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Hillary Clinton: High Speaking Fees Are to ‘Pay Off the Debts and Get Us Houses’

Hillary Clinton and her husband have made millions on the speaking circuit since leaving the White House in 2000, but she explained to Diane Sawyer that they did it only to “pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.” The former secretary of state also lamented the burden high taxes put on the family’s effort to pay off the debts.

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” she said in an interview set to air on ABC World News on Monday night. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education — it was not easy.”

Clinton praised her husband, who has “worked really hard” to pay down the debts by making speeches, and noted that the former first couple had to make “double the money because of, obviously, taxes.”

Via Hot Air.

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