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Hillary NOT Happy When Asked About Transcripts to Wall Street Luncheon Speeches

Hillary NOT Happy When Asked About Transcripts to Wall Street Luncheon Speeches

The speech transcript issue that’s not going away

Hillary Clinton does not like being asked to release transcripts from her pricey paid Wall Street lunch speeches. Clinton was paid a whopping $675,000 for three speeches to Goldman Sachs.

In an interview with the editorial boards of two Philadelphia-based newspapers, Clinton got nasty when asked if she would release her speech transcripts. True to form, she shifted to the matter of tax returns and bemoaned double standards rather than answering the question.

Jenna Lifhits of the Washington Free Beacon writes:

“Well, I can only say this: let’s make sure everybody is already as transparent as I,” Clinton said when asked whether her refusal to release the transcripts signaled that she had “something to hide.”

Clinton avoided discussing the transcripts and instead focused on the “30 years” worth of tax returns that she had released. Seeing as rival Bernie Sanders has yet to release his tax returns, Clinton claimed, she was being held to a “double standard.”

“There certainly has been a double standard between me and others who run,” Clinton said. “Let’s meet the same standards. Let’s start with tax returns. That has been the standard.”

The transcript question surfaced during a Democratic debate held in February. Hillary deflected then, too. Professor Jacobson blogged:

During the MSNBC Democratic debate, Chuck Todd asked if Hillary would release the transcripts of her paid speeches, particularly the three Goldman Sachs speeches for which she was paid $675,000 total.

As the question was being asked, you could see Hillary’s mental wheels spinning until she came up with the response she needed: I’ll think about it.

Hillary then quickly moved on to her robotic stump speech:

We know little about what the content of the Wall Street speeches, but according to an attendee interviewed by Politico, “she sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

“It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

At another speech to Goldman and its big asset management clients in New York in 2013, Clinton spoke about how it wasn’t just the banks that caused the financial crisis and that it was worth looking at the landmark 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law to see what was working and what wasn’t.

“It was mostly basic stuff, small talk, chit-chat,” one person who attended that speech said. “But in this environment, it could be made to look really bad.”

But I doubt the issue will cost Hillary any votes because nothing matters this election cycle, apparently:


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The more I look at the electoral college map, the less I believe any Republican can win. We may be looking at President Bernie once the preference cascade turns the superdelegates from Clinton to Sanders.

OK. Hold the phone…

This would be the SAME Hellary that T-rump has endorsed and given money to?

MORE money, in fact, than he gave to the 9/11 fund?

Which is LESS money than one of his companies TOOK from a fund for hard-hit businesses…???

Just doing some fact-checking…

God, she is a horrible person AND a nasty candidate.

At one time, I thought any secret a presidential candidate had would eventually come out. Then we had our current president, his speeches, grades, and history.

Now I look at Hillary’s speech and consider the real possibility that she actually managed to destroy any recording and transcript.

legacyrepublican | April 12, 2016 at 12:45 am

I am just waiting for that moment when Hillary will pull out her next get out of jail free card and say because Hillary is a woman …

“And Bill, you know, I love him, but he got $1 million for his speeches which means that I got paid less than 70¢ on the dollar when I compare my speeches to his. So, I don’t it is fair that you are complaining about how much money I made. Give me a break! Why don’t you go ask Bill what was in his speeches because I don’t think Bill was worth all that money but they paid him more because he is a man.”

…she came up with the response she needed: I’ll think about it.

Huh, one day when I was a kid, my mom told me to clean my room, and I said “I’ll think about it”.

As they say now, YMMV. Mine varied. 🙁

Realistically, what could she have had to say that would be worth hearing? But 675K BUYS a lot of favors.

Hey Kemberlee, why do hillary and bill have 5 shell companies in Delaware? Hmmm…..

he address “1209 North Orange Street” in Wilmington, Del., has become known in recent years as the epicenter of U.S. corporate secrecy. The squat, split-level building is the official address of over 285,000 companies, many of which are looking to take advantage of Delaware’s Panama-like secrecy rules, tax incentives, and business-friendly case law.
Hillary and Bill Clinton quietly set up two shell companies listed at “1209 North Orange Street” in 2008 and 2013, the Washington Free Beacon has found. The names of the companies, but not their location, were first made public in tax filings released by Hillary Clinton last year.
Another company at the same location, ZFS Holdings, LLC, was set up in February 2013, one week after Hillary Clinton left the State Department. Hillary Clinton received $5.5 million from her book publisher, Simon & Schuster, through the company.
The Clinton campaign declined to comment on why the Clintons, who live in New York and have no evident residential ties to Delaware, set up companies in the state.
Hillary Clinton has promised to crack down on tax havens on the campaign trail. Referring to the Panama Papers last Wednesday, Clinton condemned “outrageous tax havens and loopholes that super-rich people across the world are exploiting in Panama and elsewhere.”

The Clinton Foundation also has three shell companies in Delaware, according to its amended financial disclosures released last year.