There are probably few people on the planet Earth who did not know that Hillary Clinton planned to run for President of the United States after Barack Obama tenure came to an end. She, as did innumerable democrats, believed her election would be more of a coronation than anything else and the election would be a mere formality. Between 2001 and the time Hillary made official her intention to run for President, she and her husband parlayed their present and past positions in government into a $153 million fortune. At the link is a list of the speeches the Clinton’s delivered to big banks. You will note that as the Presidency beckoned nearer, the speaking fees rose accordingly. Bill Clinton scored $500,000 for a 45 minute speech in 2013.
You can see a compilation of Hillary Clinton’s looting colleges here.
Hillary becoming Secretary of State was a boom for Bill:
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.
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.
“It’s unusual to see a former president’s speaking fee go up over time,” said Richard Painter, who served as chief ethics lawyer in the White House Counsel’s office under President George W. Bush. “I must say I’m surprised that he raised his fees. There’s no prohibition on his raising it. But it does create some appearance problems if he raises his fee after she becomes Secretary of State.”
A cynic might be tempted to think there was some association between Clinton speaking fees and Foundation donations and expected returns for that investment. But is there one? What effect has the Presidential loss had upon Clinton finances? Well, amidst the pay for play scandal donations have gone into a tailspin:
Donations to the Clinton Foundation nose-dived last year amid Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, pay-to-play allegations, internal strife and a black mark from a charity watchdog.
Contributions fell by 37 percent to $108 million, down from $172 million in 2014, according to the group’s latest tax filings.
The cash plummeted as Hillary Clinton left the nonprofit in April 2015 after announcing her ill-fated candidacy. The foundation became a major issue in the race, with Donald Trump vowing to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate it.
Donors are drying up:
Clinton Foundation officials were able to attract only five new donors between July 1 and September 30 — the controversial charity’s third quarter — The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
Foundation officials delayed release of the quarterly report of its latest donors on its website until the after the Nov. 8 presidential election, which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost to Republican rival Donald Trump.
The low number of new donors may indicate potential contributors were frightened away by repeated news reports that the Clinton charity is under FBI investigation regarding multiple allegations of “pay-to-play” influence-peddling schemes involving both Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, as well as their key political aides.
If cash for access were a figment of the conservative imagination, clinton speaking fees and donations would not lose value and continue unaffected by her election loss. But the opposite has been proven true. It was always pay for play and the clinton’s put themselves up for sale. Now all that remains to be seen is if anyone wants a refund.