Why Did Wall Street Pay Hillary $2.3 Million for Speeches in 2013?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: iprimages via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: iprimages via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Wall Street, which used to invest in the American economy, is investing big time in Hillary Clinton:

Clinton’s most lucrative year was 2013, right after stepping down as secretary of state. That year, she made $2.3 million for three speeches to Goldman Sachs and individual speeches to Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, Apollo Management Holdings, UBS, Bank of America, and Golden Tree Asset Managers.

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Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.