Hillary Clinton fields a question from a Sanders supporter about her Wall Street speech transcripts during a town hall event on “Good Morning America” today.
QUESTION: Good morning, Sec. Clinton. Over the past couple of days — maybe a couple of weeks ago– you were calling on Sen. Sanders to release his tax returns, which he did. And you were calling for more transparency, so for the sake of transparency, and just being fair, are you going to release your Wall Street transcripts?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well that is a good question. It is a very fair question. And let me answer it this way. I have released 33 years of tax returns, and you can go to my website and see the last eight years of my tax returns. That is the standard that has been set for years…
Now there is a new request. To release transcripts of speeches that were given. When everybody agrees to do that, I will as well. It is important we all abide by the same standards. So let’s do the tax return standard first, because that has been the standard for a long time.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: That’s been your position for several weeks. Do you regret at all giving those speeches?
CLINTON: No, I don’t. I like everybody who served as Sec. of State have a unique perspective. That is why Madeline Albright, and Colin Powell, and Condi Rice. When you leave the Secretary of State office, people from all kinds of perspectives want to know what you think is going on in the world. I think that is actually a useful conversation, like all my predecessors, I gave speeches to a wide variety of groups. It was predominantly about what is going on in the world.
The most common question I was asked was to talk about the raid that went after Osama bin Laden.