The Washington Post reports, à propos of the lavish compensation Bill Clinton received as “honorary” chancellor of Laureate International Universities while his wife was coincidentally United States Secretary of State, that:
“In addition to his well-established career as a paid speaker, which began soon after he left the Oval Office, Bill Clinton took on new consulting work starting in 2009, at the same time Hillary Clinton assumed her post at the State Department. Laureate was the highest-paying client, but Bill Clinton signed contracts worth millions with GEMS Education, a secondary-education chain based in Dubai, as well as Shangri-La Industries and Wasserman Investment, two companies run by longtime Democratic donors. All told, with his consulting, writing and speaking fees, Bill Clinton was paid $65.4 million during Hillary Clinton’s four years as secretary of state.”
The Post further notes that “The Laureate arrangement illustrates the extent to which the Clintons mixed their charitable work with their private and political lives.”
Yeah. That’s one way of putting it.
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