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Hillary Clinton paid $275K for 2013 speech in Buffalo



WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton received $275,000 for a 2013 speech to the University at Buffalo, and her contract included provisions for a teleprompter and final approval of the set and backdrop, the school said.

The university released a nine-page contract it signed with the Harry Walker Agency, which oversees Clinton's speeches. It was obtained through a freedom of information request by the New York-based Public Accountability Initiative, a public interest investigative research organization.

The university said in a statement Wednesday that no state funding or student tuition revenue was used to pay for Clinton's speech. It said the former secretary of state's fee was covered by ticket sales and other sponsorships and endowments.

The contract included several provisions, requiring the university provide a "presidential glass panel teleprompter and a qualified operator," and with Clinton's office having final approval of the person introducing her and the moderator of any question-and-answer session.

The agency representing the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate had approval of the "sets, backdrops, banners, scenery, logos, settings, etc.," and the topic and length of the former first lady's speech was at her "sole discretion."

The contract also requires the university to pay $1,000 to have a stenographer transcribe Clinton's speech but the transcription was "solely for the speaker's records." The university was not allowed to record the speech or broadcast it.

Clinton has given several paid speeches at universities since departing the State Department. She has said her fees have been used to support her family's philanthropic foundation.

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WILLY WHITE DOG July 16 2014 at 6:28 PM

Hillary Give those Kids their money back

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allstarcaps July 16 2014 at 6:27 PM

Time to put the old nag out to pasture...

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WILLY WHITE DOG July 16 2014 at 6:26 PM

Just seeing this ugly bag of skin makes US citizen sick

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Richard July 16 2014 at 6:30 PM

I wouldn't pay a thin dime to see, or hear that Bit(h talk.

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jo12992 July 16 2014 at 6:31 PM

I bet that the media gives her a hard time, for being wealthy. No? Just Romney?

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MARTHA & PERRY July 16 2014 at 6:42 PM

RIP OFF. Chelsea only gets $75,000.00 per engagement. what is wrong with these universities giving outrageous sums for these has been or never was politicians.

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tomkota July 16 2014 at 6:41 PM

POOOOOOOOOR ME IM BROKE...YA FOR SURE RIPPING OFF COLLAGE KIDS.......YOUR A PIECE OF WORK HILLARY...I JUST WONDER IF YOUR GET IN THE WHITE HOUSE HOW BAD YOU RIP OFF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE??
WHO CARES IT DOESNOT MATTER ANYWAY

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hatpillbill July 16 2014 at 6:31 PM

But she said they were stone broke..Ha Ha

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demswillgo2hell July 16 2014 at 6:31 PM

I thought the moon faced drunk was broke.

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mvnup July 17 2014 at 10:59 AM

Unfortutaley I think the republicans and the working class tax paying, middle class people have lost control of this country. I think that last presidential election showed that and now that people think they could vote money in their pocket it will be this way until we will have no more middle class. The O has done nothing to help working class people and small business. I think Hillary has a good chance of winning and it’s not for any good reasons. The media spends so much time proping up the democrates and tearing down the republicans that many people in our country are misled and misinformed.

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