Hillary Clinton surrogate Jennifer Granholm claimed Wednesday that her candidate has said she’ll release the transcripts of her highly paid speeches to Wall Street.
However, Clinton has only said she will “look into” releasing the text of the controversial speeches that have been an easy line of attack from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), the Democratic socialist running on an aggressively anti-Wall Street platform.
Later, Clinton said she would only release them once everyone else who had made paid speeches did the same.
MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart challenged Granholm on the issue again Wednesday, wondering why Clinton couldn’t be fully transparent with regard to her speeches.
“It’s the perception that she just can’t say, ‘Here it is, clear as water, you see this,’” Diaz-Balart said.
“You know she’s said she would release the transcripts,” Granholm said. “These are not private meetings. These are public meetings. As you know, you’ve spoken in groups–”
“But I’ve never seen them,” Diaz-Balart said. “I don’t get a shot at those transcripts.”
“My point is you’ve got hundreds of people who are at these speeches, right?” Granholm said. “The bottom line is if you think that they got something, then bring it out and show it, because what they got in exchange for that was the toughest Wall Street plan of any candidate.”
“If that’s the case, then I would like to see everything,” Diaz-Balart said. “It behooves everybody to do that, because it takes away a talking point.”