Hillary Clinton Dodges on Releasing Goldman Sachs Speech Transripts: ‘I Will Look Into It’


Hillary Clinton said she would “look into” releasing the transcripts from her pricey speeches, averaging $225,000 per gig with Goldman Sachs, Thursday at the MSNBC Democratic debate.

“Are you willing to release the transcripts of all your paid speeches? We do know through reporting that there were transcription services for all of those paid speeches. In full disclosure, would you release all of them?” MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd said.

“I will look into it. I don’t know the status. But I will certainly look into it,” Clinton said.

Clinton then vaguely described the topics she covered in her speeches.

“But I can only repeat what is the fact,” Clinton said. “I spoke to a lot of different groups, with a lot of different constituents, a lot of different kinds of members, about issues that had to do with world affairs.”

Clinton said she also discussed her role “advising” Obama on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

“I probably described more times than I can remember how stressful it was advising the president about going after bin Laden,” Clinton said.

Clinton said that she, like Bernie Sanders, wanted to “reign in the excesses,” of Wall Street and companies such as Johnson Controls.

“We both want to reign in the excesses of Wall Street. I also want to reign in the excesses of companies like Johnson Controls that we bailed out when they were an auto parts company, and we saved the auto industry, and now they want to avoid paying taxes,” Clinton said.

However, Johnson Controls has disputed Clinton’s claim that they asked for or accepted government assistance during the financial crisis.

When last asked to release the transcripts from her $675,000 Goldman Sachs speeches, Clinton laughed in the face of the questioning reporter. From 2013 to 2015 alone, Clinton made $2.9 million dollars from giving 12 speeches on Wall Street. She and her husband have made more than $125 million in speaking fees since 2001.

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