Already facing a number of setbacks in her fledgling campaign for the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is now at the center of a new scandal. According to recently released documents from the Department of State, Bill Clinton used his wife’s position as secretary of state to secure numerous lucrative speaking engagements around the globe.
As the Washington Examiner reports, a Judicial Watch investigation is now looking into the unethical nature of such an arrangement and the Obama administration’s perceived complicity in allowing it to continue.
“These documents are a bombshell,” said Tom Fitton, the organization’s president, “and show how the Clintons turned the State Department into a racket to line their own pockets.”
In total, the Washington Examiner indicatedthat Clinton delivered 215 speeches abroad, taking in a staggering $48 million during his wife’s term as secretary of state.
“That former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy is an outrage,” Fitton asserted.
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While Hillary Clinton headed U.S. foreign relations with many of the same countries, Fitton explained that her husband brought home tens of millions of dollars by delivering speeches abroad. Judicial Watch issued a list including many of the nations – along with wide-ranging corporate sponsors that made the former president’s speeches possible. “Mr. Clinton’s speeches included appearances in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Central America, Europe, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, India and the Cayman Islands,” the group reported. Fitton noted that, in addition to the role of the Clintons and sponsors including Goldman Sachs and American Express, the Obama regime allowed this behavior to commence.
“How the Obama State Department waived hundreds of ethical conflicts that allowed the Clintons and their businesses to accept money from foreign entities and corporations seeking influence boggles the mind,” Fitton said.
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