May 21, 2014

The $5 Million Woman

This week, Mother Jones is reporting on the $5 million (and counting!) in speaking fees that Hillary has managed to amass since leaving the State Department just last year.

Since leaving State, Clinton has made more than 90 speeches and notable appearances. Her hosts have included private equity firms, investment banks, nonprofit galas, trade association conventions, and a slew of colleges and universities. At least two-dozen of those were paid speeches. With her usual fee of $200,000 a speech, Clinton has banked close to $5 million for her speeches and appearances in the last 15 months.

Getting paid millions by companies that would have business before the next administration raises more questions of Clintonian cronyism.