Hillary Clinton says she has donated hundreds of thousands in speaking fees from colleges to charity – the Clinton Foundation.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” Ms. Clinton told Ann Compton of ABC News.
Students at the University of Nevada recently demanded she return the $225,000 speaking fee she was paid to appear at the university’s foundation dinner this fall.
For the last year and half, Clinton says, the fees have gone to the foundation.
She made no indication that she would meet the demands of those students. Instead she noted her speeches bring new ideas to Americans across the country.
“It’s been my experience that they’re not worried about my speaking or my household, they’re worried about heir own,” Ms. Clinton said in the interview adding, “And that’s the kind of debate I think I’m furthering as I go around the country speaking.”
Clinton’s finances have come under scrutiny in the last month after she stated that she and her husband were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001.