Hillary Clinton has led a trail of corruption behind everything she’s done in politics.
Her 2016 election was no different.
And now that it’s over, something insanely corrupt that she did was just exposed.
During the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton was awarded secret service protection.
Secret Service protection is provided to any candidate who becomes a viable challenger in the presidential election.
Clinton received protection along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump.
The protection provided to candidates by the Secret Service is all funded by taxpayers and isn’t a small bill.
And a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the 2016 election was even more costly than usual, all because of the actions of Hillary Clinton.
In June of 2015, an attorney representing Hillary Clinton’s campaign sent an email to Secret Service officials that led towards the government paying a higher rate for flights on candidate’s planes.
Because Secret Service protection is provided around the clock to qualifying candidates, they are required to travel with candidates, oftentimes on the candidate’s charter planes.
When the Secret Service boards a candidate’s charter plane, the government reimburses the campaign for the seat used by each Secret Service agent.
Historically, they have used one of two ways to calculate how much they would pay the campaign.
The first option was to find the lowest priced first-class seat available on the route and pay that rate.
The second option is to pay a “pro rata” rate, which divides the cost of the charter flight by the number of passengers.
In the past, the government would weigh both options, and find which one was cheaper, and reimburse the campaign that amount.
Hillary Clinton’s attorney, who was unnamed by the GAO, argued that the Secret Service should always pay the “pro rata” rate, even in cases that the other option was cheaper.
While it is often the case that the “pro rata” rate would be cheaper, there are many cases where it will incur much higher costs than a first class ticket on a flight using the same route.
Because it calculates the entire cost of the flight and divides it by the amount of passengers, a flight with very few passengers can incur a very high cost per person.
In response to the Clinton campaign lawyer’s request, the Secret Service began reimbursing every flight as “pro rata;” not just for the Hillary Clinton campaign, but for the campaigns of the three other candidates who later started receiving Secret Service protection.
All in all, this incurred an increased cost of $3.9 million on taxpayers.
This cost came from an estimated 650 of the 1,671 total flights during the 2016 presidential campaign that the government overpaid for.
The Secret Service has corrected this issue going forward, but the increased costs in 2016 are history at this point.
Without even becoming president Hillary Clinton found a way to unnecessarily waste millions in taxpayer dollars.
But there isn’t too much need to worry anymore; President Donald Trump has already slashed enough unnecessary spending to make up for that.
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