Foreign firms gave Bill Clinton $6M to speak

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Nearly all of the $5.7 million Bill Clinton earned in speaking fees last year came from foreign companies, the AP is reporting.

The information is in financial documents filed by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The former president collected $4.6 million in speaking fees from companies in Canada, Mexico, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Portugal and Malaysia, as well as the national bank of Kuwait.

There are some concerns that the Clintons’ finances to foreign companies might impair the secretary of state’s dealings in foreign capitals, but this report shows she gets along well with foreign capital.

It’s no surprise that Bill Clinton is earning millions in speaking fees.  He’s a good speaker.  What is surprising is that most of his speaking fees is coming from foreign countries because I think he only speaks English.

A few decades ago “The Six Million Dollar Man” could run fast, jump high and bend steel.  Now he just talks.  That’s inflation for you.

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Carleton Bryant

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Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — ...

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