Hillary Clinton's campaign asked former President Bill Clinton to cancel a speech to a Wall Street investment firm previous year because of concerns that the Clintons might appear to be too cozy with Wall Street just as the former secretary of state was about to announce her White House bid, newly released emails show.
The campaign asked former President Bill Clinton to cancel a planned speech to a Wall Street investment firm a year ago because of concerns the Clintons might appear to be too cozy with Wall Street just as the former secretary of state was about to announce her White House bid.
But the campaign has not challenged any emails in other WikiLeaks releases and this is the second time transcripts from Clinton's paid speeches have been made public by the group. So far, those conversations have included how to defend Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and potential problematic excerpts from her Wall Street speeches. The transcripts, all from 2013, include speeches and question-and-answer sessions with Clinton at a Builders and Innovators Summit. GS, +1.85%, Clinton spoke about the importance of free trade, sounded a skeptical note about financial regulation, and said the political system would benefit if more "successful business people" ran for public office. "I want you to know that we appreciate everything you do for Bill, '" Broaddrick claimed. The Clinton campaign has refused to verify the authenticity of the transcripts, which came from the hacked email account of John D. Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman.
Clinton's campaign has declined to verify the emails. Clinton had refused to release transcripts of the speeches, despite repeated calls to do so by her Democratic primary opponent, Sen.
"We're witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election", Clinton campaign spokesman Glen Caplin wrote in an early version of the post shared with Politico.
Clinton told the "Builders and Innovators Summit" she'd had to go on "The Clinton Apology Tour" after WikiLeaks in 2010 published diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning. "Leaders who shall remain nameless, who were characterized as vain, egotistical, power hungry, corrupt".
I had grown men cry.
In an October 2013 speech to the financial firm, Clinton implied that action was necessary to curb Wall Street street abuses "for political reasons". And I had to go and say, you know, our ambassadors, they get carried away, they want to all be literary people.
"She called me to tell me the stress of all of this office crap with wjc and cvc as well as that of her family had driven her to the edge and she couldn't take it anymore", Band said.
Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, then told Clinton that she had put on "an Italian accent".
Clinton also told bankers that she would have liked to see the U.S. intervene in Syria "as covertly as is possible" - and complained about reports to the press. Less than two weeks before she announced her candidacy, her scheduling director sent an email, asking for a list of celebrities willing to help with the campaign. he said the campaign wanted stars "somewhere between a high school band and Lady Gaga". And, you know, I'm not into it for that.