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Hillary Clinton Says She Doesn’t Just Keep All Those College Speaking Fees for Herself

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waits to speak at the World Bank May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. Clinton and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim joined others to speak about women's rights.
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Following weeks of enhanced scrutiny of her family’s wealth and an attention-grabbing student protest over the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’s decision to give her $225,000 (which everyone now knows is standard) for a speech scheduled for October, Hillary told ABC News that all the money she has made off of colleges in the last year and a half has been “donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation.” On the scale of “not out-of-touch” to Marie Antoinette, that explanation still falls a bit closer to the latter. At least she’s trying?

Hillary: College Speaking Fees Go to Foundation