Open-records request shows how Hillary & Bill make Millions

Post and Preface by Ralph Ely | TLB staff

An open-records request filed by the Republican National Committee, and just released by the L.A. Times, shines a very bright light into some very dark corners of the “Clinton Foundation” and exposes how Bill and Hillary Clinton manipulate the system for “fun and profit.”

Just to wet your appetite, Click Here for an inside-look at a 50 page PDF that covers just one speaking engagement with Bill Clinton. And then come back for the rest of the story.


This is what happened when two speaking series booked Bill Clinton in 2002

by Jeva Lange | The

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton [pic Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images], have come under heavy criticism for their unusually high speaking fees, and perhaps no example quite exemplifies the absurd maneuvering required to arrange such engagements as two separate speaker series the former president committed to in California in 2002. In addition to a $1,400 bill for a day’s worth of phone calls from San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, Clinton also ran up a $700 dinner bill for two. What’s more, his contract insisted a private plane transport him from San Francisco to his speaking event at the University of California at Davis — a distance of only 70 miles.

“That is the one and only time” such a demand had been made, said Jeremy Ganter, the director of programming at the Mondavi Center, which hosted the event at UC Davis.

The contracts and internal emails exchanged while securing Clinton as a speaker were made public thanks to an open-records request filed by the Republican National Committee, which has added its own scrutiny to the fees as Hillary Clinton runs for president; the records revealed that the former president’s aides vetted questions before they were asked of him. “We wish we never had to give in to that. He is the only person I can think of that required it. It has never happened before or since,” said Richard Henning, the speaking series manager for Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which hosted the other of Clinton’s Bay Area speeches in 2002.

But that’s not all the emails revealed: There was also a racist remark made by one of the speaking series organizers during negotiations with Team Clinton, in addition to the organizer’s comments that the male aides who traveled with Clinton were “mistresses.” Still, “the Harry Walker Agency, which [represents] Bill and Hillary Clinton, did not let any of [the organizer’s questionable behavior] interfere with closing a deal,” The Los Angeles Times noted.


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Click here for the L.A. times expose’ and the rest of the Hillary and Bill story. “Behind a Bill Clinton speaking engagement: A $1,400 hotel phone bill and $700 dinner for two”


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