Skip to comments.Vanity - The Obamas, the Clintons, Joe Biden, no longer big money, speaking headliners.
Posted on 04/07/2018 9:13:51 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
The good old sweet days have passed....and are dwindling faster then a sinking anchor falling into the sea for Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, etc.
Yep...no heavy duty speaking engagements and no big cash payments. In fact...in the world of today, the Democrat Party has few speaking headliners in massive demand. I wonder why...all of them are losers, that is why.
Soon coming is the side show of Attorney General, Loretta Lynch as she tries to cover her butt, relative her secret "tarmac" meeting with Bill Clinton, rebutting the words of Ex-FBI Director, James Comey. Two master criminals at work.
Folks...this year will get better as both Obama & Clinton will be dragged into the DOJ/FBI scandal, full bore since they both put it all together. An interesting year of sordid & criminal Democrat Party events and crimes, awaits...all of the American people and voters. Stay tuned!!!
Can you confirm this?
I have not seen anything one way or the other. I know obozo got $400K a year ago for his spouting insanity.
It just shows how so much of our government has become an opportunity for rent seeking, and how Trump has upset that apple cart.
IF and WHEN it ever happens that those “good folks” actually get charged with any crimes, they had beet start saving their petty cash for good lawyers because they’re going to need them.
LAUGH BREAK-Heres how Hillary prepared for a $300,000 speech.
CIRCA 2014WASH/PO By Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker
Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clintons paid speaking career.....she was paid $300,000 to speak to UCLA students and faculty in March. (UCLA) When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities? The answer from Clintons representatives: $300,000 is the special university rate.
That e-mail exchange and other internal communications, obtained this week by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a rare glimpse into the complex and meticulous backstage efforts to manage the likely 2016 presidential candidates lucrative speaking career.
At UCLA, efforts to book Clinton and then prepare for her visit were all-consuming, beginning almost immediately after she left her job as secretary of state on Feb. 1, 2013, until she delivered her Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership speech on March 5, 2014.
The documents show that Clintons representatives at the Harry Walker Agency exerted considerable control over her appearance and managed even the smallest details from requesting lemon wedges and water on stage to a computer, scanner, and a spread of hummus and crudité in the green room backstage.
PIC Gene Block, UCLAs chief executive and chancellor, presents a medal to Hillary Rodham Clinton after her speech at the school March 5. (Nick Ut/AP)
Top university officials discussed at length the style and color of the executive armchairs Clinton and moderator Lynn Vavreck would sit in as they carried on a question-and-answer session, as well as the kind of pillows to be situated on each chair. Clintons representatives requested that the chairs be outfitted with two long, rectangular pillows and that two cushions be kept backstage in case the chair was too deep and she needed additional back support.
After a lengthy call with a Clinton representative, UCLA administrator Patricia Lippert reported to campus colleagues, She uses a lavalier [microphone] and will both speak from the audience and walk around stage, TED talk style. We need a teleprompter and 2-3 downstage scrolling monitors [for] her to read from.
During a walk-through of Royce Hall five days before the lecture, the e-mails show, Clintons team rejected the podium planned for her use during her 20- to 30- minute speech, setting off a scramble on campus to find a suitable podium and rent a new university seal to match.
In the nearly two years since stepping down as secretary of state, Clinton has made dozens of paid appearances across the country at industry conventions and Wall Street banks as well as at universities. Her UCLA fee, like those at other universities, went to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the familys nonprofit group.
But critics have argued that the carefully staged events and high speaking fees could complicate Clintons ability to run a populist campaign built around the economic struggles of the middle class.
Versions of Clintons standard speaking contracts have surfaced publicly this year including her luxury travel requirements but the contracts do not contain the extensive detail seen in the UCLA communications.
It is unclear how personally involved Clinton was in the UCLA negotiations and whether the requests from her agency were being directed by her or merely from underlings anticipating her preferences. A Clinton spokesman declined to comment on the speaking arrangements.
It is commonplace for celebrity speakers to request special accommodations and Clinton was no exception. Her representatives asked for a case of still water, room temperature, to be deposited stage right. They also asked that a carafe of warm/hot water, coffee cup and saucer, pitcher of room temperature water, water glass, and lemon wedges be situated both on a table on stage as well as in another room where Clinton would stand for photos with VIPs.
For the green room, Clintons representatives requested: Coffee, tea, room temp sparkling and still water, diet ginger ale, crudité, hummus and sliced fruit. They also asked for a computer, mouse and printer, as well as a scanner, which the university had to purchase for the occasion.
When university officials decided to award Clinton the UCLA Medal, Clintons team asked that it be presented to her in a box rather than draped around her neck. That request was sent to the universitys chancellor, Gene Block.
Chancellor Block has agreed to accommodate Hillary Clintons request to have the medal presented in a box, Assistant Provost Margaret Leal-Sotelo wrote in one e-mail.
Lippert replied: I can either have the jewelers box open or closed, in case the Chancellor doesnt want to risk opening it. By contract, Clintons approval was needed for any promotional materials. Clinton gave permission for the university to record the event, but for archival purposes only.
For public distribution, Clintons speaking agency approved only a two-minute highlight video to upload to YouTube. Please make sure it is available only for one (1) year from the date of posting, a Harry Walker Agency official added.
Clinton posed for individual photos with 100 VIPS, or 50 couples We get a total of 50 clicks, one university official explained as well as two group photos. Lippert wrote to colleagues that Clintons representatives wanted the group shots prestaged, with participants assembled and ready to take the photographs before Clinton arrived so the secretary isnt waiting for these folks to get their act together. Reiterating the request, Lippert added, She doesnt like to stand around waiting for people.
Like many major universities, UCLA regularly pays high-profile speakers to visit campus. Many of the visits are funded through a private endowment and not with tuition or public dollars. Clintons appearance was privately funded as part of a lecture series endowed by Meyer Luskin, an investor and president of Scope Industries, a food waste recycling company.
Contracts and internal emails connected to half a dozen speeches Clinton gave in the Bay Area soon after departing the White House offer a glimpse into the unusual demands and outsize expense reports associated with bringing him to town. The events took place as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Foothill Deanza Community College District, another by UC Davis and another run by a for-profit firm. The documents became public through an open-records request filed by the Republican National Committee amid a presidential race in which the lucrative speaking fees paid to the Clintons are being closely examined.
They show a former president who deftly avoided discussing past scandals by refusing questions that were not screened by his staff in advance. There is the nearly $1,400 bill for a days worth of phone calls from San Franciscos Fairmont Hotel and the $700 dinner for two. (Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
The Wash/Post reported Hillary earned $11.7 million for 51 speeches since Jan 2014.....she pocketed an astonishing $625,000 for two speeches in one day.
Bill's honoraria increased dramatically. He pocketed some $50 million during Hillary's four-year term as Secretary of State....including an Irish scholarship fund, a Korean conglomerate, and, a Nigerian newspaper company......each of whom paid Clinton more than half a million dollars for a single speech.
The Clinton Foundation dutifully tells the press the impeached Bill was such a "beloved president" that people wanted to hear what he had to say. That being the reason why countries paid him so much to speak.
REALITY CHECK But not many people could speak or understand English in far-off Nigeria, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Russia, places where the beloved impeached president pocketed big bucks for speeches.......word is they paid people to sit in the seats pretending they were listening to the "beloved impeached president."
The conniving Bill Clinton avoided questions about lewinsky and his impeachment by not answering questions that had not been screened.
He and Hillary would become so skilled at churning profits out of their lectures that they would net more than $150 million from speaking alone after he left the White House.
People are saying that it will be Biden who takes on Trump in 2020, but I just find that hard to believe.
Will only happen if Bambi and the like are still butt hurt about his policies not getting a 3rd term because of Trump.
Course, Biden would still need the super delegates to be around.
Third rate Romance, Low Rent Rendezvous.
So much for the dollar. No more BANG for the buck.
Soon, these ‘folks’ will be paying US to sit and listen to them lecture.
Wow....she deserves a metal folding chair, no padding, a side folding table with a warm out of date diet Coke....and two fast food coupons for a speaking fee..
These grifters are set for life. Free medical. Office expenses. SS details. And the money they've squirreled away during their glory years would make any tinhorn dictator in exile blush. They worked the system beautifully because democrat voters are supremely stupid and conservatives are/have been lazy.
I read that Snooki was paid more than Hillary Clinton for their respective Rutgers appearances.
No reason to bribe people who have no power anymore? These speaking, book deals, and foundations are legalized bribery,
I cannot confirm what’s coming....the destiny of justice is on its way. Obama & Clinton may not get the orange prison jump suits & spend time behind bars, but, history will treat them as the low life human beings they are.
Regardless of speaking engagements, the Obamas will still get paid to be tokens on company boards and things like that.
The Bidens, not so much.
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