Would President Hillary Become Billionaire Hillary?

FedUp PAC StaffWould President Hillary Become Billionaire Hillary

Hillary Clinton’s years as Senator from New York, and even more her years as Secretary of State, took the Clintons from “dead broke” to a net worth estimated by the media at more than $50 million.

Much of this came from money paid to Bill Clinton by foreigners while his wife was in a position to influence US policy towards their nations. How much more would Bill’s friendship be worth if his wife is elected President of the United States?

Anyone wanting to know how the Clintons turned Hillary’s influence into immense personal wealth can find out by reading Clinton Cash, written by Peter Schweizer. This book, soon to be released as a movie, gives the details of how those who wanted to win Hillary’s favor lavished money on her husband, paying enormous sums for his speeches.

Especially noteworthy were the patterns that Schweizer discovered as he studied the available records. Usually the value of a former president’s speeches declines over time, but Clinton reversed that. As time went on and Hillary’s influence increased, so did the speaking fees he could charge. The biggest fees came after she was appointed Secretary of State, putting her in a position to make key decisions in the Obama administration. Additional large sums were given to the Clinton Foundation.

Schweizer also noted that Clinton’s money came largely from foreigners – those who were especially dependent on the decisions made by the Secretary of State.

However, it was not merely that Bill Clinton received large payments from those who wanted help from his wife. Schweizer shows what he calls “a repeated pattern of financial transactions coinciding with official actions favorable to Clinton contributors that is troubling enough to warrant (in my opinion) further investigation by law enforcement officers.”

Of course, the Obama administration has failed to carry out any such investigations.

What sort of “pattern” did Schweizer see that is invisible to the Justice Department?

An Indian politician arranged for Bill Clinton to be paid the unprecedented sum of $450,000 for one speech (and the Clinton Foundation received a donation of at least one million dollars from another Indian at about the same time). Soon after, Hillary Clinton changed her longstanding position and became a supporter of easing the sanctions imposed on India for developing nuclear weapons.

Laureate Education paid Bill an undisclosed amount, estimated at one million dollars per year. Hillary Clinton’s State Department suddenly made a significant increase in grants to the International Youth Foundation, whose chairman also is the head of Laureate.

A Canadian bank with a financial interest in the Keystone Pipeline saw no value in having Bill as a speaker until Hillary was chosen as Secretary of State, with oversight of the study on whether Keystone should be approved. Within days, the bank signed up Bill to give three speeches for $525,000. More well-paid speeches followed in 2009 and 2010. Despite Hillary’s strong sympathy for the radical environmental movement which opposed Keystone, her State Department gave surprisingly good reviews to the project. Bill Clinton openly endorsed it, having received more than $2 million from those with a strong financial stake in its construction.

If you want to find even more examples, read Clinton Cash.

And don’t forget that the move version is due out at the beginning of August. Take your friends with you to see it. Help make it a box office hit that the media cannot ignore.