CNN FEB. 6, 2016 $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

 By Robert Yoon, CNN Updated 1:15 PM ET, Sat February 6, 2016 (CNN)Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows. In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

The analysis was made at a time when Hillary Clinton has been under scrutiny for her ties to Wall Street, which has been a major focus of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail.

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Reader’s comment: (+12 # RMDC 2016-01-09 13:56) The irony is that these speeches are so clearly bribes. Clinton and most other politicians who do this just read the same old boiler plate to an audience that is barely listening. But the money is transferred and all appears legal and above board. Really this is a form of money laundering. These are bribes that are washed clean by a 45 minute speech.

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