October 16, 2021

Hillary Clinton Speech Fees

HILLARY2Chuck Ross wrote an article entitled “University Contract Details Hillary Clinton Speech Demands” in The Daily Caller on July 16, 2014. He explained that in addition to the $225,000 she is charging the UNLV Foundation to speak at an event on October 13, Hillary Clinton is requiring $1,250 to pay for a stenographer to transcribe her speech and may request a teleprompter if she wants one.

Ross pointed out that those stipulations and other requirements are included in a contract obtained by The Daily Caller between the university and the Harry Walker Agency, which is handling Clinton’s speaking tour. Clinton has come under fire recently for some of her speeches, particularly those she has given to colleges and universities. Though most of her speaking fees have gone to her family’s non-profit foundation, Ms. Clinton has been criticized for gouging the schools. The event will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Ross wrote that the contract signed on May 13 ,2014 included the following: “The Sponsor agrees to pay a fee of $1,250 for the services of a stenographer, who will be onsite at the event, The stenographer will transcribe Speaker’s remarks as they are being delivered, which shall be solely for the Speaker’s records.” Clinton’s speech and a moderated question-and-answer session will last 60 minutes total.

Ross said that the contract gives the agency and Hillary Clinton final approval of the event program, all advertisements contained in it, and all additional event sponsors. Clinton will also be given final approval over who gets to introduce her to the crowd. “It is agreed that [Clinton] will be the only person on stage during her remarks. The Speaker may request that Sponsor pay for an provide a glass panel teleprompter and a qualified operator,” the contract reads.
Clinton will also be given final approval of selecting a moderator used in the question-and-answer session. The questions from the audience must also be given to Hillary Clinton through the moderator.. Clinton also agreed to a 30-minute photoline, which will take place before her remarks..It is “not to exceed 50 photos with up to 100 people,” the contract reads

A reporter in The Washington Post wrote of a similar contract between Hillary Clinton and Buffalo University on Wednesday. Clinton is charging the school $275,000 for that event. In both events, Clinton’s speaking fee will go to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Should tax-supported institutions of higher learning pay such exorbitant fees? I think not!.