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Hillary's Speaking Fees Are Donated to a Charity…Hers
« on: July 06, 2014, 06:12:01 AM »
Hillary's Speaking Fees Are Donated to a Charity…Hers

“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation."

7.5.2014 |
| Trey Sanchez |

Hillary Clinton told ABC News on Friday that all of the speaking fees she has amassed since being Secretary of State have been donated to her favorite nonprofit foundation… The Clinton Foundation, Christian Science Monitor reports.

Clinton has taken a lot of heat over the past several weeks after declaring that her and her husband Bill were "dead broke" after leaving the White House as president and first lady. No one believed her statement while knowing that she receives hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak at colleges, universities, and other events. So apparently she has to do a little backtracking to make sure everyone knows the money doesn't necessarily go to her bank account.

Clinton told ABC:

“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation.

The foundation, fully titled the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has collected between $750 million and $1.7 billion since the Clintons left office, according to The Wall Street Journal. Its aim is to help with "economic development, global health, climate change, and empowsering women and girls," writes CSM.

As the Clintons continue to struggle with figuring out their place amongst the "brokest" of Americans, their extended summer break begins in the Hamptons and should provide a peaceful landscape to ponder the query. Lord knows they need a vacation.
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Re: Hillary's Speaking Fees Are Donated to a Charity…Hers
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 09:10:24 AM »
The HuffPost scrambles to provide cover for another Clinton:
Here's What Chelsea Clinton Does With The Big Money She Earns For Speeches
 The Huffington Post   | By Mollie Reilly 
 Posted:  07/09/2014 1:21 pm EDT    Updated:  07/10/2014 1:59 am EDT   

Chelsea Clinton has followed her parents' footsteps into the paid lecture circuit, earning as much as $75,000 per speaking engagement.

The New York Times reports that Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is giving all her earnings to the family's nonprofit Clinton Foundation
. (Clinton is the vice chairwoman of the organization.) According to Clinton spokesman Kamyl Bazbaz, her speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation." The majority of her talks, Bazbaz says, are unpaid.

The speaking circuit has proven to be a lucrative income source for the Clintons. Bill Clinton, who began giving paid speeches shortly after leaving the White House in 2001, has earned upwards of $100 million from his speaking engagements. Hillary Clinton followed suit after leaving the State Department in 2013, and is reported to make over $200,000 per speech.

All the Clintons are represented by the Harry Walker Agency, which also boasts speakers like Al Gore, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.

The former secretary of state faced scrutiny over her speaking fees after students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas called on Clinton to return the $225,000 she will earn for speaking at a university function this fall. Clinton told ABC News that she donates all the proceeds from her speeches at colleges to the Clinton Foundation.
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