Clinton Says She’ll Release Her Wall Street Speeches Only If Everyone Else Does


Chris Cuomo, the host of CNN's Democratic Presidential Town Hall on Tuesday night, mentioned to HillaryClinton that she did not come with transcripts of her speeches to Wall Street firms.

Clinton said she would "look into" releasing those transcripts at a debate last month, so Cuomo brought it up again.

"So, will you agree to release these transcripts? They have become an issue," Cuomo said.

"Sure, if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans. Because we know they have made a lot of speeches," Clinton said. "But look, what is this about? This is about whether I have the best plan to go after Wall Street."

Nevertheless, Cuomo pressed further.

"All the more reason to remove this as an issue. You know everybody is not going to bring up their transcripts. There will be a hundred reasons why," Cuomo said.

"Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else, Chris? You know at some point, at some point, you know, look, I'm on record. I have a record," Clinton said. "It certainly is far different from the Republicans because they think actually and have said that the cause of the Great Recession was too much regulation on Wall Street, which is an absolute joke."

Cuomo continued later on by noting that it is not known what she said in these speeches to the people she blames for the economic collapse.

"You do understand though, the temptation of the unknown? I don't have to explain this to you. You understand that when people ask for something–" Cuomo said.

"There is, with all due respect, there is no unknown. I am on record. I went to Wall Street before the Great Recession. I called them out," Clinton said.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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