If you happen to look out your window this afternoon and see a pig flying by, you’ll know why.
When the New York Times is coming hard after Hillary Clinton, you know it has to be pretty bad.
Yet, that’s exactly what we have here, as New York’s paper of record demands that Clinton release her Wall Street transcripts to the public, even going so far as to call her a “child.”
Clinton has been avoiding the topic of her transcripts, saying she’d release them once “everybody who’s ever given a speech to any private group” releases their transcripts.
The Times isn’t buying that explanation, however.
Via the NY Times:
“Everybody does it,” is an excuse expected from a mischievous child, not a presidential candidate. But that is Hillary Clinton’s latest defense for making closed-door, richly-paid speeches to big banks, which many middle-class Americans still blame for their economic pain, and then refusing to release the transcripts.
A televised town hall on Tuesday was at least the fourth candidate forum in which Mrs. Clinton was asked about those speeches. Again, she gave a terrible answer, saying that she would release the transcripts “if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans.”
In November, she implied that her paid talks for the Wall Street firms were part of helping them rebuild after the 9/11 attacks, which “was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists.”
In a debate with Bernie Sanders on Feb. 4, Mrs. Clinton was asked if she would release the transcripts, and she said she would “look into it.” Later in February, asked in a CNN town hall forum why she accepted $675,000 for speeches to Goldman Sachs, she got annoyed, shrugged, and said, “That’s what they offered,” adding that “every secretary of state that I know has done that.”
Check out this report on the Times calling Clinton ‘childish.’
Remarkably, releasing the transcripts should take no time at all. Especially considering Clinton demanded that $1,000 of her six-figure payments be contractually allocated to “a stenographer to provide her a personal transcript.”
So she has personal transcripts at the ready.
Comment: Should Clinton release the transcripts of her speeches to Wall Street donors? Will they be damaging and show her talking one way to Wall Street donors, and a completely different way on the campaign trail? What do you think will happen?