|Hillary Clinton must release the transcripts of her paid speeches.|
Following is the text of a file attached to the Wikileaks email dump of Tony Carrk, from Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential primary campaign, to the campaign team. It contains certain extracts from the transcripts of various paid speeches Hillary Clinton gave to Wall Street, among others, that she has refused to release.
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Hillary Clinton Said “He Understands The Different Levers And The Constituencies That He Has To Work With Internally And Externally.” “So he’s someone who you at least have the impression is a more worldly, somewhat more experienced politician. And I say that as a term of praise, because he understands the different levers and the constituencies that he has to work with internally and externally. That’s especially important because of the recent moves he’s making to consolidate power over the military.” [ Speech to Goldman Sachs, 2013 IBD Ceo Annual Conference, 6/4/13]
Hillary Clinton Said The Chinese Said In That Case They Would Claim Hawaii And She Joked They Would Give China A “Red State.” “MR. BLANKFEIN: These are more technical conversations than I thought they would be. (Laughter.) SECRETARY CLINTON: Yes, yes. And then he says to me, well, you know, we’ll claim Hawaii. And I said, yeah, but we have proof we bought it. Do you have proof you brought any of these places you’re claiming? So we got into the nitty-gritty of -- MR. BLANKFEIN: But they have to take New Jersey. (Laughter.) SECRETARY CLINTON: No, no, no. We’re going to give them a red state.” [Goldman Sachs Builders And Innovators Summit, 10/29/13]
Clinton Also Cited The Need To Extend Food Stamp Eligibility. “The second thing is, you know, cutting food stamps while continuing rather significant payments to certain agricultural interests that produce certain crops. So -- you see the articles, you know, billionaire farmer gets crop payments. Food stamps is part of our overall agricultural aid program. So when we cut off food stamps -- and the biggest percentage of people on food stamps are children, and what are we proving by doing that? You know, there's always the instance where they find one guy somewhere who misused food stamps. Well, come with me. Come with me into, you know, even neighbors near where I live in Westchester County north of New York City where a lot of immigrants, a lot of, you know, people down on their luck use those food stamps just to try to get through the month, and the House of Representatives is cutting them off. That says a lot to me about what people are actually seeing and feeling. Are we so separate from each other that we don't know that there are people who have a really tough time? Have we just walled ourselves off from those people and have no reason to understand or care about them? Well, I think that's unfortunate because, you know, we need to get back to Henry Ford paying his workers a high wage because he wanted people to buy his cars. You know, economic growth will take off when people in the middle feel more secure again and start spending again.” [Clinton Speech For General Electric’s Global Leadership Meeting – Boca Raton, FL, 1/6/14]
JIM GREENWOOD: All right. The day is young. So when you left State, it was said that you were going to do beaches and speeches.
SEC. HILLARY CLINTON: Right.JIM GREENWOOD: I've been watching television. You've been doing a lot of speeches. Doing any beaches?SEC. HILLARY CLINTON: Not yet. Not yet.” [06252014 HWA Remarks at BIO (San Diego, CA).docx, p. 1]
Hillary Clinton: “We Do Not Ever Want To Turn Over To Our Military The Kind Of Civilian Authority That Should Be Exercised By Elected Officials.” “So my husband as governor had to call out the state police. So you had the military inside basically saying under the law we can’t do anything even to stop prisoners from Cuba. So it is complicated, but it’s complicated in part for a reason, because we do not ever want to turn over to our military the kind of civilian authority that should be exercised by elected officials. So I think that’s the explanation.” [ Speech to Goldman Sachs, 2013 IBD Ceo Annual Conference, 6/4/13]
- Hillary Clinton Said Libya Was Simpler Because Their Air Defense Was Not Sophisticated And “There Were Very Few Civilian Casualties.” “In Libya we didn’t have that problem. It’s a huge place. The air defenses were not that sophisticated and there wasn’t very—in fact, there were very few civilian casualties. That wouldn’t be the case. And then you add on to it a lot of the air defenses are not only in civilian population centers but near some of their chemical stockpiles. You do not want a missile hitting a chemical stockpile.” [ Speech to Goldman Sachs, 2013 IBD Ceo Annual Conference, 6/4/13]
Hillary Clinton Said “You Can’t Squander Your Reputation And Your Leadership Capital. You Have To Do What You Say You’re Going To Do.” “So it was both a rejection of any military action in the Middle East right now and a conclusion that, you know, people of considerable analytical understanding of the region could also reach that, you know, you—we’re in—we’re in a time in Syria where they’re not finished killing each other, where it’s very difficult for anybody to predict a good outcome and maybe you just have to wait and watch it. But on the other side of it, you can’t squander your reputation and your leadership capital. You have to do what you say you’re going to do. You have to be smart about executing on your strategies. And you’ve got to be careful not to send the wrong message to others, such as Iran.” [Goldman Sachs Builders And Innovators Summit, 10/29/13]
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