Hillary's Response When Asked If She Will Release Her Goldman Sachs Speech Transcripts

Tyler Durden's picture

During the lest Democratic debate on January 17, Hillary Clinton made several populist comments that aimed to show she is "one of the people" and that, like all other candidates, she would aggressively pursue not only bank fraud, but would go after bankers themselves. As we tweeted at the time, these were some of her more prominent soundbites:

  • "no bank should be too big to fail and no individual too powerful to jail"
  • "I am going to defend president Obama for taking on Wall Street and getting results"
  • "I go after the big banks, I am the one the hedge funds are up against"
  • "we are at least having a vigorous debate about reining in Wall Street"

And then there is the reality: as none other than the NYT reported two days ago, Goldman Sachs alone paid Hillary $675,000 for three speeches in three different states, a fact Hillary's main challenger, Bernie Sanders, has highlighted repeatedly.


As the topic of her speeches, covered her extensively over the past year, has gained prominence, on Friday, Clinton was asked by New Hampshire Public Radio how the “average person should view the hefty speaking fees?”

“I spoke to a wide array of groups who wanted to hear what I thought about the world coming off of my time as secretary of state,” Clinton said, defending her decision to make money from speaking fees. “I happen to think we need more conversation about what’s going on in the world.”

Very well paid conversations as the following list of her 92 private speeches raking in $21.7 million in just the past three years reveals:

Of course, calling these "speeches" a bribe and payment for future goodwill, would not look very good for a candidate who is so desperate to appear as "one of the people" so Hillary decides to pander to the stupidity of Americans: “I think groups that want to talk and ask questions and hear about that are actually trying to educate themselves because we’re living in a really complicated world.”

But at the end of the day, the question is whether Hillary - the person many believe is the most likely next US president - promised banks, and especially Goldman Sachs, something very different from what he is telling the American people now.

In an attempt to get some clarity, the Intercept's Lee Fang, approached Hillary after she spoke at a town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday, and asked her if she would release the transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.

Her response: "ha ha ha ha ha"

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g'kar's picture

the price per speech will jump when she goes to prison

Looney's picture

String her up, upside down! ;-)


InjectTheVenom's picture

>>>>  TRUMP 2016


Son of Loki's picture

<< "I am going to defend president Obama for taking on Wall Street and getting results">>


Is she talking about Barry "I'm Outraged" Soweto who handed Wall Street the biggest bonuses in the history of the United States with taxpayer money?

BarkingCat's picture

I think we need to rewrite the Norse mythology and place Hillary into it. By comparison Loki is a good guy.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BarkingCat Jan 24, 2016 12:07 PM

All the "too big to jails"


American Camping Association-$260.00

WTF is that, and why?

Hillary Im sure she has never gone camping in her life.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) Chris Dakota Jan 24, 2016 12:18 PM

Holy crap!  Enough of this fantasy that she is going to be facing jail time for the emails under any scenario.  It is a strawman.  There are tons of valid reasons to hate Hillary Clinton, and none of them have to do with the emails, Benghazi, that she's a woman, that your ultimate misogynistic insult is accusing a woman of being a lesbian, that Clinton almost sounds like clit, etc.  The reality is that what is wrong with Clinton is that she is just another fucking neocon.  She is the plan B of all the media masters whose plan A is any one of the Republicans.

You are all so fucking stupid and so insecure about it that you vote for the dumbest sounding candidate because "he isn't condescending". (For the average commenter here, condescending means "to talk down to".)  Well, you need to be called stupid, because that's what you are.  You parrot your infantile ad hominem attacks because that is the style of debate of your Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, and Hannity.  None of that bullshit would ever find its way to a real media outlet like Democracy Now.

Here it is: her Marie Antoinette moment.  This laugh can and should sink her into oblivion. "Let them eat private speaking fees."  But to understand this requires an understanding of politics that is based on intellect and not on the visceral reactions of the reptile brain.

NoDebt's picture

I play politics purely for entertainment value, SSR.  It doesn't make much difference who you put in the WH.  90% of everything government does is determined by the MIC/Deep State and has been for decades.

We're not going to vote our way out of this problem.  But you're free to think intelligence and careful consideration of who to support matters, if you like.

I need more asshats's picture

According to ZH it is now illegal or unethical to charge for your services! How unAmerican. A woman who happens to modivate and inspire the people of the USA cannot charge a fee for speaking. Only males like Tony Robinson can.

Only males can charge a fee. Women must stay home and bake bread! RIGHT!!?

12357111317's picture

Do you mean Tony Robinson, the Englishman?

Or Tony Robbins, the American motivational speaker?


I just wonder what a roomful of bankers could learn from her that she could teach them in a speech that she would charge them $225,000 for?  I mean, I've heard her speak, and I didn't coming away feeling as if I had been shown the light of hope for my personal salvation or career success.  But, maybe bankers are different, and whatever she says motivates them so much that they keep bringing her back again and again, and paying her $225,000 every time.  Personally, though, I think I would just rent the video from Netflix and save the $225,000.  Or, if they hire her 10 times to give the same speech, the $2,225,000.

Billy the Poet's picture

Tony Robinson is the one with the cunning plan.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Hillary when asked about her Iraq war vote, hahahaha

jcaz's picture

Same thing I'll do when they perp walk her crooked ass down Main Street......

erkme73's picture

Has anyone cross referenced these dates and locations with her actual WORK SCHEDULE?  I mean, in 24 hours she goes from one side of the country to the other, for days on end.  What about her ACTUAL job?   I think the hours spent just doing these speeches - including travel time - is more than a full time job.  Never mind what the cost was for the taxpayer (for security etc)!   If I took this much personal time at my employeer, I'd be shown the door after the first few trips.

11b40's picture

Just for clarity, these were after her tenure at the State Dept, just in case you missed it. She was struggling with unemployment. ; - )

erkme73's picture

God time flies.  A bit red-faced.  I didn't realize she had 'retired' already by then.   

opport.knocks's picture

The fees she charges have nothing to do with her speech, her message (no doubt ghost written by a minion) or any other "services".

It is a payment for future services rendered, a bribe, or political prostitution, plain and simple. That is what is unethical.

As is this:


insanelysane's picture

I was explaining this to my kids.  How much is a speech worth?  How much can it be worth?  Couldn't these companies just rent hookers for all attendees for less money?  Bernie needs to start comparing the hourly rate for Hillary versus the minimum wage worker.  Let's see, say the speaking time and smoozing time is 8 hours and I'm being extremely lenient. $225,000/8hrs = $28,125/hr.  Let's say minimum wage is $10, 1 Hillary hour is worth 2,812 little people hours.

ThroxxOfVron's picture







Asymetric information IS power.


I know who my bread and butter clients are and who I service to keep close to information, to deal-makers, to informed options.

IF one client is paying me for 3 or 4 hours of my time what another pays me for a month of my time I know who is ultimately going to be served best.

-So does Hillary Clinton.

Banks and AIPAC and the like pay Hillary far far better for her time than the US Gov't; but, the US Gov't is where Hillary gets her inside info, deal-makers, informed options.

-Working for the US Gov't is Hillary's side job.

AllMightyDollar's picture

Dearest Asshats


Gender aside, It is a blatent payoff / conflict of interest

401K of Dooom's picture

With horrible broads like Hillary - YES!

BaBaBouy's picture

Pictures Speak A Thousand Words...
IF It's TRUMP VS Clitton, Then all the Donald has to do is show that photo over and over again, He has it wrapped up...

BaBaBouy's picture

IF It's TRUMP VS Clitton, Then all the Donald has to do is show that photo over and over again, He has it wrapped up...

thatthingcanfly's picture

I was thinking the same thing. For that matter, all Bernie Sanders has to do to cinch the Dem ticket nod is play this video clip at the next debate!

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

Bernie could destroy her in an instant with an Emperor Has No Clothes moment.

All he has to do, with that ultra cute accent, is say, "You're not one of us.  You're one of THEM!"

11b40's picture

Agreed. Bernie needs to study The Donald. Clinton is very vulnerable.
Trump's next book should be 'The Art of The Zinger'. He has destroyed his opponents with just a few well placed words or sentences, most famously attaching "low energy" to JEB!
Now, Bloomberg is making rumbles about going all in as an Independent. Too funny. All Trump has to do is hang "Mr. Wall Street" on him & he is dead meat. Never even say his real name, just Mr. Wall Street over & over. The funny thing will be if he takes enough away from Trump in a 3-way race to give it all to the Bern.

NihilistZero's picture

Bloomberg pulls votes from Team Blue whether Hillary or Bernie.  Bloomberg will hand Trump the election if he runs.

I need more asshats's picture

I would have thought that you would prefer a group photo of Ms. Clinton with a pack of ravaging Muslims.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Stainless Steel Rat Jan 24, 2016 12:29 PM

Her husband is a neocon too.

Idiots remember the good Clinton years.

Pfft....he juiced the dot.com bubble and it burst and everyone was

out of a job due to his outsourcing one way trade agreements.

Created the poisonous housing bubble deregulating Wall St and calling it "A great day for America"




Freddie's picture

Ted Cruz and his wife are the other Goldman Sachs and CFR members like the Clintons or Bushes or Obola.

SmittyinLA's picture

Cruz' wife Heidi made millions bailing out the Venezuelan commie mafia regime.

bamawatson's picture

not to mention the MILLION dollar loan from sachs, which genuis lawyer cruz, er uh, "Forgot" to report.

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

Hahaha Democracy Now.

After the first GOP debate, when Carson was at or near the top of every poll, the only thing the panel of "real media outlet" talking heads had to say is he's too stupid to be president.  That was it.  Not another word.  

In a just world the headline should have read "Black Man Tops GOP Prez Poll".  Instead he got taken to the woodshed for straying off the Donkey plantation.

NoGodsNoMastersNoMotherland's picture

Are you joking ?

Or do you really mean he pseudo alternative Soros founded Democracy Now ? Gatekeeper Chomsky and the billionaires playground The Intercept also ?

Calling out folks for being manipulated and then that kind of bullshit...

lunaticfringe's picture

I had to read your arrogant comment a couple of times- having assigned yourself the world genius tag- I couldn't quite comprehend it on the first run. 

Write like No Debt does and you won't come off sounding like a complete asshole- but then a great intellect like yours should already know that.

PlayMoney's picture

hey stainless....if the emails are fantasy...show us in the federal records act where one is allowed to keep top secret documents on your own server at your house, that the government has no access to, or can moniter for security. Just the one where she received north korean nuke satellite photos AND sent them to another PRIVATE email should have her prosecuted. Over 1000 classified now found. Anyone with the last name NOT Clinton would already be in jail. What Petreaus got prosecuted  for was peanuts compared to what she did.

Chandos's picture

«Hillary Im sure she has never gone camping in her life.»

Who knows, maybe that's where Huma Abedin and her meet...

- Have a good weekend Bill, I'm going camping!

- Right...«camping»..I think I'll catch a movie then...

-Right..«catch a movie»....


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BarkingCat Jan 24, 2016 12:09 PM

Loki is Mickey Rourke's first dog he even thanked Loki at the Golden Globes.

Crash N. Burn's picture

"I think we need to rewrite the Norse mythology and place Hillary into it. By comparison Loki is a good guy."


 Why insult Loki? He was never a corporate whore!

freewolf7's picture

She'll be running her cell block in no time.

DeadFred's picture

I had to turn the video off as soon as her voice was heard. I hate the taste of vomit in the morning, yuck!

bonderøven-farm ass's picture

The Reformation failed....this one escaped.

OregonGrown's picture

".......at this point, what difference does it make?"

Skiprrrdog's picture

I wonder if Hooooooma will wait for her until she gets out?

g&#039;kar's picture

"She'll be running her cell block in no time"


the cost of that golden bidet and it's maintenance while in prison will call for sacrifices from her pimped out fellow inmates

rccalhoun's picture

wouldn't a red apple look fantastic jammed into that open mouth?

BarkingCat's picture

waste of an apple. 


..and no one eats rancid meat.

Tinky's picture

Only in pants, please; no skirts.