Much attention has been given to the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Trump University, but there’s been no media coverage or scrutiny of the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton’s, husband Bill Clinton— who raked in roughly $16 million for working with “Laureate International Universities.”
On April 24, 2010, Bill Clinton began his role as “honorary chancellor” for the Laureate system, right in the middle of Hillary’s term as Secretary of State. This raises serious questions that haven’t been asked or investigated: why did colleges in the Laureate system receive huge grants AFTER Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State? Isn’t this yet another scandal that no one wants to touch?
The connection of the Laureate system to the Clinton Foundation has definite links that should be exposed. The more money the Laureate system received, the more money the Clinton Foundation received. From the The New York Times and Bloomberg News:
the “…world’s largest for-profit college chain – has been a seven – figure donor to the Clinton Foundation, giving between $1 million and $5 million, according to the foundation’s website. Laureate has also made five commitments through the Clinton Global Initiative.” This on first sight may seem like a normal business item, but once anyone sees the increase of “Grants” since Hillary was Secretary of State, it then brings into question if Hillary used her office of State to get the “Grants.”
One of the financial backers is none other than George Soros. Strange how George Soros keeps popping up with the Clinton Foundation. The link between the Clintons and the Laureate system seems to indicate that some sort of influence may have been given to direct money back to the Clinton Foundation.
“In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate’s founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative. Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation. Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer.
As the Washington Post reports, “Laureate has stirred controversy throughout Latin America, where it derives two-thirds of its revenue.” During Bill Clinton’s tenure as Laureate’s chancellor, the school spent over $200 million a year on aggressive telemarketing, flashy Internet banner ads, and billboards designed to lure often unprepared students from impoverished countries to enroll in its for-profit classes.The goal: get as many students, regardless of skill level, signed up and paying tuition.”
Maybe Hillary Clinton used her office and directed the grants to Laureate to help her husband “earn” $16.46 million. Either way, it evidences a strong connection among the Clintons, the Laureate system, and the Clinton Foundation.
Some news outlets did seek to expose these dealings, but once again, it seems that no matter how much facts may indicate Clinton using her office for political and financial gain, the facts fall short for some reason or another.
The Washington Post reports, “Laureate has stirred controversy throughout Latin America, where it derives two-thirds of its revenue.”
During Bill Clinton’s tenure as Laureate’s chancellor, the school spent over $200 million a year on aggressive telemarketing, flashy Internet banner ads, and billboards designed to lure often unprepared students from impoverished countries to enroll in its for-profit classes. The goal: get as many students, regardless of skill level, signed up and paying tuition.
“I meet people all the time who transfer here when they flunk out elsewhere,” agronomy student Arturo Bisono, 25, told The Post. “This has become the place you go when no one else will accept you.”