It appears that Hillary Clinton improperly used her position as Obama’s Secretary of State to help husband Bill rake in a whopping $48 Million in consulting and speaking fees around the world.
The State Department has designated ethics advisers to alert the Secretary of State about potential or actual conflicts of interest. They were tasked with keeping an eye on Bill Clinton’s consulting and speech schedules, but somehow never found a single objection to even one of Bill Clinton’s proposed speeches.
In the four years his wife was presiding over U.S. foreign policy, Bill Clinton gave 215 speeches in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Panama, Turkey, Taiwan, India, the Cayman Islands and other countries. This averages out to more than four per month, with a typical speaking fee falling in the $300,000 range.
Some of these speeches were delivered in global hotspots where Secretary of State Clinton was actively working. And many were paid for by entities that stood to benefit by currying favor from the Obama administration. Interestingly, the Clinton-Obama State Department permitted a consultancy with a mover and shaker in the Arab world, but objected to his doing something similar with an Israeli-American.
State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clinton’s COS copied on all decisions By Luke Rosiak and Micah Morrison – July 30, 2014
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