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Clinton discloses millions in book royalties, speaking fees

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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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A few days ago, Hillary filed a report to the FEC and boy does she have the income !!

Millions from book royalties and speaking fees.

And the filing revealed she has millions in a mutual fund and custody account.

The Clinton Campaign was quick to compare Trump's "billions" to Hillary's "millions" and focused on the fact that Trump won't release his tax returns (until the IRS is through auditing).


Clinton discloses millions in book royalties, speaking fees


Hillary Clinton filed financial documents Tuesday night showing that in 2015 she earned more than $5 million in royalties from her book "Hard Choices" and about $1.5 million in speaking fees before she launched her presidential campaign.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, continued his lucrative speaking tour through last November, reaping more than $5 million from banking, tech and other corporate interests.

Hillary Clinton released the candidate financial disclosure form she filed to the Federal Election Commission earlier this week. The 11-page document shows that most of her personal wealth is held in a Vanguard 500 Index Fund and a separate JP Morgan Custody Account, both valued at $5 million to $25 million.


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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

How much is in her and Bill's slush fund..... er...... Clinton Foundation?



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: xuenchen

How much is in her and Bill's slush fund..... er...... Clinton Foundation?


I've heard $2 Billion.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: xuenchen

How much is in her and Bill's slush fund..... er...... Clinton Foundation?


They have apparently raised more than $2 billion for the slush fund so far.

Clinton Foundation Vault



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Listen if people are going to pay her to do these stupid speaking engagements shame on her if she did not take the money...same goes for the books...there is a market out there for this stuff...

The real shame is using your political influence to make this money...one would assume that it is a conflict of interest that she is making money off of the public as a direct result of who she is in government...but hey...both sides make tons of coin so that is nothing new...



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: xuenchen

Listen if people are going to pay her to do these stupid speaking engagements shame on her if she did not take the money...same goes for the books...there is a market out there for this stuff...




Speaking arrangements tend to be favour returns, and I highly doubt they are anything more than that. I'm guessing it's the best kept secret on the hill. Since talking about it would slam the entire industry with negative scrutiny by the public. It would be like a lobbyist sitting around bragging about how they basically bribe public officials to enact the laws they write for them to table.

And the two are inextricably linked. Whoops, is the cat out now?

Think about it, who is going to hire a former or current public official for 100k to give a useless speech that is nothing more than a certified talking head bla bla'ing their ego for 20 mins to an hour? Only someone who has already benefitted or is going to benefit from it.

Of course there are situations where a president or former high seat official might bring value to a company or cause, but in most cases it's not worth what they charge.

If you go back and look at who's paying for these, I'd be willing to bet you will find campaign contributions for the same companies, foundations, NGOs or whatever, hiring them, and you will also find legislative efforts on behalf of the official that benefitted the corporate entity in some way. Besides giving them a token position on the Board, or a VP spot when they get out of office, they can just get their payouts in speaking fees.

Still if the two are tightly linked, incestual like the way Cheney was with Halliburton, they just give exit packages like the 35 million he got when he left to join Bush's cabinet. Chris Matthews called it a 'signing bonus' for becoming VP, and damned if it doesn't appear that way in hindsight.

There's a huge list of ex-officials who get hired on in top spots after leaving office from their favourite companies as well. And of course, 'speaking arrangements' from ex-presidents, which can be chip turn ins, or the ex-chief using his political pull to push something they are currently seeking. But the bottom line is their words are not worth nearly what they are paid for delivering them. There's always something read in between the lines for those speaking engagements.

EDIT: Just to note, by mentioning Cheney, Im not trying to turn it into a partisan issue. It's absolutely an issue that crosses party lines, basically the quid pro quo to politics. The mainstay of political families and one of the main reasons they are generational. It's a family industry for certain lineages.




The real shame is using your political influence to make this money...one would assume that it is a conflict of interest that she is making money off of the public as a direct result of who she is in government...but hey...both sides make tons of coin so that is nothing new...


Really, that's the whole point of politics. There are very few politicians who go into political life for public service. Those that do stay very local and are usually tightly embedded with their constituents, on the city or district level. And they tend not to move away from that, since they aren't political

Politics, the etymology of the word has a couple meanings, one is controlling government positions and the other is literally 'to have influence over others'.


Politics is the process of making uniform decisions applying to all members of a group. It also involves the use of power by one person to affect the behavior of another person.

edit on 18-5-2016 by boncho because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 31 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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July 31, 2016

When Hillary Clinton declares that, "It Takes a Village to be Stronger Together", what the heck is she talking about?



posted on Jul, 31 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: mobiusmale

originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: xuenchen

How much is in her and Bill's slush fund..... er...... Clinton Foundation?


They have apparently raised more than $2 billion for the slush fund so far.

Clinton Foundation Vault


That's a perceptive post on your part, mobiusmale. The Clinton Foundation is yet ANOTHER dark cloud hanging over Hillary's candidacy. The IRS is now investigating her Foundation's Slush Funds.

Story: townhall.com...



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