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What They Are Saying On Clinton's Refusal To Release Speech Transcripts

- February 4, 2016

"Why Won't She Let Us Look At Her Speeches" … "I Bet Those Transcripts Would Be Devastating" … "Wow"

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Clinton Had A Chance There To Put The Issue On Speaking Fees To Rest. As Long As She Refuses To Release Transcripts, It Will Linger." (Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

The Washington Post's Aaron Blake: "What Would Even Be A Good Excuse For Clinton To Not Release Her Speech Transcripts?" (Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

Political Analyst Jon Ralston: "I Bet Those Transcripts Would Be Devastating. Does Anyone Doubt This?" (Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

National Journal's Ron Fournier On Clinton's Transcript Answer: "GACK!" "Trust me, I beat up Wall Street when they paid me to speak. Cool. Release transcripts? GACK!" ( Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

The Atlantic's David Graham: "Clinton Says, 'Look At My Record.' But Why Won't She Let Us Look At Her Speeches?" ("The Democrats Duel In Durham," The New York Times, 2/4/16)

Politico Headline: "Clinton Dodges On Releasing Paid Speech Transcripts" (Politico, 2/4/16)

McClatchy's Steve Thomma On Clinton's Transcript Answer: "This Will Come Back…" "This will come back: Clinton ducks question about releasing transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman, Wall Street." ( Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

Politico's Glenn Thrush: "It Mystifies Me That Hillary Still Doesn't Have An Answer On Goldman Sachs..." (Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli: "Wow." "Wow. Todd: Will you release the transcripts of all your paid speeches? Clinton: 'I will look into it.'" ( Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

The Atlantic's James Fallows: "HRC Struggles With The Speech/Wall Street Qs." "HRC struggles with the speech/Wall Street Qs. Sanders still struggling with anything involving foreign policy." ( Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

Politico's Josh Gerstein: "The Clinton Speech Transcripts Do Exist Somewhere." (Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

The Washington Post's Philip Rucker: "Will 'Release Your Speech Transcripts!' Become The New 'Release Your Taxes!'?" (Twitter.com, 2/4/16)

Guardian's Richard Wolffe: "Clinton Was Pushed On The Question About Giving Speeches To Wall Street…" "Clinton was pushed on the question about giving speeches to Wall Street, which elicited what amounts to an apology that quickly turns into spin." ("Democratic Debate: Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Meet Again - Live Updates," Guardian , 2/4/16)

The Washington Post Asked For Clinton's Paid Speeches And Says "The Silence [Has] Been Deafening." "The Washington Post has repeatedly asked the campaign to release copies of Clinton's paid speeches-most directly and pointedly for the last two weeks. The Post specifically made the request on Jan. 23 and then again on Jan. 24. The request was renewed on Feb. 4, the morning of the MSNBC debate. Other news organizations have asked for copies as well. The silence have been deafening." (Glenn Kessler, "Fact Check: Clinton On Releasing Her Paid Speeches," The Washington Post , 2/4/16)


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