Sunday, January 12, 2020
Before Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, got his strange but lucrative deal to sit on the board of energy company Burisma Holdings in Ukraine to the tune of $50,000 a month, there was Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She was similarly rewarded with jobs and board positions that had absolutely no relationship with that young woman's interests, life, education or any perceived expertise.
In 2017, Chelsea Clinton was also named to travel site Expedia's Board of Directors. Because she's a ... business genius? A travel genius? An investment prodigy? The Hill reported that position "typically earned $250,000 in 2015. ... Both IAC and Expedia are controlled by Barry Diller, the business and television mogul, who is a friend of Hillary Clinton."
In 2011, the same year she joined the IAC board, Chelsea signed with NBC News as a "special correspondent." Politico reported she was rewarded with $600,000 a year to do what ended up being occasional fluffy feature stories. The New York Post noted, "one was a creepy voiceover interview with the Geico gecko. Chelsea is such a special correspondent, she's done just 14 stories in two years and seven months for a total of 58 minutes of airtime. ... "
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