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Hillary Clinton Returns to the DNC for Her Biggest Paid Speech, Ever

The Democratic Party is effectively paying Clinton nearly $1 million to speak at an annual fundraiser on Thursday.

By NTK Staff | 05.17.2018 @10:46am
Hillary Clinton Returns to the DNC for Her Biggest Paid Speech, Ever

Former Secretary of State and two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be giving her highest priced paid speech ever this evening when she addresses the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is effectively paying Clinton nearly $1 million to speak at the Women’s Leadership Forum, an annual Democrat fundraiser, on Thursday.

The DNC and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) have paid Clinton’s political organization, “Onward Together,” nearly $900,000 for list acquisitions.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

“The DNC, which is in the midst of facing financial hardships, conjured up $300,000 on Jan. 8 to pay Onward Together, Clinton’s group, for “list acquisition,” according to the FEC filings.”

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“The DCCC also paid hundreds of thousands to Clinton’s “resistance” group for “generic committee list rental” between mid-December and late January.”

“On Dec. 12, the DCCC disbursed $286,689.34 to Onward Together for the list rentals. In January, two more payments were made to Clinton’s group in the amounts of $139,242.20 and $145,882.40 for the rentals.”

This exorbitant speaking fee comes at a time when the DNC is strapped for cash and being outraised considerably by its Republican counterpart, the Republican National Committee (RNC).

It’s a particularly desperate move, both for the DNC and Clinton, of whom just 27 percent of American said they had a somewhat favorable view in a recent survey.

But worse than that, Clinton laid a portion of the blame for her stunning 2016 defeat on the DNC. In one of her first public interviews since losing to Donald Trump, Clinton said that after she secured the Democrat nomination in 2016, she “inherit[ed] nothing from the Democratic Party.”

“It was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong,” she said at ReCode’s annual CODECON event in May 2017.

DNC’s then-data director, Andrew Therriault tweeted (and subsequently deleted) a message that called Clinton’s accusations of the DNC’s data operation “f****** bull****.”

Then, in November of 2017, Donna Brazile published a tell-all book about her time at the DNC in which she claimed the organization tipped the scales in Clinton’s favor, prompting an outcry from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Clinton’s main 2016 primary rival.

For Clinton, the return to the DNC is a return to the paid speaking circuit, although things are not what they once were. Since her defeat in 2016, Clinton’s speaking fees have nose-dived. She earned just $25,000 from Rutgers University in March. That’s just 10 percent of what some of her previous speaking gigs often paid.

After leaving the State Department and before her 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton delivered dozens of paid speech that ranged in price from $125,000 to $335,000.

It is estimated that during this period Clinton, “earned close to $12 million in speaking fees.

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