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Clintons made $153 million off speeches: report

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Bill and Hillary Clinton made a combined $153 million off of paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary launched her presidential bid in 2015, according to a CNN report.

During that time, the couple gave 729 speeches for an average payout of $210,795 each. Of those speeches, at least 39 were given to big banks, who paid the couple $7.7 million.
{mosads}Hillary Clinton alone made at least $1.8 million for her eight speeches to Wall Street banks.
She has been repeatedly challenged by Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders for her ties to big banks and other special interests.

“What being part of the establishment is, last quarter, having a super-PAC that raised $15 million from Wall Street, that throughout one’s life raised a whole lot of money from the drug companies and other special interests,” Sanders said during Thursday’s presidential debate.

Clinton has not yet decided whether she will release transcripts from the Wall Street speeches, despite increasing pressure for her to do so. 

“I’ll look into it. I don’t know the status,” she said at the debate.

“I can only repeat what is the fact, that I spoke to a lot of different groups with a lot of different constituents. … My view on this is, look at my record.”

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