Granny Gotta Eat: Hillary Clinton to Give Keynote Address at Cyber Defense Summit, of All Places

May 31, 2019

Being president of the United States doesn't pay much—a mere $400,000 a year—but Hillary Clinton didn't get the job. Granny's gotta pay the bills, so she's returning to the public speaking circuit, where she amassed a whopping $22 million before mounting a second failed bid for the White House.

The former email account operator will be a keynote guest at, of all places, the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C. Her speaking fee was not disclosed, but her going rate is typically in the low-to-mid six-figure range. The event will feature an "intimate" discussion with FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia.

The announcement comes just weeks after Hillary warned the Democrats running for president in 2020 that they could have the election "stolen" from them, suggesting that Russian interference was the sole factor in her humiliating loss to Donald Trump in 2016—and not, for example, her unprecedented deficiencies as a candidate.

"You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you," Clinton told a cheering audience in Los Angeles as part of her "Evening with the Clintons" tour with her nominal husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Former FBI Director James Comey famously described Hillary's attitude to cyber security as "extremely careless" following the agency's months-long investigation into her private email server.