Los tres discursos de Hillary Clinton por los que Goldman Sachs le pagó 675.000 dólares
En estos discursos, Hillary Clinton defiende lo contrario de lo que está diciendo defender en la campaña para la presidencia de los Estados Unidos.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.- Hillary Clinton during the long Democratic primary fight cast herself as a committed populist fully prepared to jail Wall Street bankers, as she scrambled to beat back an unexpectedly strong challenge from liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders. But in a trio of paid talks before she entered the presidential race, Mrs. Clinton took on a friendlier, more pro-business persona that Democratic voters seldom saw as she pursued the party nomination.Más...
In what appear to be transcripts of her comments at the events in 2013, which were underwritten by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Mrs. 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.
The Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied the material being posted by WikiLeaks is authentic.
WikiLeaks posted the reputed transcripts on Saturday as part of a rolling release of thousands of hacked campaign emails. Among the emails made public was one in which Mrs. Clinton appeared unhappy with her own campaign message early on the trail.
U.S. officials believe Russia hacked into Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta’s private email account, sweeping up communications about the campaign’s strategy and using WikiLeaks to make them public.
“We’re witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election,” campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said in a statement. “Only this time, instead of filing cabinets, it’s people’s emails they’re breaking into and a foreign government is behind it.”
On Oct. 7, WikiLeaks publicized what it said were excerpts of Mrs. Clinton’s paid speeches, which both Mr. Sanders and Republican nominee Donald Trump have invoked as a sign of her purported coziness with corporate interests. Saturday’s release appears to include complete transcripts of three speeches for which she received a total of $675,000 from Goldman.
Mrs. Clinton’s Wall Street speeches were a running point of contention in her race against Mr. Sanders. The Vermont senator repeatedly called for her to disclose the transcripts, saying they must have been of “Shakespearean” quality to warrant such high fees.
Behind the sarcasm was a message that Mrs. Clinton couldn’t be trusted to police Wall Street and prevent the sort of financial crisis that plunged the economy into recession in 2008.
The talks appeared to involve Mrs. Clinton in onstage conversations with interviewers. The transcripts show Mrs. Clinton sounding relaxed and comfortable as friendly questioners cover an array of topics including foreign policy, the economy and American politics.
Speaking about two years before she officially entered the presidential race, Mrs. Clinton fielded repeated questions about her political ambitions. In a light exchange in June 2013 with Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs, she joked about what he would need to do if he were to run for president.