Hillary “Donated” Six-Figure College Speaking Fees to her own Presidential Campaign
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
After anger and protests by students after Hillary Clinton walked away with six figure speaking fees from their colleges, including $1 million from state colleges, she and her media apparatus have finally addressed the controversy.
Hillary Clinton on Friday said that she has donated all the money she has earned from her public speaking appearances at colleges and universities in the past year and a half to the Clinton Foundation.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work,” she told ABC News. “So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation.”
Except it doesn’t.
The Clinton Foundation is a promotional vehicle for Hillary Clinton. The New York Times also established that it was mismanaged. It does some charitable work, but so do the private foundations of most celebrities.
Hillary Clinton “donating” money to the Clinton Foundation amounts to the universities funding her campaign.
Where does that money go? Here’s one hint. The Clinton Foundation spent $12.1 million on travel expenses in 2011.
In 2012, $20 million went to direct program expenses and $50 million went to salaries and benefits. $8.6 million was spent on conferences and events. Another $5.2 million for meetings and training. And $8.7 million went to consulting.
This isn’t life-changing and life-saving work. It’s a political organization.
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