Clinton University: Bill Raked In $17 Million From Shady “Honorary” Education Role

The media loves to talk about Trump University, but Bill Clinton’s shady scheme? Not so much…

According to reports:

Former President Bill Clinton pocketed $17.6 million working as a consultant and “honorary chancellor” for a for-profit college, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Clinton was affiliated with Laureate International Universities from 2010 to 2015, breaking ties when his wife Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign.

Hillary Clinton invited Laureate to a private State Department dinner on higher education policy in August 2009, according to the report.

Clinton, then the secretary of State, described Laureate as the “fastest growing college network in the world” in an email to her chief of staff released last year. She called businessman Doug Becker, who founded Laureate, someone who “Bill likes a lot.” Laureate hired the former president nine months later.

“[Bill Clinton] engaged with students at Laureate’s campuses worldwide and advised Laureate’s leadership on social responsibility and increasing access to higher education,” Angel Urena, a spokesman for the former president, told the Post.

“[Clinton] was paid to advise Laureate, inspire students and visit the campuses and communities they serve, and that’s what he did, with great conviction and energy,” added a spokesman for Laureate.”