Hillary Clinton Was Paid $275,000 by UB Foundation
by Buck Quigley - posted 1:32 pm, July 16, 2014
Last week, NYS Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor told UB president Satish Tripathi to come clean about how much Hillary Clinton was paid by the secretive UB Foundation to speak at the university last year.
“The University at Buffalo is a public university, it should be open and transparent about how it spends money. The same goes for the University’s foundation. When the foundation spends exorbitant amounts to bring in guest speakers, it means taxpayers will be making up the difference elsewhere. That’s why taxpayers should know how the foundation spends its money. You can’t separate the University from the foundation.”
Read his entire open letter published in the Rockland County Times on July 10 by clicking here.
On July 11, I sent an email to UB spokesperson John Della Contrada and UB Foundation president Ed Schneider asking if they had any comment on the commotion. Neither of them replied.
Today, the Public Accountability Initiative shares the contract they procured by filing a FOIL request to UB asking for records concerning Clinton’s appearance—by seeking communications between the private foundation and the state university. Click here to read it. The former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State was paid $275,000 for her appearance at the public school. After the Harry Walker Agency took its cut, the net proceeds then went to the Clinton Foundation, apparently.
The Washington Post covers all this quite nicely here.
It marks another proud moment for the UB Foundation—still as afraid of sunlight as any vampire would be.