What do you call a stranger who enters a house with millions of dollars and leaves with nothing?
What do you call a celebrity who leaves a house with no money and returns with millions?
According to them, when the Clintons left the White House in 2000, under the shadow of Bill Clinton’s adultery and impeachment, they had mere pennies to their name. Now, over fifteen years later, they are multimillionaire, jet-set philanthropists who earn hundreds of thousands of dollars just to be seen onstage or at dinner with other globalist elites. As The New York Post reported in June 2014:
“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton said in an interview airing tonight on ABC.
“We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”
Notice: “houses,” plural. “Chelsea,” one child.
The Post continues:
Bill Clinton left office with about $5 million in legal debts. The debts were incurred defending him during a series of legal actions involving the Whitewater land deal, Paula Jones, and his impeachment trial in the Senate.
An Associated Press story from 1999 listed the Clintons’ wealth as between $1.26 million and $5.7 million.
The Clintons went on to earn an astonishing $109 million between 2000 and 2007, and that number has only grown since then.
What’s their secret to success? Well, one of the first rules of wealth creation is: “You gotta have money to make money.” In the case of the Clintons, the money they had to get the ball rolling probably came in large part from the nearly $200,000 in gifts they received in 2000 on their way back into civilian life, or the private speeches Hillary gave for $200,000 a pop. Getting $10 million for her 2003 memoir, Living History, probably didn’t hurt either.
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton’s close aide, Doug Band, was helping build what is now the Clinton Foundation, and that’s how the money really started pouring in. If you want a comprehensive explanation of how the Clintons combined Bill’s charm and influence with Hillary’s power as Secretary of State to enrich themselves and their friends in the name of “charity,” read Jerome Corsi’s book, Partners in Crime.
For now, though, let’s look at one example of how the Clinton charity “slush fund” operates.