Hillary Won’t Release Wall Street Speech Transcripts Until Opponents Do Too [VIDEO]
Hillary Clinton called on her opponents to release transcripts of their speeches to privates groups and said this rule should apply to every candidate, not just herself.
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Clinton said, “at some point, you know, these rules need to apply to everybody.” (RELATED: Hillary Grows Annoyed Over Questions About Wall Street Speech Transcripts [VIDEO])
Stephanopoulos asked Clinton, “In the debate the other night, you said you’d look into whether or not to release the transcripts of your speeches to financial groups. Have you made up your mind?
“Yes, you know, here’s another thing I want to say. Let everybody who’s ever given a speech to any private group under any circumstances release them,” Clinton demanded. “We’ll all release them at the same time. You know, I don’t mind being the subject in Republican debates, the subject in the Democratic primary. That kind of goes with the territory. I’ve been around long enough.” (RELATED: No Reporters Allowed At Hillary’s Wall Street Speeches)
“But at some point, you know, these rules need to apply to everybody,” Clinton argued. “And there are a bunch of folks, including, you know, my opponent, who’s given, you know, speeches to groups and people on the other side who’ve given speeches to groups. Let — if this is now going to be a new standard so then it should apply to everybody and then I’ll be happy to look into it further.”
Clinton’s speaking contract with the Harry Walker Agency stipulated that on top of the $225,000 speaking fee, Clinton’s speeches to corporations and universities would be transcribed. During her time on the speaking circuit, Clinton was paid nearly $3 million to speak in front of financial services companies. After her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton was paid $675,000 by Goldman Sachs for three speeches.