from Liberty Blitzkrieg:
One of the more disturbing revelations from this year’s U.S. presidential election, has been Hillary Clinton’s compulsive propensity to hide all sorts of things from the American public. While I appreciate one’s right to privacy as much as the next person, if you want to run for President of these United States, transparency and engagement with the public should be a top priority and requirement.
In this post, I want to highlight three troubling ways in which Hillary Clinton has been shamelessly and inexplicably hiding things from the public throughout her presidential run. The first instance is one that came up frequently during the Democratic primary. That is, transcripts of the extraordinarily high priced speeches she gave to numerous corporations, including multiple Wall Street banks that were at the center of the 2008/09 financial crisis.
In a very popular post published back in May, I highlighted all her speeches from 2013-15, including the specific amounts earned. The total came to $21.7 million, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Clintons leveraging public office to enrich themselves to oligarchic levels. For example, as CNN reported back in February:
Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.
In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.
Given the extraordinary amount of money the couple earned over the past decade and a half, you’d think the public would have a right to hear what she actually said to many of these entities, especially the chronically corrupt TBTF Wall Street banks. Nevertheless, she refuses to release the transcripts.
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