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Clinton Goes Way Back With Wall Street

- October 11, 2015

Clinton Has Come Under Scrutiny For Her Coziness To Wall Street And Other Financial Services Firms. "Mrs. Clinton's windfalls from Wall Street banks and other financial services firms - $3 million in paid speeches and $17 million in campaign contributions over the years - have become a major vulnerability in states with early nomination contests. Some party officials who remain undecided in the 2016 presidential race see her as overly cozy with big banks and other special interests. At a time when liberals are ascendant in the party, many Democrats believe her merely having 'represented Wall Street as a senator from New York,' as Mrs. Clinton reminded viewers in an October debate, is bad enough." (Patrick Healy, "Wall Street Ties Linger As Image Issue For Hillary Clinton,"The New York Times , 11/21/15)

  • The New York Times: "It's an image problem that she cannot seem to shake." (Patrick Healy, "Wall Street Ties Linger As Image Issue For Hillary Clinton," The New York Times , 11/21/15)

Wall Street Has Been A Frequent Friend To Hillary Clinton. "Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her." (Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, "Since '01, Clintons Collected $35M From Financial Businesses, The Associated Press , 11/24/15)

  • Clinton's Top Contributors To Her Senate And Presidential Campaigns Have Been Wall Street Employees. "Her top two contributors over those years were employees from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the center found." (Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, "Since '01, Clintons Collected $35M From Financial Businesses, The Associated Press , 11/24/15)

For Decades, The Clintons "Made Historic Inroads On Wall Street, Pulling In At Least $69 Million In Political Contributions." "The Clintons kept big contributors in their orbit for decades by methodically wooing competing interest groups - toggling between their liberal base and powerful constituencies, according to donors, friends and aides who have known the couple since their Arkansas days. They made historic inroads on Wall Street, pulling in at least $69 million in political contributions from the employees and PACs of banks, insurance companies, and securities and investment firms. Wealthy hedge fund managers S. Donald Sussman and David E. Shaw are among their top campaign supporters, having given more than $1 million each." (Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Marayanswamy, "Inside The Clinton Donor Network," The Washington Post, 11/19/15)

  • "During His Political Career, Bill Clinton Raised $39.7 Million From The Same Sector." (Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Marayanswamy, "Inside The Clinton Donor Network," The Washington Post, 11/19/15)

Over A 15 Year Period, The Clinton's Gave 164 Speeches To The Financial Sector, Earning At Least $35 Million. "Her efforts capped a nearly 15-year period in which Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, made at least $35 million by giving 164 speeches to financial services, real estate and insurance companies after leaving the White House in 2001, according to an Associated Press analysis of public disclosure forms and records released by her campaign." (Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, "Since '01, Clintons Collected $35M From Financial Businesses, The Associated Press , 11/24/15)

Wall Street Strongly Supported Clinton's 2000 Senate Campaign According To The Washington Post's Analysis. "She had just been elected with the strong support of the financial sector, which contributed $2.1 million of the $30 million she raised in 2000, one of the largest industries to back her, The Post's analysis found." (Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Marayanswamy, "Inside The Clinton Donor Network," The Washington Post, 11/19/15)

  • Since 2002, Hillary Clinton Has Raised Over $29 Million From The PACs And Employees Of Wall Street. "Since 2000, Hillary Clinton has raised $29.2 million from the PACs and employees of banks, hedge funds, securities firms and insurance companies, according to The Post analysis." (Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Marayanswamy, "Inside The Clinton Donor Network," The Washington Post, 11/19/15)

Clinton's Friends On Wall Street Were Rewarded Executive Appointments In Bill Clinton's White House

The Clinton's Gave Wealthy Wall St. And Big Tech Supporters Executive Appointments In The Clinton White House. "At a brunch organized by Democratic fundraiser Gloria Rose Ott at the newly opened Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, the Arkansas governor dazzled the guests, including Apple chief executive John Sculley and Hewlett-Packard president John Young … Sculley and Young helped draft the campaign's high-tech policy … Once in office, Clinton brought many of his new friends from Wall Street and the tech sector to Washington. Sculley had a seat next to Hillary Clinton at her husband's first State of the Union address. Ott was appointed to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation." (Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Marayanswamy, "Inside The Clinton Donor Network," The Washington Post, 11/19/15)


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