The Wall Street Journal is reporting that former president Bill Clinton received more than $8 million for 200 speeches while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Out of those appearances, more than 20 companies and one foreign government had “matters before Mrs. Clinton’s State Department.” Fifteen of these groups also gave between $5 million and $15 million to the Clinton Foundation during that time period.
The newspaper said there was no direct evidence of a quid pro quo, but some of the State Department actions benefitted the organizations that paid Bill Clinton.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Mr. Clinton has given mixed signals about whether he would abandon the paid-speaking circuit if his wife becomes president.”
You know he won’t – it’s a big payday for him. The scandalous duo left the White House once in disgrace and there is no reason to believe they won’t do it again if given the chance.
There is no question that these organizations and foreign governments are hoping for favors, is there?
In April The Washington Post found in their analysis of public records and foundation data that Bill Clinton was paid at least $26 million in speaking fees by companies and organizations that are also major donors to the foundation. Their “charitable” work is intricately intertwined with their ever-growing personal wealth.
It is not only the Clintons. Corporations, special interests, foreign governments are buying our politicians though the Clintons seem to have an edge on most others, especially when they are giving away US uranium mines and weaponry to terror-sponsoring nations like Qatar.