Hillary Clinton’s money | #MoneyInPolitics on Blog#42

When even Clinton-friendly outlets like Vox give the Clintons the side-eye…

One aspect of the Clintons’ sense of entitlement is shown over and over again by the fact that they just won’t stop taking anyone’s money, no matter how bad it looks or how iffy the ethics. Here is yet another news item that one or both Clintons will have to stand in front of a camera to explain away.

I’m glad Vox and other outlets aren’t staying away from these recurring stories. They need to be reported on.


Hillary Clinton personally took money from companies that sought to influence her – Vox

Updated by on May 16, 2015

Almost a decade ago, as Hillary Clinton ran for re-election to the Senate on her way to seeking the presidency for the first time, the New York Times reported on her unusually close relationship with Corning, Inc., an upstate glass titan. Clinton advanced the company’s interests, racking up a big assist by getting China to ease a trade barrier. And the firm’s mostly Republican executives opened up their wallets for her campaign.

During Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, Corning lobbied the department on a variety of trade issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The company has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to her family’s foundation. And, last July, when it was clear that Clinton would again seek the presidency in 2016, Corning coughed up a $225,500 honorarium for Clinton to speak.

In the laundry-whirl of stories about Clinton buck-raking, it might be easy for that last part to get lost in the wash. But it’s the part that matters most. The $225,500 speaking fee didn’t go to help disease-stricken kids in an impoverished village on some long-forgotten patch of the planet. Nor did it go to a campaign account. It went to Hillary Clinton. Personally.

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