- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton collected over $25 million combined in speaking fees since January 2014.

The figures were reported in a personal finance disclosure report that Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission Friday night. All White House candidates are required to disclose a financial report.

The report also shows that Mrs. Clinton earned more than $5 million from her 2014 memoirs, “Hard Choices,” Fox News reported Friday.

Mrs. Clinton has painted herself has a champion for the middle class on the campaign trail, but critics have scrutinized her about the wealth she and Mr. Clinton have amassed since leaving the White House.

Mrs. Clinton also came under fire last year during her book tour when she said in an interview that her family was “dead broke” when they left the White House.

The FEC filing shows that the Clintons earned more than $25 million for more than 100 paid speeches between January 2014 and May 2015, Fox reported.

The report also lists assets of between $5 million and $25 million in a mutual fund managed by Vanguard that the Clintons setup in the past year. The couple did not earn any capital gains during the period and paid an effective tax rate of more than 30 percent in the 2014 tax year.

Mrs. Clinton’s last financial disclosure report, filed during her final year as Secretary of State in 2012, revealed that she and her husband’s wealth was estimated between $4 million and $20 million, with much of that income coming from speeches that Mr. Clinton made while Mrs. Clinton traveled around the world as the nation’s top diplomat.

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