As she competes with a self-proclaimed Socialist, the questions about Clinton’s ties to financial and corporate big wigs have dogged her campaign. Her answers have only made matters worse.
Asked why she accepted so much money for paid speaking gigs, she answered dismissively, “Well, that’s what they offered.”
She stumbled again on the question of Wall Street at last night’s debate by refusing to commit to release transcripts of her paid speeches.
“I’ll look into it,” she dismissed.
But, as the Washington Post was quick to note, “Clinton has certainly been looking into it a long time.”
Despite numerous requests by media outlets for transcripts of closed-door, paid speeches that have made her over $20 million since 2013, Clinton has consistently stonewalled.
We know that such transcripts exist. As the Huffington Post has pointed out:
Hillary's typical speaking contract forbids the public release of any recordings of the event and requires a stenographer selected by Hillary to transcribe the event and turn the notes over to her, so there's nothing stopping her from releasing her speeches except fear of the political fallout.
It shouldn’t be a surprise. Secrecy and self-interest are Hillary’s trademarks.
From conflicts of interests and foreign donations to her family foundation during her tenure at State, to an unsecured secret email server in her basement to skirt transparency, the self-described ‘most transparent person in public life’ seems to have a lot to hide.
For once she should come clean and release the transcripts of her paid speeches.
She should be proud of them. After all, they made her a millionaire.
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