Jeb Bush’s for-profit education company reportedly paid Hillary Clinton $225,000 for a speech in March of last year.
According to a report in The Intercept, Academic Partnerships, the education group Bush invested in and on whose board he sat until December of last year, paid Clinton the hefty sum to speak at an invitation-only event on March 24, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
Bush reportedly “joined Academic Partnerships as an investor and as a paid advisor” in 2011 before resigning from the group in December of last year after he announced that he was exploring a presidential bid. Bush, who awarded Clinton the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center on the eve of the first anniversary of the Benghazi attacks, reportedly also spoke at the same conference though he did not share stage with Clinton, according to The Intercept.
The Clintons, according to financial disclosures, made $25 million in speaking fees alone since January of 2014. They have come under fire after mainstream media outlets have confirmed and followed up on the many revelations regarding their finances and influence peddling in Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.
Schweizer is now investigating Jeb Bush’s financial dealings, and he has said that he has been finding some very “interesting, compelling things” four months into the new research project.