Take these two stories.
Story #1: For five years, Bill Clinton played the role of glorified handshaker for billionaire Ron Burkle. As the Wall Street Journal reported last month, Clinton was severing the relationship for a $20 million buyout. No one is quite sure what Clinton did to earn that money.
Story #2: Hillary Clinton loans her campaign $5 million. Where is the money coming from?
There are many ways to circumvent campaign financing laws. Many are illegal, some are not. One of the legal ways is to "hire" a spouse and pay him an insane amount of money to do pretty much nothing. Make no mistake, Ron Burkle is making a perfectly legal $5 million campaign donation to Hillary Clinton with enough extra added to allow the Clintons to pay their taxes and keep a bit for their troubles.
This is just another of the dirty little secrets of the American political system.