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The $2 Billion Man

- July 26, 2016

Between A Global Foundation, Paid Speaking, And Foreign Business Deals, Potential First Dude Bill Clinton's Situation Is Ripe For Corruption


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • The Clinton Foundation is a unique problem Clinton and her corrupt family face, having raised $2 billion from corporations, wealthy individuals and foreign donors show how it is very vulnerable to conflicts of interest.
  • The Foundation has been a "joint enterprise from the start" for the Clinton's with Bill, peddling his status and celebrity to rake in donations from unsavory people, countries and corporations.
  • Bill Clinton has solicited donations from unsavory governments and corporations while making his allies rich through greasing deals for them around the world.
  • Past Clinton Foundation scandals have tarnished the reputation of the organization, with many of them resulting in embarrassing disclosure problems and violations of the ethics agreement that Bill signed with the Obama Administration prior to his wife becoming Secretary of State.
  • Bill Clinton's paid speeches have come under scrutiny, especially the ones given abroad during his wife's tenure as Secretary of State, with many of the foreign governments receiving preferential treatment following Bill's payout.
  • The former President has refused to rule out paid speaking if his wife becomes president.

CLINTON'S BILLION DOLLAR FAMILY FOUNDATION - HELMED BY BILL - IS VULNERABLE TO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

The Foundation "Was A Joint Enterprise From The Start" Between Bill And Hillary Clinton. "But Mrs. Clinton's effort to distance herself understates the extent to which the foundation was a joint enterprise from the start. Shortly after the Clintons left the White House, close advisers convened meetings at the couple's Washington home to map out Mr. Clinton's future as a philanthropist." (Don Van Natta Jr., Jo Becker, and Mike McIntire, "In Charity And Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap," The New York Times, 12/20/07)

" One Of The Reasons That The Clinton Foundation Has Become Such A Formidable Fund-Raising Machine Is That Donors Appear To Hope To Gain Access To The Corridors Of Political Power With Their Gifts." ("Why The Clinton Foundation Is So Controversial," The Economist, 2/7/16)

  • The Problem With The Clinton Foundation Is That Appears Vulnerable To Conflicts Of Interest. "The problem is that a foundation, which is led by an ex-president and someone who hopes to be elected president by the end of the year, can appear vulnerable to conflicts of interest." ("Why The Clinton Foundation Is So Controversial," The Economist, 2/7/16)

The Clinton Foundation Is A "Billion-Dollar Question Mark…" "The Clinton Foundation, long overshadowed as a campaign issue, is in the spotlight and likely to remain a billion-dollar question mark there." (William Douglas and Anita Kumar, "Why The Clinton Foundation And Foreign Money Are An Issue," McClatchy, 6/22/16)

The Money Has Come From "Corporate Titans, Foreign Governments, Political Donors And Other Wealthy Entities…" "Over the past 15 years, the Clinton Foundation has raised a staggering sum, close to $2 billion, from corporate titans, foreign governments, political donors and other wealthy entities, according to an investigation by the Washington Post." ("Why The Clinton Foundation Is So Controversial," The Economist, 2/7/16)

The Clinton Foundation, Specifically CGI "Operates Like An Economy In Which Celebrity Is The Main Currency," Securing Commitments For Charitable Activities. "CGI operates like an economy in which celebrity is the main currency. For Clinton, there is the appeal of tackling existential challenges by striking a deal, one on one, with the right influential person. He could help expand access to health care for millions, thanks to the whim of a billionaire like Saudi Arabia's Sheik Mohammed Al Amoudi; or get $30 million in loan guarantees to finance clean water utilities in India, via Dow Chemical; or $100 million for small-business development in Africa, courtesy of Shell." (Alec MacGillis, "Scandal At Clinton Inc.," The New Republic, 9/22/13)

Bill Allison Of The Sunlight Foundation: "The Clinton Foundation Is A Unique Non-Profit That Can't Be Separated From The American Political System." "Bill Allison, senior policy analyst at the Sunlight Foundation, a campaign finance watchdog group, says the Clinton foundation is a unique non-profit that can't be separated from the US political system. 'If there is foreign money coming into the Clinton Foundation, it will raise the question of - is the president going to be doing favors for a foreign business, a foreign government, a foreign individual? And you just cannot have that in the American system of government, where the president is supposed to represent the American people,' Allison said." (Julianna Goldman, "Chinese Company Pledged $2 Million To Clinton Foundation In 2013," CBS News, 3/16/15)

The Foundation "Has Given Contributors Entree, Outside The Traditional Political Arena, To A Possible President"

The Foundation "Has Given Contributors Entree, Outside The Traditional Political Arena, To A Possible President." "The financial success of the foundation, which funds charitable work around the world, underscores the highly unusual nature of another Clinton candidacy. The organization has given contributors entree, outside the traditional political arena, to a possible president. Foreign donors and countries that are likely to have interests before a potential Clinton administration - and yet are ineligible to give to U.S. political campaigns - have affirmed their support for the family's work through the charitable giving." (Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, "Clintons' Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion - And Some Key Questions," The Washington Post , 2/18/15)

According To The Washington Post, Nearly Half Of The Major Donors To Ready For Hillary And Nearly Half Of Her 2008 Campaign Bundlers Have Given At Least $10,000 To The Foundation. "Nearly half of the major donors who are backing Ready for Hillary, a group promoting her 2016 presidential bid, as well as nearly half of the bundlers from her 2008 campaign, have given at least $10,000 to the foundation, either on their own or through foundations or companies they run." (Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, "Clintons' Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion - And Some Key Questions," The Washington Post , 2/18/15)

  • "The Clintons Have Relied Heavily On Their Close Ties To Wall Street, With Donations From The Financial Services Sector Representing The Largest Share Of Corporate Donors." (Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, "Clintons' Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion - And Some Key Questions," The Washington Post , 2/18/15)

Offering "Mixed Signals," Bill Clinton Has Not Made Clear Whether Or Not He Would Abandon The Paid-Speaking Circuit If His Wife Becomes President. "Mr. Clinton has given mixed signals about whether he would abandon the paid-speaking circuit if his wife becomes president. Asked by NBC in May if he would remain on the speech circuit while his wife was running for president, Mr. Clinton responded, 'Oh, yeah. I gotta pay our bills.' In June, Bloomberg TV asked Mr. Clinton if he would still give paid speeches if Mrs. Clinton gained the White House. 'I don't think so,' he replied, saying he didn't want to make news that detracted from the presidency. Then he added: 'I will still give speeches, though, on the subjects I'm interested in.' A spokesman for Mr. Clinton, asked to clarify, pointed to the former president's previous statements." (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal,

BILL SOLICITS DONATIONS FOR HIS FOUNDATION FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING FROM INDIVIDUALS AND GOVERNMENTS HOPING TO CURRY FAVOR WITH A POTENTIAL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

"Rarely, If Ever, Has A Potential Commander In Chief Been So Closely Associated With An Organization That Has Solicited Financial Support From Foreign Governments." "Rarely, if ever, has a potential commander in chief been so closely associated with an organization that has solicited financial support from foreign governments. Clinton formally joined the foundation in 2013 after leaving the State Department, and the organization was renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation." (Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Foreign Governments Gave Millions To Foundation While Clinton Was At State Dept.," The Washington Post , 2/25/15)

The Foundation's Most "Controversial Donors Are Foreign Governments Or Other Foreign Entities…" "Its perhaps most controversial donors are foreign governments or other foreign entities, such as the governments of Oman and Kuwait, which are by law not allowed to give any form of donation to American politicians running for office." ("Why The Clinton Foundation Is So Controversial," The Economist, 2/7/16)

During Clinton's Tenure At The State Department, Foreign Donors And Their Organizations Accounted For Between $34 And $68 Million In Donations And $60 Million In Commitments To The Foundation. "All told, more than a dozen foreign individuals and their foundations and companies were large donors to the Clinton Foundation in the years after Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, collectively giving between $34 million and $68 million, foundation records show. Some donors also provided funding directly to charitable projects sponsored by the foundation, valued by the organization at $60 million." (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends," The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15)

Voices On The Left And Right "Are Questioning Whether Foreign Donors Ponied Up Big Checks Expecting Something In Return Should Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton Become The Next President…" "But it financed that work in part with tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments, including some that mistreat women and gays. Watchdog groups have challenged it to open its books, without success. And now bipartisan voices - from Donald Trump on the right to Bernie Sanders on the left - are questioning whether foreign donors ponied up the big checks expecting something in return should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton become the next president of the U.S." (William Douglas and Anita Kumar, "Why The Clinton Foundation And Foreign Money Are An Issue," McClatchy, 6/22/16)

More Than 40 Percent Of The Top Donors To The Foundation Are Based In Foreign Countries. "More than 40 percent of the top donors to the Clinton family foundation are based in foreign countries, raising potential conflict-of-interest questions for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee." (William Douglas and Anita Kumar, "Why The Clinton Foundation And Foreign Money Are An Issue," McClatchy, 6/22/16)

  • Contributions "May Spur Questions About The Independence Of A Potential Commander In Chief Who Has Solicited Money From Foreign Donors With A Stake In The Actions Of The U.S. Government." "The role of interests located in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Argentina may spur questions about the independence of a potential commander in chief who has solicited money from foreign donors with a stake in the actions of the U.S. government." (Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, "Clinton Foundation's Global Network Overlaps With Family's Political Base," The Washington Post , 2/19/15)

Some Of These Donations Bill Has Accepted Come From Countries With Poor Human Rights Records, Putting Hillary At Odds With Her Supposed Record As A Woman's Rights Advocate

Clinton Now "Finds Herself Under Attack For Her Family Foundation's Acceptance Of Millions Of Dollars In Donations From Middle Eastern Countries Known For Violence Against Women And For Denying Them Many Basic Freedoms." "It was supposed to be a carefully planned anniversary to mark one of the most important and widely praised moments in Hillary Rodham Clinton's political career - and to remind the country, ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign, about her long record as a champion for the rights of women and girls. Instead, as Mrs. Clinton commemorates her 1995 women's rights speech in Beijing in back-to-back events in New York, she finds herself under attack for her family foundation's acceptance of millions of dollars in donations from Middle Eastern countries known for violence against women and for denying them many basic freedoms. This was not how she intended to reintroduce herself to American voters." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

While "Advancing Women Has Been Her Central Life's Work," Even Clinton's "Most Strident Critics Could Not Have Predicted" She Would "Prove Vulnerable On The Subject." "Mrs. Clinton's glide path to a likely April announcement that she will seek the presidency was built around women's issues. Advancing women has been her central life's work, as she and her admirers say proudly; she made it a priority as secretary of state and focused on it as a philanthropist. But that focus also allowed Mrs. Clinton, who played down her gender in 2008, to frame her second attempt at the White House in what could be one way to make it special and new: as a shot at history for her and for all women. And for someone who has so long been lampooned, and demonized on the right, as overly calculating, playing up her gender as a strength would also allow her to demonstrate her nurturing, maternal - and newly grandmotherly - side to voters whom she may have left cold in the past. Even her most strident critics could not have predicted that Mrs. Clinton would prove vulnerable on the subject." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

  • "The Donations From Countries With Poor Records On Women's Rights, However, Presented A Difficult Appearance Problem For A Candidate Running In Part As The Embodiment Of Women's Aspirations To Equality." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

The New York Times Headline: "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate" (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate,"The New York Times, 3/8/15)

The State Department Has Highlighted Human Rights Abuses, Including Sex Discrimination, In Countries That Have Given The Foundation Tens Of Millions Of Dollars. "But the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei - all of which the State Department has faulted over their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

  • Saudi Arabia, "A Particularly Generous Benefactor To The Clinton Foundation," Was "Tersely Faulted" By Clinton's State Department For Gender Discrimination. "The department's 2011 human rights report on Saudi Arabia, the last such yearly review prepared during Mrs. Clinton's tenure, tersely faulted the kingdom for 'a lack of equal rights for women and children,' and said violence against women, human trafficking and gender discrimination, among other abuses, were all 'common' there. Saudi Arabia has been a particularly generous benefactor to the Clinton Foundation, giving at least $10 million since 2001, according to foundation disclosures. At least $1 million more was donated by Friends of Saudi Arabia, co-founded by a Saudi prince." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

On June 27, 2014, Human Rights And Labor Activists In 13 Cities Around The World, Including In Los Angeles, CA, Held An "International Day Of Action" Pressing The Sultan Of Brunei To Repeal Laws That Discriminated Against Gays And Women. "Human rights and labor activists in 13 cities on four continents will hold an 'international day of action' on June 27 to press for the Sultan of Brunei to repeal laws that discriminate against gays and women. The protests, which are being organized by LGBT groups and international labor unions, are planned in every country where the Sultan's Dorchester Collection owns hotels: in London, at the Dorchester and 45 Park; in Geneva at Le Richemond; in Milan at the Hotel Principe de Savoia; in Rome at the Hotel Eden; in Paris at Le Meurice and in Beverly Hills at the Will Rogers Memorial park across the street from the Beverly Hills Hotel." (Tina Daunt, "Activists Set Worldwide Day of Protest Against Sultan of Brunei," The Hollywood Reporter, 6/24/14)

  • As Of 2016, The Government Of Brunei Darussalam Has Donated Between $1,000,001 And $5,000,000 To The Clinton Foundation. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 3/15/16)

According To The 2012 U.S. State Department Report On Human Rights Practices For Kuwait, Human Rights Problems In Kuwait Included Limitations Of Freedom Of Speech And Assembly, And Human Trafficking. "Principal human rights problems included limitations on citizens' right to change their government; restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, especially among foreign workers and stateless Arabs (called 'Bidoon'); trafficking in persons within the foreign worker population, especially in the domestic and unskilled service sectors; and limitations on workers' rights." ("Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 2012: Kuwait," U.S. State Department, 4/19/13)

  • As Of 2016, The State Of Kuwait Has Donated Between $5,000,001 And $10,000,000 To The Clinton Foundation. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 3/15/16)

According To The 2012 U.S. State Department Report On Human Rights Practices For Oman, Human Rights Violations Reported Included Political And Economic Discrimination Of Women, And Restriction Of Freedom Of Speech And Assembly. "The principal human rights problems were the inability of citizens to change their government, limits on freedom of speech and assembly, and discrimination against women, including political and economic exclusion based on cultural norms. Thirty-two individuals were convicted on charges of libel against the sultan during the year, receiving prison sentences from six to 18 months and fines of 500 to 1,000 Omani rials (approximately $1,300 to $2,600). Another 12 individuals were convicted on charges of illegal assembly (assembly without a permit) while peacefully protesting some of the libel convictions. The protesters each received a prison sentence of one year and a 1,000 rial fine (approximately $2,600)." ("Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 2012: Oman," U.S. State Department, 4/19/13)

  • As Of 2016, The Sultanate Of Oman Has Donated Between $1,000,001 And $5,000,000 To The Clinton Foundation, Making A New Donation In 2014. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 3/16/16)

According To The 2012 U.S. State Department Report On Human Rights Practices For Qatar, Legal, Institutional, And Cultural Discrimination Limited Women's Participation In Society. "Legal, institutional, and cultural discrimination against women limited their participation in society. The noncitizen 'Bidoon' (stateless persons) who resided in the country with an unresolved legal status experienced social discrimination." ("Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 2012: Qatar," U.S. State Department, 4/19/13)

  • As Of 2016, The State Of Qatar Has Donated Between $1,000,001 And $5,000,000 To The Clinton Foundation. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 3/15/16)

According To The 2012 U.S. State Department Report On Human Rights Practices For The United Arab Emirates, Domestic Abuse And Violence Were Human Rights Problems While Women Faced Legal And Societal Discriminations. "Domestic abuse and violence against women remained problems; however, police and social workers began to address the problems in close coordination, with the presence of social workers at police stations to communicate in private with victims of violence. The government also conducted programs to raise awareness of these problems throughout the year. Women and noncitizens faced legal and societal discrimination." ("Country Reports On Human Rights Practices For 2012: United Arab Emirates," U.S. State Department, 4/19/13)

  • As Of 2016, The United Arab Emirates Donated Between $1,000,001 And $5,000,000 To The Clinton Foundation, Making A New Donation In 2014. (Clinton Foundation, Accessed 3/15/16)

BILL SOLICITED DONATIONS FROM CORPORATIONS AT THE SAME TIME THEY WERE LOBBYING HIS WIFE'S STATE DEPARTMENT

These Companies Wanted Something From Clinton's State Department While They Were Giving Money To The Clinton Foundation

"At Least 60 Companies That Lobbied The State Department During Her Tenure Donated A Total Of More Than $26 Million To The Clinton Foundation…" "At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public and foundation disclosures." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Hillary Clinton's Complex Corporate Ties," The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15)

  • "At Least 44 Of Those 60 Companies Also Participated In Philanthropic Projects Valued At $3.2 Billion That Were Set Up Though A Wing Of The Foundation Called The Clinton Global Initiative…" "At least 44 of those 60 companies also participated in philanthropic projects valued at $3.2 billion that were set up though a wing of the foundation called the Clinton Global Initiative, which coordinates the projects but receives no cash for them." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Hillary Clinton's Complex Corporate Ties," The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15)

THE FOUNDATION IS A SCHEME THAT HAS GOTTEN FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF BILL RICH

Bill Greased A Kazak Mining Deal That Make His Foundation Donor Friends Millions

Bill Clinton And Giustra Met In 2005, When The Two "Hit It Off Right Away" Making Giustra "A Regular At Mr. Clinton's Side, As They Flew Around The World Aboard Mr. Giustra's Plane." "The two men were introduced in June 2005 at a fund-raiser for tsunami victims at Mr. Giustra's Vancouver home and hit it off right away. They share a love of history, geopolitics and music - Mr. Giustra plays the trumpet to Mr. Clinton's saxophone. Soon the dapper Canadian was a regular at Mr. Clinton's side, as they flew around the world aboard Mr. Giustra's plane." (Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr., "After Mining Deal, Financier Donated To Clinton," The New York Times, 1/31/08)

  • Giustra Told The Vancouver Sun That Meeting Bill Clinton "Changed My Life." "Meeting Mr. Clinton, and learning about the work his foundation was doing on issues like AIDS treatment in poor countries, 'changed my life,' Mr. Giustra told The Vancouver Sun." (Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr., "After Mining Deal, Financier Donated To Clinton," The New York Times, 1/31/08)

In 2005 Frank Guistra "Orchestrated His First Big Uranium Deal" In Kazakhstan With Bill Clinton By His Side. "The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in 2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. Clinton at his side." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Mines In Kazakhstan Are "Among The Most Lucrative In The World…" "Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Several Months After The 2005 Kazakhstan Trip, Guistra Donated $31.3 Million To The Clinton Foundation. "Still, the company's story was hardly front-page news in the United States - until early 2008, in the midst of Mrs. Clinton's failed presidential campaign, when The Times published an article revealing the 2005 trip's link to Mr. Giustra's Kazakhstan mining deal. It also reported that several months later, Mr. Giustra had donated $31.3 million to Mr. Clinton's foundation." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

In 2007, Guistra's UrAsia Energy Ltd. Merged With Uranium One In A $3.5 Billion Deal. "In 2007, it merged with Uranium One, a South African company with assets in Africa and Australia, in what was described as a $3.5 billion transaction." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

In 2007, Guistra Sold His Stake In The Company, Which Was Estimated At $45 Million. "Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Giustra, whose personal stake in the deal was estimated at about $45 million, said he sold his stake in 2007." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

The Company Took The Uranium One Name, And Was Controlled By UrAsia Investors Including Ian Telfer Who Became Chairman Of Uranium One. "The new company, which kept the Uranium One name, was controlled by UrAsia investors including Ian Telfer, a Canadian who became chairman." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

In 2010 When The Russians Wanted To Up Their Stake In A Uranium Company Called Uranium One To 51 Percent, Giving Them A Controlling Stake, Which Set Off "Alarm Bells" In America. " But it was the 2010 deal, giving the Russians a controlling 51 percent stake, that set off alarm bells." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, " Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • This Was Considered A "Generous Offer To Shareholders…" "And within a year, the Russian government substantially upped the ante, with a generous offer to shareholders that would give it a 51 percent controlling stake." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

Telfer's Family Charity Is Called The Fernwood Foundation, Which Donated Millions To The Foundation "During And After The Critical Time When A U.S. Committee That Secretary Clinton Was On Was Reviewing The Deal With The Russians." "But a review of tax records in Canada, where Mr. Telfer has a family charity called the Fernwood Foundation, shows that he donated millions of dollars more, during and after the critical time when the foreign investment committee was reviewing his deal with the Russians." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

  • In 2009, The Fernwood Foundation Donated $1 Million, The Same Year Uranium One "Appealed To The American Embassy To Help Keep Its Mines In Kazakhstan, $250,000 In 2010, The Year The Russians Sought Majority Control; As Well As $600,000 In 2011 And $500,000 In 2012." "His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012." (Jo Becker and Mike McIntire, "Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company," The New York Times , 4/23/15)

THE FOUNDATION'S SCRUTINY STEMS FROM ITS TRACK RECORD: REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF AN ETHICS AGREEMENT WHILE HILLARY SERVED AS SECRETARY OF STATE

During The 2008 Presidential Campaign, The Foundation Presented Issues During The Democrat Primary For Issues Regarding Donor Disclosure

In 2007, Bill Clinton Pledged "To Make Public Future Donors If Mrs. Clinton Was Elected President." "Mr. Clinton himself echoed those concerns this fall when he pledged to make public future donors if Mrs. Clinton was elected president." (Don Van Natta Jr., Jo Becker, And Mike McIntire, "In Charity And Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap," The New York Times, 12/20/07)

  • Bill Clinton Said Failure To Disclose Donors "Would Raise 'All These Questions About Whether People Would Try To Win Favor With [Hillary]…'" "While disclosure is not legally required, failure to do so, Mr. Clinton said, would raise 'all these questions about whether people would try to win favor with her by giving money to me.'" (Don Van Natta Jr., Jo Becker, And Mike McIntire, "In Charity And Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap," The New York Times, 12/20/07)

In A 2007 Democrat Debate Clinton Dodged On Whether She Would Voluntarily Release The Donors To The Clinton Foundation. NBC'S TIM RUSSERT: "Until such legislation, would they voluntarily, the Clinton library and Clinton Foundation, make their donors public?" CLINTON: "Well, you'll have to ask them. RUSSERT: What's your recommendation?" CLINTON: "Well, I don't talk about my private conversations with my husband, but I'm sure he'd be happy to consider that." (Senator Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate At Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 9/26/07)

In Order For Clinton To Become Secretary Of State, Certain Disclosure And Vetting Rules Were Established In 2008 To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest

The Rules Required The Foundation To Release The Full Names Of All Donors And Notify State Department Ethics Officials Of Any New Or Increased Foreign Government Donations. "To eliminate any concerns, Mr. Clinton turned over to Mr. Obama's team the names of all 208,000 individuals and organizations that have given money since 1997. The agreement will ensure that the foundation releases the names to the public as well by the end of December. The names will be divided into categories giving the general level of contributions rather than the precise dollar amount. … Four other initiatives under the umbrella of the Clinton foundation -- focused on H.I.V./AIDS, climate change, development and sustainable growth -- will continue to do work under agreements with foreign governments that provide financing, including Britain, France, Norway and Sweden. But if any of those countries increases its commitment or a new country decides to contribute, the foundation will notify State Department ethics officials." (Peter Baker, "Clinton To Name Donors As Part Of Obama Deal," The New York Times, 11/30/08)

Despite The Ethics Agreement, The Clinton Foundation's Largest Arm Failed To Disclose Donors For 3 Consecutive Years During Her Tenure As Secretary

CNN Headline: "Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, We Made Mistakes'" (Dan Merica and Theodore Schleifer, "Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, We Made Mistakes,'" CNN, 4/27/15)

  • Clinton Foundation CEO Maura Pally Wrote: "Yes, We Made Mistakes, As Many Organizations Of Our Size Do, But We Are Acting Quickly To Remedy Them…" "In a blog post out Sunday, Foundation acting CEO Maura Pally reaffirmed its commitment to transparency, but nevertheless said some errors had occurred. 'Yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future,' Pally wrote." (Dan Merica and Theodore Schleifer, "Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, We Made Mistakes,'" CNN, 4/27/15)

These Failures Make The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) "A Prominent Symbol Of The Broken Political Promise And Subsequent Lack Of Accountability Underlying The Charity-Related Controversies That Are Dogging Clinton As She Embarks On Her Campaign For President." "The failures make the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which is headquartered on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, and goes by the acronym CHAI, a prominent symbol of the broken political promise and subsequent lack of accountability underlying the charity-related controversies that are dogging Clinton as she embarks on her campaign for president." (Annie Linskey, "Clinton Charity Never Provided Foreign Donor Data," The Boston Globe , 4/30/15)

Reuters Headline: "Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Charity Did Not Disclose Donors" (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Charity Did Not Disclose Donors," Reuters , 3/19/15)

Reuters Found That The Foundation's "Flagship Health Program" Stopped Making Annual Donor Disclosures In 2010. "But in a breach of the pledge, the charity's flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters has found." (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Charity Did Not Disclose Donors," Reuters , 3/19/15)

CHAI Released Only A Partial Donor List For The First Time In 2015 And Called Its Failure To Disclose Its Donors In The Past "An Oversight." "CHAI, which is best known for helping to reduce the cost of drugs for people with HIV in the developing world, published a partial donor list for the first time only this year. CHAI should have published the names during 2010-2013, when Clinton was in office, CHAI spokeswoman Maura Daley acknowledged this week. 'Not doing so was an oversight which we made up for this year,' she told Reuters in an email when asked why it had not published any donor lists until a few weeks ago." (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Charity Did Not Disclose Donors," Reuters , 3/19/15)

CHAI Failed To Submit Any Foreign Government Donations For Ethics Vetting During Clinton's Tenure As Secretary

The Clinton Foundation Pledged To Allow The State Department To Review Any New Or Increased Donations From Foreign Governments. "The Reuters inquiries also raised questions about a second assurance Hillary Clinton made to the Obama administration: that the State Department would be able to review any new or increased contributions to CHAI by foreign governments while she served as the nation's top diplomat. The Clintons said the pledge was intended to defuse accusations that foreign governments might use such donations to earn favors." (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Charity Did Not Disclose Donors," Reuters, 3/19/15)

But "The Clinton Health Access Initiative Never Submitted Information On Any Foreign Donations To State Department Lawyers For Review During Clinton's Tenure From 2009 To 2013…" "The Clinton Health Access Initiative never submitted information on any foreign donations to State Department lawyers for review during Clinton's tenure from 2009 to 2013, Maura Daley, the organization's spokeswoman, acknowledged to the Globe this week." (Annie Linskey, "Clinton Charity Never Provided Foreign Donor Data," The Boston Globe , 4/30/15)

Clinton Guistra Enterprise Partnership, Another Arm Of The Foundation, Failed To Disclose Over 1,000 Donors

The Clinton Guistra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) Was Established By Bill Clinton And Frank Guistra. "The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership was established by President Bill Clinton and Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra, combining the best of non-profit and for-profit approaches to create new enterprises that capitalize market opportunities to generate social impact by addressing existing market gaps in developing country supply or distribution chains." ("About Us," Clinton Guistra Enterprise Partnership, Accessed 2/11/16)

CGEP Is A Canadian Charity, Which Moves "Significant Sums Of Money Into The Clinton Foundation's Flagship In New York." "Canadian charity called the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership-which is run by one of Bill Clinton's close friends, Frank Giustra-has been moving significant sums of money into the Clinton Foundation's flagship in New York." (Ken Silverstein, "Shaky Foundations," Harper's Magazine, 11/18/15)

There Is No Way To Know Exactly How Much Money CGEP Has Taken In, Because Canadian Non-Profit Law Says Charities Do Not Need To Report Donors. "There's no way for the public to know precisely how much total money the CGEP has taken in over the years-or how much it has forwarded on to the Clinton Foundation-because, unlike in the United States, under Canadian non-profit law charities don't need to report donors to tax authorities." (Ken Silverstein, "Shaky Foundations," Harper's Magazine, 11/18/15)

  • In 2015, Under Pressure From The Press, CGEP Released The Names Of 24 Donors, But More Than 1,000 Are Still Unknown. "Earlier this year, after being severely criticized by the Canadian press, the CGEP released the names of twenty-four of its donors, but more than 1,000 are still unknown. (CGEP wrote in an email that 'going forward [it] will publicly disclose all future donors.')" (Ken Silverstein, "Shaky Foundations," Harper's Magazine, 11/18/15)

According To Investigative Reporting From Harper's Ken Silverstein, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership Has Received Money From Corrupt Officials In South Africa During The Former Regime Of Jacob Zuma And From Senior Officials In Equatorial Guinea. "One money-laundering expert and former intelligence officer based in the Middle East-who had access to the foundation's confidential banking information-told me that members of the royal family in Middle Eastern countries, including Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, have donated money to the CGEP that has then been sluiced through to the Clinton Foundation. He told me that the CGEP has received money from corrupt officials in South Africa during the former regime of Jacob Zuma and from senior officials in Equatorial Guinea, one of the most brutal and crooked dictatorships in the world." (Ken Silverstein, "Shaky Foundations," Harper's Magazine, 11/18/15)

  • Through The Clinton Guistra Enterprise Partnership, Foreign Governments Can Launder Money Into The United States To Buy Political Protection. "'Equatorial Guinea doesn't give to the Clinton Foundation in New York because it's too embarrassing,' [a money-laundering expert and former intelligence officer] said. 'They give the money anonymously in Canada and that buys them political protection in the United States. The Clinton Foundation is a professionally structured money-laundering operation.'" (Ken Silverstein, "Shaky Foundations," Harper's Magazine, 11/18/15)
  • The Clinton Foundation May Have Violated Treasury Department Money-Laundering Rules By Not Disclosing An Account Linked To The CGEP On It's Past Eight Tax Returns. "There are other signs that the Clintons and their foundation may have violated federal, state, and international law. Under Treasury Department money-laundering rules, the Clinton Foundation is required to disclose every financial account it holds abroad. It has failed to disclose an account linked to the CGEP on its past eight tax returns." (Ken Silverstein, "Shaky Foundations," Harper's Magazine, 11/18/15)

The Clinton Foundation Failed To Disclose $26.4 Million In Speaking Honoraria, Only Revealing The Money When Pressed On The Matter

Politico Headline: "New Clinton Speech Disclosures Reveal Foundation's Take" (Josh Gerstein, "New Clinton Speech Disclosure Reveal Foundation's Take," Politico, 5/21/15)

In May 2015, The Clinton Foundation Reported That It Has Received As Much As $26 Million In Previously Undisclosed Speaking Fees. "The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups … The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as "revenue" rather than donations, which is why they had not been included in the public listings of its contributors published as part of the 2008 agreement." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

  • "The Clinton Foundation Confirmed Thursday That It Received As Much As $26.4 Million In Previously Unreported Payments From Foreign Governments And Corporations For Speeches Given By The Clintons." (Alexandra Jaffe and Dan Merica, "Clinton Foundation Didn't Disclose As Much As $26M In Speaking Fees," CNN, 5/21/15)

The Disclosure Came As The Foundation Faced Questions "Over Whether It Fully Complied With A 2008 Ethics Agreement To Reveal Its Donors And Whether Any Of Its Funding Sources Present Conflicts Of Interest. "The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

  • The Disclosure Of Speaking Fees Was "The Latest In A String Of Admissions From The Foundation That It Didn't Always Abide By A 2008 Ethics Agreement To Disclose Its Funding Sources Publicly." "It's the latest in a string of admissions from the foundation that it didn't always abide by a 2008 ethics agreement to disclose its funding sources publicly. That agreement, penned as Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, is certain to continue the headache that the foundation's work and donors have become for Clinton as she makes another run at the White House." (Alexandra Jaffe and Dan Merica, "Clinton Foundation Didn't Disclose As Much As $26M In Speaking Fees," CNN, 5/21/15)

The Filings Also Revealed That The Clinton's Failed To Disclose Honorariums Directly From Foreign Governments Entities And Other Foreign Sources

Bill Clinton Was Paid Between $250,000 And $500,000 For A Speech By The Energy Ministry In Thailand. "There was one entity clearly associated with a foreign government that provided speaking fees, of $250,000 to $500,000 for a speech by Bill Clinton: The energy ministry in Thailand." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

According To The Disclosure, Bill Clinton Was Also Paid Up Between $250,000 And $500,000 To Speak At An Event Organized With Support Of The Government Of Qatar. "The U.S. Islamic World Forum also provided $250,000 to $500,000 to the foundation for a speech by Bill Clinton, according to the new disclosure. The event was organized in part by the Brookings Institution with support from the government of Qatar." (Rosalind Helderman And Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

Hillary Clinton Was Paid Between $250,000 And $500,000 For A Speech By The Telmex Foundation, Which Was Founded By Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim. "The Telmex Foundation, founded by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, provided between $250,000 and $500,000 for a speech by Hillary Clinton." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

A South Korean Energy And Chemicals Conglomerate Paid Bill Clinton Between $500,000 And $1,000,000 For A Speech. "They included the South Korean energy and chemicals conglomerate Hanwha, which paid $500,000 to $1,000,000 for a speech by Bill Clinton." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

China Real Estate Development Corp. Paid Bill Clinton Between $250,000 And $500,000 For A Speech. "China Real Estate Development Corp. paid the foundation between $250,000 and $500,000 for a speech by the former president." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

Qatar First Bank Paid Bill Clinton Between $250,000 And $500,000 For A Speech. "The Qatar First Investment Bank, now known as the Qatar First Bank, paid fees in a similar range. The bank is described by Persian Gulf financial press as specializing in high-net-worth clients." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments," The Washington Post , 5/21/15)

AND BILL HAS LANDED IN HOT WATER OVER CONFLICTS SURROUNDING THE MILLIONS HE'S MADE FROM PAID SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Former President Bill Clinton Earned $104.9 Million For 542 Speeches Between January 2001 And January 2013. "Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world between January 2001, when he left the White House, and January 2013, when Hillary stepped down as secretary of state, according to a Washington Post review of the family's federal financial disclosures." (Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker, "How The Clintons Went From 'Dead Broke' To Rich: Bill Earned $104.9 Million For Speeches," The Washington Post , 6/26/14)

Bill's Speaking Fees Dramatically Increased While His Wife Was At State

After Hillary Became Secretary Of State, Bill Clinton "Began To Collect Speaking Fees That Often Doubled Or Tripled What He Had Been Charging Earlier In His Post White House Years." "After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the State Department, an ABC News review of financial disclosure records shows." (Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross, "Bill Clinton Cashed In When Hillary Became Secretary Of State," ABC News, 4/23/15)

"Where He Once Had Drawn $150,000 For A Typical Address In The Years Following His Presidency, Clinton Saw A Succession Of Staggering Paydays For Speeches In 2010 And 2011, Including $500,000 Paid By A Russian Investment Bank And $750,000 To Address A Telecom Conference In China." (Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross, "Bill Clinton Cashed In When Hillary Became Secretary Of State," ABC News, 4/23/15)

Bill Made Millions Off Of Speeches To Foreign Governments And Companies While They Were Lobbying His Wife's State Department, Often Leading To Favorable Treatment

The Wall Street Journal Headline: "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons" (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

The Majority Of Bill Clinton's Speaking Income, $56.3 Million, Came From Foreign Speeches. "Although slightly more than half of his appearances were in the United States, the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found." (Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker, "How The Clintons Went From 'Dead Broke' To Rich: Bill Earned $104.9 Million For Speeches," The Washington Post , 6/26/14)

Bill Clinton Was Paid $8 Million For Speeches Given To Companies, Groups And A Foreign Government "Around The Time They Also Had Matters Before Mrs. Clinton's State Department." " At Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing for secretary of state, she promised she would take 'extraordinary steps…to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.' Later, more than two dozen companies and groups and one foreign government paid former President Bill Clinton a total of more than $8 million to give speeches around the time they also had matters before Mrs. Clinton's State Department, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

  • Fifteen Of These Companies Also Donated Between $5 And $15 Million To The Clinton Foundation. " Fifteen of them also donated a total of between $5 million and $15 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the family's charity, according to foundation disclosures." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

Several Times Those Who Paid Bill Clinton In Speaking Fees Benefitted From The Actions Of The State Department. "In several instances, State Department actions benefited those that paid Mr. Clinton." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

Bill Was Paid The Most For A Paid Speech By UBS Than Any Other Single Group After His Wife Went Out Of Her Way To Intervene And Help UBS Avoid Prosecution

Hillary Clinton Intervened On Behalf Of UBS To Broker A Deal With Federal Prosecutors, A Situation Which Was "Unusual" For A "Top U.S. Diplomat." "The UBS case is unusual in that it shows a top U.S. diplomat intervening on behalf of a major overseas bank in a situation where federal prosecutors and the Justice Department had been the lead entity." (Ed Henry, "Swiss Bank's Donations To Clinton Foundation Increased After Hillary Intervention In IRS Dispute," Fox News, 7/30/15)

After Clinton Announced The Tentative Legal Settlement, "UBS's Engagement With The Clinton Family's Charitable Organization Increased." "From that point on, UBS's engagement with the Clinton family's charitable organization increased." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "UBS Deal Shows Clinton's Complicated Ties," The Wall Street Journal, 7/30/15)

"Total Donations By UBS To The Clinton Foundation Grew From Less Than $60,000 Through 2008 To A Cumulative Total Of About $600,000 By The End Of 2014…" "Total donations by UBS to the Clinton Foundation grew from less than $60,000 through 2008 to a cumulative total of about $600,000 by the end of 2014, according the foundation and the bank." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "UBS Deal Shows Clinton's Complicated Ties," The Wall Street Journal, 7/30/15)

Bill Clinton Was Also Paid $1.5 Million From UBS To "Participate In A Series Of Question-And-Answer Sessions With UBS Wealth Management Chief Executive Bob McCann…" "And it paid former president Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of question-and-answer sessions with UBS Wealth Management Chief Executive Bob McCann, making UBS his biggest single corporate source of speech income disclosed since he left the White House." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "UBS Deal Shows Clinton's Complicated Ties," The Wall Street Journal, 7/30/15)

  • The $1.5 Million In Speech Income Made "UBS [Bill Clinton's] Biggest Single Corporate Source Of Speech Income Disclosed Since He Left The White House." "And it paid former president Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of question-and-answer sessions with UBS Wealth Management Chief Executive Bob McCann, making UBS his biggest single corporate source of speech income disclosed since he left the White House." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "UBS Deal Shows Clinton's Complicated Ties," The Wall Street Journal, 7/30/15)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Called Bill Clinton's $1.5 In UBS Speaking Fees The "Cherry On Top" After Clinton "Saves UBS." SCARBOROUGH: "Ron Fournier, just, where do you start there? We always seem to find that the cherry on top is Bill Clinton going somewhere and getting paid $550,000 for speeches, of course when Hillary Clinton is Secretary Of State. Here, after she saves UBS he gets paid $1.5 billion for a Q and A session…" PANEL: "Million." SCARBOROUGH: "Million, I'm a politician, come on, $1.5 million for a question and answer session." ( MSNBC's Morning Joe, 7/31/15)

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But Bill Clinton Refuses To Rule Out Conflicted Paid Speaking Engagements Should His Wide Be Elected President

Offering "Mixed Signals," Bill Clinton Has Not Made Clear Whether Or Not He Would Abandon The Paid-Speaking Circuit If His Wife Becomes President. "Mr. Clinton has given mixed signals about whether he would abandon the paid-speaking circuit if his wife becomes president. Asked by NBC in May if he would remain on the speech circuit while his wife was running for president, Mr. Clinton responded, 'Oh, yeah. I gotta pay our bills.' In June, Bloomberg TV asked Mr. Clinton if he would still give paid speeches if Mrs. Clinton gained the White House. 'I don't think so,' he replied, saying he didn't want to make news that detracted from the presidency. Then he added: 'I will still give speeches, though, on the subjects I'm interested in.' A spokesman for Mr. Clinton, asked to clarify, pointed to the former president's previous statements." (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

In May 2015, Bill Clinton Said, "People Can Make Up Their Own Minds" When It Comes To Foundation Speeches, And Confirmed That He Will Still Give Them During Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential Campaign, Saying "I Got To Pay Our Bills." MCFADDEN: "Regular working Americans look and say '$500,000 for a speech'?" CLINTON: "Why shouldn't every -- It's the most independence I can get. It's -- I don't -- If I had a business relationship with somebody, they would have a target on their back from the day they did business with me until the end. Any kind of disclosure is a target. But it looks bad, there's no facts, of course, but it looks bad. Me, I work hard on this. I spend a couple hours a day just doing the research. People like to hear me speak. And I have turned down a lot of them. If I think there's something wrong with it, I don't take it. And I do disclose who gave them to me. So people can make up their own minds." MCFADDEN: "So she's now running for President. Will you continue to give speeches? CLINTON: "Oh, yeah. I got to pay our bills." (NBC "Today," 5/4/15)

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