As the campaigns tightens, HRC said Friday “I take a backseat to nobody in being very clear about what I will do to make sure Wall Street never crashes Main Street again, and that you can count on.”
But does this match what she has said in speeches to Goldman Sachs?
We don’t know. For over a year, she has been asked by different media and citizens at Town Halls about releasing the transcripts. Like many in politics, her answer has evolved.
In January she laughed when a a reporter asked her about releasing them
On Feb. 6th when asked, she said she” would look into it”
And now she says “I’m happy to release anything I have when everybody else does the same, because every other candidate in this race has given speeches to private groups, including Senator Sanders.”
(For the record, Sanders received less than $2,000 for two speeches and donated money to charity. Clinton made three speeches and was paid over $675,000.)
Clinton insisted and paid a stenographer for transcribing. She has the power to release them.
Whether she does or not,.. well who am I kidding, she will not release them. And she doesn’t have to.
But trust is a huge issue for her candidacy. It always has been. It is why she didn’t win the nomination in 2008. it may be why she won’t win now. In my mind, better to say from the get go that “No, I’m not releasing them till everyone else does.” Instead she is parroting Bernie Sanders line about main street and wall street.
Not sure if it works.