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Coons Calls for Release of Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches

• October 10, 2016 8:00 pm

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Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) said Monday it would be in Hillary Clinton’s best interest to release the transcripts of all of her speeches to Wall Street firms in their entirety.

After some of Clinton’s speeches were released by WikiLeaks, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked the senator if she should release the transcripts of her speeches.

"Let’s say in the context of those comments would clarify things from her perspective, why doesn’t she simply release the full transcripts from those Wall Street speeches?" Blitzer asked.

"That’s a fair question," Coons said. "I don’t know where these transcripts have been coming from."

Coons then changed the subject by bringing up how these speeches have been made public through hacking. Blitzer brought the question back to his point of whether Clinton should release her speech transcripts.

"So you agree, go ahead, just release the full transcripts so that the selective leaks won’t necessarily be the final word?" Blitzer asked.

Coons’ answer initially dodged the issue before coming back to Blitzer’s question.

"Well, it would seem to me that it’s in everyone’s best interest for us to reach across the aisle, to engage those who feel they’re on the outside, to build some confidence in I think the strongest candidate for president, Secretary Clinton, and to release things that are now only known in portion," Coons said.