Politico's Mike Allen scooped the highly predictable news that Hillary Clinton would hit the paid speaking circuit having retired as secretary of state this month.
Clinton has chosen Harry Walker Agency (the same group who represent her husband to represent her) and is expected to command fees well within the six-figure range — making her among the best-paid speakers “in the history of the circuit,” Allen reported.
Secretary Clinton will likely do some speeches for no fee for causes she champions, and expects to occasionally donate her fees for charitable purposes. Clinton, who will maintain her homes in Washington and Chappaqua, is also beginning to make decisions about the book she has said she will write, an account of her four years as secretary of State. Non-profit work will be another component of her new life, perhaps through her husband’s foundation or one of her own.
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