For the second time this week, Bill and Hillary Clinton are under increased scrutiny over money received by their multiple non-profit organizations during the time Hillary served as Secretary of State.
The Canadian Donor Scandal was compounded today with revelations that the foundation received more than $7 million in taxpayer funds.
Records show the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation, received over $6 million in grants from the U.S. Center for Disease Control in the years following 2010, the Washington Free Beacon reports. The foundation itself also received near $1.5 million directly from federal agencies, including the EPA, as a result of the funding provided by the 2009 stimulus act.
In addition, the group’s CEO as paid more than $400,000 last year, despite claiming on its website that CHAI operates ‘frugally.’ The group’s attorney was paid nearly as much in 2013.
While hardly frugal by average American standards, the foundation can be forgiven for the slip: after all, the Clinton’s have been raking $200,000 speaking fees since 2001. Bills earnings have amounted to over $104 million since 2001 while Hillary made over $5 million in 2013 and 2014 alone.