October 7, 2016

LIKE THE EMAILS, SHE SHOULD HAVE RELEASED THEM HERSELF

Wikileaks Appears To Release Hillary Clinton's Paid Speech Transcripts (Ruby Cramer, 10/07/16, BuzzFeed)

Excerpts from Hillary Clinton's closed-door paid speeches, including to financial firms, appeared to be made public for the first time on Friday when WikiLeaks published thousands of hacked emails from her campaign chairman.

The speech transcripts, a major subject of contention during the Democratic primary, include quotes from Clinton about her distance from middle-class life ("I'm kind of far removed"); her vision of strategic governing ("you need both a public and a private position"); and her views on trade, health care, and Wall Street ("even if it may not be 100 percent true, if the perception is that somehow the game is rigged.") [...]

"We all rely on the market's transparency and integrity. So even if it may not be 100 percent true, if the perception is that somehow the game is rigged, that should be a problem for all of us, and we have to be willing to make that absolutely clear," Clinton said in one apparent excerpt, softening an assertion she has made frequently on the trail, that "the economy is rigged in favor of those at the top."

In the same remarks, attributed to a 2014 speech to Deutsche Bank, Clinton also said that much of financial reform "really has to come from the industry itself."

Posted by at October 7, 2016 6:38 PM

  

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