Clinton was on Morning Joe this morning. Another response from her regarding releasing the Wall Street transcript speeches. This is really going to haunt her throughout this Presidential race. We don’t know what she said from her speeches. But, by Clinton dodging and flip flopping on whether to release the transcripts only making the public believe that she has something to hide even if there is much to do about nothing..
Clinton has been repeatedly asked—most recently by the New York Times editorial board, which also endorsed her candidacy—to reveal transcripts of her paid speeches to banks like Goldman Sachs after she stepped down as Secretary of State.
When host Mika Brzezinski asked if Clinton is worried about someone else releasing her speeches, Clinton said the speeches were irrelevant to her record.
“The real question underneath this is OK, if you take money from Wall Street, can you regulate Wall Street? Well, Barack Obama took more money from Wall Street than any candidate who’s ever run for president. Turned around, passed and signed the Dodd-Frank bill. So, I think you should be judged on what you’ve done,” she said.
“I’m more than happy to put my record against Bernie Sanders,” Clinton added.
She wants her record put up against Republicans as well, she said.
“I don’t mind answering questions, but at some point I want everybody to have to answer,” Clinton said.
Brzezinski countered, “Can you assure the American people that you didn’t say anything in those speeches that would undermine your promise to be tough on Wall Street?”
Clinton said her decades-long public record is more revealing than a speech transcript.
“Absolutely, absolutely. Absolutely. And besides, I’m on the public record. I told them what I’m going to do. I said I’m going to go after big banks that pose a systemic risk. I want you to hold me accountable for that because I will do that exactly,” Clinton said.