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Bernie's Awkward Sunday Morning

- October 2, 2016

Clinton's Former Primary Opponent Struggles Defending Her Ties To Big Banks, Clinton Foundation Conflicts, Insults To His Supporters

BERNIE REFUSED TO DEFEND CLINTON'S SIX-FIGURE SPEAKING FEES FROM DEUTSCHE BANK

Sanders Dodged Clinton's Ties To Embattled Deutsche Bank. CNN'S JAKE TAPPER: "I want to ask you about Deutsche Bank. Obviously, as you know two weeks ago federal regulators slapped Deutsche Bank with a $14 billion fine for its mortgage lending activities during the housing bubble between 2012 and 2014. As you may know the Clintons received almost a million dollars from Deutsche Bank for delivering four speeches behind closed doors. In light of the fine and ongoing investigation should they return that money?" SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): "Well that's for them to decide, but what this tells me and what this whole Wells Fargo fiasco tells me, Jake, is what I've been saying all along. Is that the business model of the largest financial institutions in this country and around the world is fraud. It is fraud, that is what they do. Occasionally they get caught after making huge amounts of money. And that's why we need to re-establish Glass Steagall legislation and why I believe we need to break up these large financial institutions. We cannot continue to tolerate whether it's Deutsche Bank, whether its Wells Fargo, whether its Bank of America, the kind of fraudulent activity we have seen for so long." (CNN, " State Of The Union," 10/2/16)

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The Obama Justice Department Is Demanding Deutsche Bank Pay A $14 Billion Fine For Their Role In The 2008 Housing Bubble

The Department Of Justice Demanded Deutsche Bank To Pay A $14 Billion Fine For Their Role In The 2008 Housing Bubble. "Germany's biggest bank fell under fresh scrutiny beginning on Sept. 16 when it surfaced that the U.S. Department of Justice was demanding it pay a $14 billion fine for its mortgage lending activities during the housing bubble." (Evelyn Cheng, "How US Regulators May Be Creating Panic Around Deutsche Bank," CNBC, 9/30/16)

The Clintons Were Paid On Four Separate Occasions Six Figure Checks To Speak To Deutsche Bank. "Hillary Clinton was paid $225,000 for an April 24, 2013 speech and $260,000 for an Oct. 7, 2014 speech. Her husband was paid $200,000 for an Oct. 10, 2012 speech and $270,000 for a speech he gave on Aug. 27, 2014." (Kevin Cirilli, "Republicans Slam Clinton For Deutsche Speeches As Firm Slumps," Bloomberg, 9/29/16)

  • For Months, Clinton Has Struggled To Justify Her Lavish Speaking Fees To Banks. " The former secretary of state has for months struggled to justify how sharing her views on global affairs could possibly fetch $225,000 a pop from banks. She has explained that her family needed the money after leaving the White House, and promised that Wall Street could never buy her." (Alan Rappeport, "Questions On Speeches To Goldman Sachs Vex Hillary Clinton," The New York Times, 2/4/16)

Surveys Show That Voters Prefer Trump To Handle The Economy, And That Millennials Actually Trust Trump More Than Clinton To Handle Wall Street Regulation. "Tying Clinton to bank troubles could help Trump maintain an important advantage in the campaign. Surveys show that voters prefer him to handle the U.S. economy. Even millennials, among the most skeptical groups for Trump, trusted him to better handle Wall Street regulation in a recent Gallup poll." (Kevin Cirilli, "Republicans Slam Clinton For Deutsche Speeches As Firm Slumps," Bloomberg, 9/29/16)

BERNIE REFUSED TO DEFEND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION'S CONFLICTS, CORRUPTION

Sanders Said The Clinton Foundation's Foreign Donations "Raise Serious Questions." CNN'S JAKE TAPPER: "Lastly, sir, you were critical of the Clinton Foundation taking money from governments like Saudi Arabia during the primaries. There's still talk of the Clinton Foundation continuing even if Secretary Clinton becomes elected president, Chelsea Clinton is planning to stay on board. Do you think that that poses a potential conflict of interest and should the Clinton Foundation shut down if Secretary Clinton becomes president?" SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): "Well, that's obviously something that the Clinton family is going to have to determine, but I think it does raise serious questions if foreign governments, for example, are making contributions to a foundation tied closely to what I hope will be the next president of the United States." (CNN, "State Of The Union," 10/2/16)

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BERNIE STRUGGLED TO DEFEND CLINTON'S INSULTS OF HIS SUPPORTERS

When Asked If The Leaded Audio Of Clinton Calling His Ideas "False Promises" Bothered Him, Sanders Said "Of Course It Does." CNN'S JAKE TAPPER: "I get that Senator. But she's calling other ideas you pitched, not the ones you two are working on together, but she called other ones 'false promises' and said that what you were doing was indefensible. That must bother you." SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (D-VT): "Well look, of course it does, but we're in the middle of a campaign, and I, trust me, if you go to some of the statements that I made about Hillary Clinton you can see real differences. So we have differences, that's nothing to be surprised about. That's what a campaign is all about." (CNN's "State Of The Union," 10/2/16)

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Clinton Had Called His Supporters Basement Dwelling Baristas Succumbing To False Promises

This Week, Hacked Audio From A Closed Door Fundraiser In February 2016, Revealed That Clinton Referred To Sanders' Supporters As "Children Of The Great Recession Living In Their Parents' Basement." "Hacked audio of a conversation between Hillary Clinton and donors during a February fundraising event shows the Democrat nominee describing Bernie Sanders supporters as 'children of the Great Recession' who are 'living in their parents' basement.'" (Cristiano Lima, "Clinton Gives Her Take On Sanders Supporters In Leaked Fundraising Recording,"Politico, 9/30/16)


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