For Hillary Clinton, Nothing Less Than A Gulfstream G450 Will Do

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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Wherever Hillary Clinton is going, she needs at least a Gulfstream G450 to get there.

The once nearly “dead broke” former First Lady now makes steep demands when she gives speeches to corporations, groups and universities, according to emails between Clinton’s agent and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Clinton will earn $225,000 for a 90-minute speech in October.

The school received a bit of a break from the $300,000 Clinton requested during initial negotiations, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which obtained the emails that were sent last year.

The correspondence showed that Clinton normally requires “round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet.”

Specifically, the former Secretary of State must fly on a “Gulfstream G450 or larger jet,” according to the emails.

According to Gulfstream’s website, Gulfstream G450s hold up to 16 passengers.

Clinton has come under fire for pocketing those huge fees and living a luxurious lifestyle while also downplaying her and husband Bill’s enormous wealth. Besides telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer that she and Bill were nearly “dead broke” after leaving the White House in 2001, Clinton said that the couple are unlike the “truly well off.” (RELATED: Hillary Says She And Bill Were ‘Dead Broke’ After White House)

The Clinton’s are estimated to be worth between $100 million and $200 million.

The Daily Caller first reported Clinton’s contract with the UNLV Foundation, which, besides being expensive, also included a list of strict demands. (RELATED: University Contract Details Hillary Clinton Speech Demands)

In her contract, Clinton stipulated that she will have final approval on any moderator used during a Q & A session. She would also have final say-so on any advertisements used at the event and in the event program booklet.

Clinton also required $1,250 for a stenographer to transcribe her speech. No videographers would be allowed and the event is closed to the press, unless approved by Clinton at a later date.

Clinton agreed to pose for up to 50 pictures with 100 people, not including the 20 people she would be allowed to invite to the event.

According to the emails obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, UNLV Foundation officials and staffers were critical of Clinton’s demands. One official called them “meddling” after the agency edited a description in the event program in order to “dumb it down.”

The Clinton team’s required oversight of the materials the Foundation wanted to publish on its website led a web designer to complain that the agency had it “assbackwards in my mind.”

Clinton typically requires funding for “round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers.”

She stipulates that her staff be allowed to select hotel accommodations.

In whatever hotel they choose, the former Secretary of State must be put up in a presidential suite, a fitting room given the likelihood that Clinton will run for president herself in 2016.

Up to three adjoining rooms must be provided for Clinton’s travel aides and an additional two rooms for advance staff, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

On top of that, Clinton’s lead travel aide must be provided a $500 stipend to cover out-of-pocket costs.

Bill Clinton spoke at a UNLV Foundation event in 2012 and was paid $250,000, the Review-Journal reported. Emails showed that the organization did not invite Hillary Clinton to speak last year because they did not want to seen as being biased in favor of Democrats. (RELATED: Rags To Riches! Hillary Clinton Rakes In $1.8 Million Giving Speeches To Cash-Strapped College Students)

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