In this instance, how is “paying for a speech” any different than “giving a bribe”?

In November 2011, a Swedish telecom company called Ericsson paid Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, $750,000 for giving a speech. In April 2012, Obama signed an executive order which placed sanctions on telecom sales to Iran and Syria. However, Ericsson was given an exemption from these sanctions.

In this instance, how is “paying for a speech” any different than “giving a bribe”?

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August 29, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics.

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