Recently released emails show Bill Clinton contemplated taking advantage of lucrative speaking jobs in two of the most corrupt regimes on the planet.
Is there anything Bill Clinton won’t do for money?
ABC News reports, “Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related to North Korea, Congo, New E-mails Show.”
ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton’s lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval for invitations related to two of the most repressive countries in the world – North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
While Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton earned speaking fees around the globe totaling more than $48 million – speeches that had to be vetted by the State Department to ensure there were no conflicts of interest with his wife’s work as America’s top diplomat. These newly revealed emails show speech requests that the State Department refused to approve.
The emails – which have come to light because of a public records request by the conservative group Citizens United, which sued the State Department to get the documents – show just how far Bill Clinton was willing to go to earn those lucrative fees – seeking approval for appearances with ties to two of the most brutal countries in the world.
One email sent in June 2012 to Clinton State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills from Amitabh Desai, a foreign policy director at the Clinton Foundation, passed on an invitation for a speaking engagement in Brazzaville, Congo.
The catch? The dictators of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo would both be attending — and required photos with Bill Clinton. The speaking fee? A whopping $650,000.
A second email thread in May 2012 shows another potentially thorny event – subject line: “North Korea invitation.”
We know the Clintons get a great deal of money from Wall Street and other groups. But being willing to lend your face and name to these dictators is far worse.
I’m actually surprised that Bill is that sleazy.