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Putting Bill Clinton’s Speaking Fees Into Perspective

Bill Clinton’s six-figure speaking fees—and who paid them—are the subject of a new book.
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When it comes to getting paid to make speeches, no one can compete with Bill Clinton, and that might be a problem for Hillary Clinton.

As the former secretary of state continues her presidential campaign, more attention is being paid to the hundreds of speeches her husband has given since he left the White House, and who wrote the checks paying for them. A new book, Clinton Cash, alleges that some of the groups that paid Clinton (and donated to the Clinton Foundation) received special favors from the Clinton State Department. The Washington Examiner raised similar questions about the former president’s 2009-2013 speeches in a report last summer.