Another Clinton Foreign Money Scandal?

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Feb 06, 2008 2:35 PM
Apparently, Hillary is considering using some of her own money to finance her campaign.

If she does, I can guarantee there'll be questions about the millions in foreign money Bill Clinton has racked up in speaking fees that's likely stashed in their joint checking account.

I wrote about this in the first chapter of my book .

Since leaving the White House, Clinton has earned more than $20 million in speaking fees from foreign sources in places like the People's Republic of China and Dubai, according to her Senate financial disclosure forms. They also share a joint checking account according to those same forms.

If Hillary uses that foreign money to finance her campaign she will have successfully exploited a loophole in campaign finance rules that forbids the use of foreign money in U.S. elections.

I dunno about you, but it sounds like the beginning of another classic Clinton financial scandal. And this comes on top of recent news that Bill's been courting uranium deals for the benefit of his foundation in Kazakhstan and looming questions about whether Bill would be more of a renegade global ambassador than First Gentleman in the White House.

Update: It's confirmed Clinton has loaned herself $5 million. The Clinton's personal wealth is estimated to be between $10 million and $50 million.