Clinton Promises to Release Wall Street Transcripts If Opponents Do the Same
Hillary Clinton slammed all high profile politicians who have delivered paid speeches in the past when she called on all candidates to release their speech transcripts if she is to do so.
Clinton has been under fire for delivering $200,000 speeches in the past to her favorite banks on Wall Street.
“Let everybody who’s ever given a speech to any private group under any circumstances release them,” Clinton said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’ll all release them at the same time.”
“You know, I don’t mind being the subject in the Republican debates, the subject in the Democratic primary,” she added. “That kind of goes with the territory – I’ve been around long enough.”
“But sometimes, you know, these rules need to apply to everybody.”
The Hill reports:
She said a “bunch” of her opponents in the White House race have given speeches to high-profile 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,” she said.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have racked up $153 million in speaker fees since 2001, including from financial firms like Goldman Sachs and UBS.
The former first lady said at the Democratic primary debate last week that she would “look into” releasing the transcripts.
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