Clinton Says All Money From Colleges Has Gone To Family’s Foundation

AP

Hillary Clinton defended her high-dollar speaking fees on Friday, telling ABC News that she’s donated every penny earned from colleges over the last year-and-a-half to her family’s eponymous 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,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s gaffes about her personal wealth during her book tour have brought renewed scrutiny to her lofty speaking fees, with Republicans and conservatives eager to brand the former secretary of state as out of touch.

The New York Times reported last year that Clinton makes $200,000 per speech.

Students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas asked her to return the $225,000 that she will make for a speech at an October fundraiser at the school.

According to ABC, Clinton didn’t indicate in the interview on Friday how she would respond to the students.

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