies and groups also denied any such connection, but spokespersons for Abu Dhabi as well as several of the companies declined to comment.