Bill Clinton is once again causing trouble for Hillary’s campaign. The couple may have claimed to be “dead broke” after leaving the White House, but they seem to have made quite a bit from the Middle East in the time since.
Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.
The company’s finances strictly adhere to “Sharia Finance,” which includes giving “zakat,” a religious tax of which one-eighth of the proceeds is dedicated to funding Islamic jihad.
The company also contributed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
Bill Clinton gives a thumbs up to attendees on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention (Getty Images) Bill Clinton gives a thumbs up to attendees on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention (Getty Images)
The former president served as honorary chairman for GEMS Education from 2011 to 2014, according to federal tax returns he filed with his wife, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
His biggest paycheck from the closely-held company — which is incorporated in the Cayman Islands — was in 2014 when he pocketed $2.1 million. It is unclear if Bill received income from the Middle Eastern firm in 2015, since Hillary has not yet released her tax return for that year.
Source: Daily Caller