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Clinton's Sloppy Sunday

- April 17, 2016

Clinton Tried To Dismiss Her Inconsistent Position On A $15 Federal Minimum Wage

After Being Called Out For Her Inconsistency On A $15 Per Hour Federal Minimum Wage, Clinton Essentially Claimed She Had No Policy Differences With Sanders On The Issue. ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: "Part of the confusion is that Thursday night, for the first time, you said you would sign $15 federal minimum wage into law and in the first debates you actually cited concerns about a $15 federal minimum wage. I want to show you a debate in November…" CLINTON: "The overall message is that it doesn't result in job loss. However, what Alan Krueger said in the piece you're referring to, is that if we were to go to $15, there are no international comparisons. That's why I support a $12 national federal minimum wage." STEPHANOPOULOS: "You cited that concern of Alan Krueger. The other concern he had was that in low wage areas the increase to $15 would actually cost jobs. So, is your opposition now to $15 minimum wage, does it still stand on substantive grounds or are you for it?" CLINTON: "You know, George, I know everybody wants to make this some kind of big contrast, well it isn't. You know, Bernie Sanders came out and said the legislation passed in New York was a model for the nation and you know what that model is? It's a phased-in minimum wage increase to get to $15 in the city and surrounding areas, to get to $12.50 upstate. But, to be constantly evaluating the economic conditions so that there is no unintended consequence of lost jobs, that has been my position, and that is exactly what New York just voted for. And for federal legislation, if it has the same kind of understanding about how we have to phase this in, how we have to evaluate it as we go, if the Congress passes that of course I would sign it. But, again, I just have to underscore, I think their campaign is trying to make something where there is nothing." (ABC's "This Week," 4/17/16)

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Clinton And Her Campaign Can't Get Their Story Straight On Releasing Her Wall Street Speeches

Clinton Refuted Her Ally's Declaration That She Will Release The Transcripts From Her Paid Speeches. ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: "That ad also does hit though those speaking fees that you have had to deal with so many times and the question of whether you'll release the transcripts. Even your strong supporter Senator Kirsten Gillibrand here in New York says you should release those transcripts. You've said you will do it when everybody else does, but what is the concern? That releasing those speeches would show you praising Wall Street?" CLINTON: "No, I don't have any concerns about that. I'm just concerned about a constantly changing set of standards for everybody else but me. You know, we have certain expectations when you run for president. One of which is release all of your tax returns since you have been in public life. That's what I've done. 33 years are in the public domain. Eight are on my website. Now, there's a new standard. And I've said, when it applies to everybody, you bet. I will meet that standard as well." STEPHANOPOULOS: "But not until then, even though Senator Gillibrand said you should release them?" CLINTON: "In accordance to the standard I have set, I absolutely will do. I will do that, I've said that repeatedly." (ABC's "This Week," 4/17/16)

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When Asked About A Bill To Allow Victims Of 9/11 To Sue State Sponsors Of Terror, Clinton Ducked And Dodged

Clinton, A Former Secretary Of State, Repeatedly Dodged When Asked For Her Opinion On A Bill Backed By 9/11 Families, Sponsored By Senator Schumer But Opposed By President Obama. ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: "Your senior senator here in New York, Chuck Schumer, sponsored a bill backed by the 9-11 families that would give them the right to sue state sponsors of terror in federal court. Now, it's opposed by the Obama administration. They say it's going to expose the U.S. and its officials to retaliation. So who's right here, Senator Schumer or President Obama?" CLINTON: "I don't really know about that, George. I'll have to look into it. Obviously, we've got to make anyone who participates in or supports terrorism pay a price, and we also have to be aware of any consequences that might affect Americans, either military or civilian or our nation. So, I'm not able to take a position on something…" STEPHANOPOULOS: "You don't know about this issue? It's been around for several years?" CLINTON: "Well, I know it's, I know there's been an issue about it for quite some time. I don't know about the specific legislation that you're referring to. But obviously, I'll look into it." STEPHANOPOULOS: "Ok, so but you're not prepared to say now if you support it or oppose it?" CLINTON: "I can't. I haven't studied it. Unlike some people, I actually do try to learn what's at the core of any question before I offer an opinion, because you know, it's not enough to say what's wrong. I think you have a responsibility to say how you're going to fix it." (ABC's "This Week," 4/17/16)

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Clinton Claims She Never Spoke With Obama Who Never Spoke To The FBI About Her Email Scandal Investigation, But Appreciates His Comments Essentially Exonerating Her

Clinton Said She Has Never Spoken With Obama About Her Private Email Setup, And Claimed That She "Never Endangered National Security." ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: "Finally, on Fox News Sunday last week, President Obama defended you on the e-mail issue, saying he's confident you didn't jeopardize national security, even though he said there was carelessness in managing your emails. Have you ever spoken to President Obama about this and do you agree with his conclusion that you were careless?" CLINTON: "I have not spoken to him. I appreciate what he said, because of course, I never endangered national security. That's absolutely false, and I said it was a mistake. It wasn't the best choice." (ABC's "This Week," 4/17/16)

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