Fred Barnes: ‘Clinton Cash’ Is ‘Hillary and Bill Clinton’s Story of Money-Grubbing and Sleaze’


Fred Barnes writes in The Weekly Standard that the documentary film “Clinton Cash,” based on Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book and new graphic novel of the same name, is a “powerful story of money-grubbing and sleaze.”

The book Clinton Cash was on the New York Times bestseller list for 12 weeks last year and sold roughly 200,000 copies. It tells the story of how Bill and Hillary Clinton made an estimated $229,319,855 between the time they left the White House in 2001 and 2014. That includes fees of more than $500,000 that Bill Clinton received for 11 speeches while she was secretary of state from 2001 to 2005.

It’s a powerful story of money-grubbing and sleaze. And now it’s been made into a 65-minute, impeccably researched documentary narrated by Peter Schweizer, the book’s author.

The movie is fast-paced and intense. And its impact on audiences is likely to be highly unfavorable to Hillary’s hopes of winning the presidency. But there is a problem: getting it in front of audiences in the first place. “A lot of people don’t have the time or the inclination to read the book,” Schweizer says.


What’s striking about the movie is its lack of partisanship. It’s unfriendly to the Clintons, but “this is not just a Republican issue,” Schweizer says. It was a group of supporters of Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination, who sought to have Clinton Cash play in Philly.

Read the rest at The Weekly Standard.

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