As the millions of unemployed, underemployed Americans deal with the reality of not having enough money set aside in savings to deal with an unexpected car repair, they might well wonder at the financial acumen of Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and, perhaps, ask for some tips.

It’s no simple matter to go from “dead broke” in January 2001 to amassing a personal fortune in excess of $150 million in a mere 15 years, but the Clintons have always been special and normal laws – apparently even financial ones – don’t usually apply to them.

Now, newly leaked emails reveal Mrs. Clinton’s deep devotion to the art of saying one thing in public and another in front of big money interests willing to shell out huge speaking fees.

As Clinton’s campaign for the presidency she has coveted for decades rolled on in March 2015, her husband, former President Bill Clinton was set to make a speech at Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley – and it wasn’t just dropping in and making a few comments at a chicken ala king luncheon.

The fee was large enough for Hillary to fight for it when her aides advised that the proximity of Bill’s speech to Hillary’s announcement would be “bad optics” in Iowa, whose voters hold Wall Street, big banks and corporate money in particularly low disregard, according to the leaked email chain.

Robby Mook wrote to John Podesta, “Morgan Stanley is coming down,” adding that the timing of Bill giving a paid speech to a Wall Street bank at a critical time could turn Hillary’s announcement into a “bad rollout.”

Mook is Clinton’s current campaign manager and Podesta is the campaign chair.

The email chain goes on as Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, informs Mook that, “HRC very strongly did not want him to cancel that particular speech,” adding that she will lie to her boss.

Mook stood firm in his assessment of the risk, admitting however that he was aware of the “sacrifice and disappointment that canceling will create.”

Presumably, Mook is referring to the Clinton’s standard fee for speaking engagements at the time – upward of $200,000.

“I will have to tell her that [Bill] chose to cancel it, not that we asked.”

Clinton pushed back, according to Abedin in the emails: “HRC is reiterating her original position. She does not want him to cancel.”

Eventually, after a “cooling down period,” as Abedin wrote, Clinton relented.

Sadly, the Clintons may find themselves back in the White House in January, with untold resources opening up to them that same driven commitment to the pursuit of wealth.

The email did not specify how much that “sacrifice and disappointment” added up to, but it’s a safe bet it was in the six-digits.



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