A Washington Post Investigation: The Clintons’ fundraising operation — $3 billion amassed by one couple, working in tandem for more than four decades — has no equal.


When he was raising early money for his presidential campaign in 1991, Bill Clinton received a boost from the conservative founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton. The Post investigation found that many top Clinton patrons supported them in multiple ways, helping finance their political causes, their legal needs, their philanthropy and their personal bank accounts. In some cases, companies connected to their donors hired the Clintons as paid speakers, helping them collect more than $150 million on the lecture circuit in the past 15 years.

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Lee Fang: TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign

25230373841_588a403571_bLEE FANG, an investigative journalist at The Intercept (founded by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill) covering the intersection of money and politics: Well, Cutter was—on Meet the Press was introduced as a former Obama campaign official, a Democratic campaign expert, but wasn’t—what was not disclosed was that the firm that she co-founded, Precision Strategies, has been retained for consulting work by the Hillary campaign throughout last year, including the time that she came on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss the campaign and the state of the race.

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Bill Clinton puts Billionaire’s Money Where His Mouth Is

Washinton Post – Clinton gave 13 speeches for which he made more than $500,000. Eleven of those occurred since January 2009, when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state. Only two happened before then.

In 2014, eye, the Washington Post analyzed Clinton’s speaking fees and found he made at least $104 million in speaking fees between 2001 through 2012 — more than half of that income came from speeches in foreign countries (though he gave more speeches within the United States)

Here’s a list of all the speeches for which Clinton received a fee of $500,000 or higher, including the year, location, host and actual fee:

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