$8 million of Bill Clinton speaking cash speaks for itself

The Wall Street Journal reports that more than two dozen companies and groups and one foreign government paid former President Bill Clinton a total of more than $8 million to give speeches around the time they also had matters before Hillary Clinton’s State Department. In addition, fifteen of these companies/groups donated a total of between $5 million and $15 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

In some of these instances, according to the Journal, Hillary’s State Department subsequently took action favorable to the outfit that paid Bill to speak:

Mr. Clinton, for example, collected $1 million for two appearances sponsored by the Abu Dhabi government that were arranged while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state. His speeches there came during and after the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security were involved in discussions about a plan to open a U.S. facility in the Abu Dhabi airport to ease visa processing for travel to the U.S.

The State Department supported the facility in the face of substantial opposition from unions, members of Congress and others.

Here are some of the companies that paid the former president to speak while they had business pending before Hillary’s State Department:

UBS: $1,015,000
Ericsson: $750,000
Goldman Sachs Group: $600,000
Oracle: $500,000
Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative: $500,000
World Travel and Tourism Council: $500,000
Renaissance Capital: $500,000
Samsung Electronics: $450,000
Aflac: $300,000
Dell Computer: $300,000
Salesforce.com: $258,000

According to the IB Times, moreover, Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved $165 billion in arms deals to nations that had previously given money to the Clinton Foundation. The charity also received $7 million in donations from companies that benefited directly from State Department arms export approvals.

Here is a list of these contributors:

Boeing: $5,000,000
General Electric: $1,000,000
Goldman Sachs (Hawker Beechcraft): $500,000
Lockheed Martin: $250,000
Honeywell: $50,000
United Technologies: $50,000

But then, Bill and Hillary left the White House “dead broke,” so what could you expect?

Via Zero Hedge.

Notice: All comments are subject to moderation. Our comments are intended to be a forum for civil discourse bearing on the subject under discussion. Commenters who stray beyond the bounds of civility or employ what we deem gratuitous vulgarity in a comment — including, but not limited to, “s***,” “f***,” “a*******,” or one of their many variants — will be banned without further notice in the sole discretion of the site moderator.