Washington Free Beacon
March 19, 2018
Hillary Clinton’s private passage to India is costing American taxpayers at least $22,000, according to publicly disclosed federal contract information.
Clinton attracted media attention during her trip for saying during a speech last weekend that she lost the 2016 election because much of the United States is “backwards” and filled with people who don’t like “black people getting rights” or “women getting jobs.” Clinton is promoting her latest book in India and is joined on the trip by friends such as longtime aide Huma Abedin. She is also spending time visiting tourist sites.
Clinton is in India as a private citizen. But as a former First Lady she is given U.S. Secret Service protection for life, and the State Department awarded two contracts worth $16,143 and $6,301 for her security detail’s travel and lodging on the trip.
The contracts do not name Clinton but say they are awarded for the Secret Service to “support FFLOTUS,” an acronym used for former first ladies, on a March 2018 trip to India. The contract was awarded by the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, which operates under the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
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