The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses To Release Her Wall Street Transcripts

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

“It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”


– From the post: What Clinton Said in Her Speeches – “She Sounded More Like a Goldman Sachs Managing Director”

We’ve seen bits and pieces emerge from Hillary Clinton’s infamous $225,000 speech to Goldman Sachs in October 2013, but an article published by the Huffington Post yesterday adds some additional perspective. In a nutshell, the author believes that a release of these transcripts would be so damaging it would end her bid for the presidency. 

Here are a few excerpts from the Huffington Post piece:

The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same — is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president.


In fact, it appears they’d cause enough trauma that Clinton would rather publicly stonewall — to the point of being conspicuously, uncomfortably evasive — in public debate after public debate, to endure damning editorial after damning editorial, and to leave thousands and thousands of voters further doubting her honesty and integrity, all to ensure that no one outside Goldman Sachs, and certainly no voter who wasn’t privy to those closed-door speeches, ever hears a word of what she said in them.


The real experts on this topic are the friends and acquaintances of Hillary’s who, for whatever reason, have chosen to be candid about what they believe is in those speeches. And it’s only that candor that helps explain the longest-running mystery of the Democratic primary — a mystery that’s been ongoing for over seventy days — which is this: why would anyone pay $225,000 for an hour-long speech by a private citizen who (at the time) claimed to have no interest in returning to politics?


Mr. Sanders has implied that there are only two possible answers: (a) the money wasn’t for the speeches themselves, but for the influence major institutional players on Wall Street thought that money could buy them if and when Clinton ran for President; or (b) the speeches laid out a defense of Wall Street greed so passionate and total that hearing it uttered by a person of power and influence was worth every penny.


Per Clinton surrogates and attendees at these speeches, the answer appears to be both (a) and (b).


Now here are a few examples of what we’ve heard from others:


1. Former Nebraska Governor and Senator Bob Kerrey (Clinton surrogate)

“Making the transcripts of the Goldman speeches public would have been devastating….[and] when the GOP gets done telling the Clinton Global Initiative fund-raising and expense story, Bernie supporters will wonder why he didn’t do the same….[As for] the email story, it’s not about emails. It is about [Hillary] wanting to avoid the reach of citizens using the Freedom of Information Act to find out what their government is doing, and then not telling the truth about why she did.”


2. Goldman Sachs Employee #1 (present at one of the speeches)

“[The speech] was pretty glowing about [Goldman Sachs]. It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a ‘rah-rah’ speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”


3. Goldman Sachs Employee #2 (present at one of the speeches)

“In this environment, [what she said to us at Goldman Sachs] could be made to look really bad.”


4. Goldman Sachs Executive or Client #1 (present at one of the speeches)

“Mrs. Clinton didn’t single out bankers or any other group for causing the 2008 financial crisis. Instead, she effectively said, ‘We’re all in this together, we’ve got to find our way out of it together.’”


5. Paraphrase of Several Attendees’ Accounts From The Wall Street Journal

“She didn’t often talk about the financial crisis, but when she did, she almost always struck an amicable tone. In some cases, she thanked the audience for what they had done for the country. One attendee said the warmth with which Mrs. Clinton greeted guests bordered on ‘gushy.’ She spoke sympathetically about the financial industry.”


6. Goldman Sachs Employee #3 (present at one of the speeches)

“It was like, ‘Here’s someone who doesn’t want to vilify us but wants to get business back in the game. Like, maybe here’s someone who can lead us out of the wilderness.’”


7. Paraphrase of Several Attendees’ Accounts From Politico

“Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, ‘We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it.’”


The problem with the quotes above is not merely their content — which suggests a presidential candidate not only “gushingly” fond of Wall Street speculators but unwilling to admonish them even to the smallest degree — but also that they reveal Clinton to have been dishonest about that content with American voters.


Last night in Brooklyn Mrs. Clinton said, “I did stand up to the banks. I did make it clear that their behavior would not be excused.”


Yet not a single attendee at any of Mrs. Clinton’s quarter-of-a-million-dollar speeches can recall her doing anything of the sort.

During last week’s debate in New York, Hillary demanded that Bernie release his tax return, and he produced it the very next day.

As far as Clinton’s speech transcripts, we’re still left with the following:

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blindman's picture

Chelsea Clinton Marries Into Goldman video search results.;_ylt=A0LEVionthNX9I0AmEoPxQt.;... . of all the forms of fornication tried, some conclude, incest is best.

eforce's picture

I expect she promised them 2008 style payout on a much larger scale once the economy crashes.

blindman's picture

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Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, ‘We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it.’”~

That lying carpet-munching twat.

The Once-ler's picture

 Bush Baby  —
 I am responding to your comment  before you make it  because it’s too late to respond  afterwards.
 You gotta remember,  the audiences who listened to those speeches were  banksters  … they  WANT  her to be elected!

tc06rtw's picture

       Amen !

All Risk No Reward's picture

>>[As for] the email story, it’s not about emails.<<

It's about the emails and the attached felonies that will not be prosecuted only because the Debt-Money Monopolist rulers don't want their operative to be held accountable for her crimes.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Frankie Carbone's picture

This is exactly correct. Without the blessing of the debt-money monopolists, Hillary is never going to see a jail cell. To think otherwise is a litmust test that one is still delusional and still in the Matrix. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Frankie Carbone Apr 18, 2016 12:29 PM

Hillary/Cruz Make Goldman Sachs Great Again!

All Risk No Reward's picture

Hi Frankie, when "debt-money monopolists" becomes the preferred term to describe the ruling oligarchy, then substantial progress will have been made in the effort to identify the root cause of the vast majority of society's problems.

I don't see it used often, but I know people "get it" when they use it. Wear out the truth.

HowdyDoody's picture

Because they don't exist!

Haha I kill myself.

I'm here all week. Try the veal.


Bush Baby's picture

I'm sure there are hundreds of recordings of her speeches yet no one is leaking a copy?

This is Un-American

crazzziecanuck's picture

I don't have much money, but does Anonymous have a Kickstarter or PayPal account we can contribute to them to offset costs?  I think this would be a wise use of their time.

Lord knows the presstitute class can't do much more than regurgitate and navel gaze.

847328_3527's picture
After 'Lyin' Ted' and 'Little Marco,' Trump Reveals New Nickname for Hillary



We all know that Donald Trump has a unique way of referring to his opponents, from calling Marco Rubio “little Marco” and Ted Cruz “lyin’ Ted.” Yesterday, Trump in Dexter, New York revealed a nickname for his rival on the opposite side of the aisle, labeling the Democratic front-runner “crooked Hillary.” “I’m not controlled by the special interests and the lobbyists. And they control crooked Hillary, and they control lyin’ Ted Cruz, right?” he said. The GOP front-runner had earlier teased the possibility of nicknaming Hillary Clinton in a special interview on Hannity, saying “a pretty good one” would soon be revealed. “So many nicknames, and he’s been so effective with it,” commented Pete Hegseth. ...

cheech_wizard's picture

Who is this 'Lyin' Ted' you speak of? There is only a "Lyin' Rafael"...


tc06rtw's picture

 …  The  REAL  reason  Shrillary refuses to release her Wall Street transcripts:
 They haven’t finished  deleting  them yet.

Jim in MN's picture

"Kiss me, baby, kiss me"

Repeat 275 times.

SpasticGramps's picture

There is a really nice lamp post a few blocks from my house. Oranmnets needed.

blindman's picture

she undoubtedly promised them an open revolving
incest palace door to the justice department
and all the keys to the treasury not to mention
important posts in the state department and the
judiciary. aka = political and financial incest
with no protection or prophylactics.

Skiprrrdog's picture

MMM, a HidaBEAST and Chelsea threesome...I just got shrinkage so bad my dick turned itself inside-out into a vagina...

Two Theives and a Liar's picture

True Story..

Was driving listening to the news when this came on "Chelsea Clinton marries :"

[ mind I was going "wait for it.....wait for it....]

"Joe Blowstein [whatever his real name is]...Investment Banker from GOLDMAN SACHS"

..At this point I literally exclaimed out loud "OF FUCKING COURSE!!..could there be any doubt?"

It's a big club...AND "WE" AIN'T IN IT!


kiwigal's picture

The prime minister of Australia was  ex partner of Goldman Sachs. Prime minister of New Zealand,  multi millionaire  ex Merrill Lynch. . See a pattern here.

Zero Point's picture

Australian PMs son is STILL a director of GS.

skinwalker's picture

In my opinion, soon we will have economic collapse, WWIII, massive outbreaks of the gay virus, and cosmic squid monsters from outer space stealing all the babes. Nothing can stop that now. 


Given that, does it really matter if Hillary is president?

kliguy38's picture

anyone in that position INCLUDING the Don.....will do what they are told ...this is all kabuki theater to make the peeps think they have a voice...or a limited advice is to take care of yourselves with more important matters like where u live and your relationships and your preparations for whatever these psychopaths might bring

PlayMoney's picture

Hell yes it matters. Politics aside, she is the shadiest most dishonest politician i have seen by a large margin. From whitewater to blatant email violations decades of constant controversy. I can't imagine how far she would go if president. She has worse character than far.

COSMOS's picture

"i just like to lick them"

crazzziecanuck's picture

Yeah, let's worry about Whitewater (nothing) or the email scandal (nothing).  People keep regurgitating up the same old talking points about Whitewater debunked ages ago and people have also forgotten that the "illegal" emails she sent with classified information, a significant portion of which, was only deemed classified after all this uproar began.

Let's not look at the actual content of the emails, which shows just how evil the decision making at the State Department were.  Truth laid out bare.  Let's not worry about what she may or may have done forty years ago.  Let's look at what she was doing four years ago.  The problem is that everything she did, the GOP would have done too, so they just don't ask the right questions about Benghazi.

In many ways, what Clinton wrote in these emails is much more damning that anything she probably would have said in private to Goldman Sachs et al yet the MSM just doesn't want to look... beause they're part of that big club we're not allowed in.

And if that isn't enough, then Libya.  Going from the richest nation in Africa to a toilet bowl.  Even better, just remember she voted for the Iraq War.

Shockwave's picture

FYI, as former Military, if I had done with emails what she did, I'd be in jail for the rest of my life. Thats why it matters, thats why people are pissed, because the rule of law apparently doesn't apply to her.

zeronetwork's picture

Yes, she is a witch of Camilla Parker Bowles grade.

Dickweed Wang's picture

She has worse character than far.


Don't forget about what happened to Vince Foster.  From all the evidence Hitlery was behind his being killed more than Willie was . . .

ebworthen's picture

Ted Cruz couldn't demand that Hillary release the transcripts in a debate, because he and Wifey are in bed with Goldman Sachs and Wall Street too.  Trump could.

Reaper's picture

Romney lost because he couldn't bring himself to criticize Obamacare/Romneycare. Cruz can't attack Hillary with Goldman/Wall Street because his wife's a Goldman managing director.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Cruz can't really attack anybody, because there is a lot of dirt in his evangelical closet. Anything goes except on Sundays. 


Never One Roach's picture

Anyone see Cruz's "Candy Wrappers" yet?

El Viejo's picture

Not my God he isn't. And Copeland was for bringing all the Protestants back under the pope.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Evangelicals?  ROTF LMAO.

They're just Wahhabists -- with a kinder, gentler M.O. and slick manners. Their ambitions and goals are the same though: 100% market share.

Which way to the beach's picture

"Anything goes except on Sundays."

Anything goes and twice on Sundays.  FIFY


PlayMoney's picture

The way Trump goes after people he would rip her a new one over the speeches, emails etc. She is a ready made softball over the middle of the plate for Trumps agressiveness with 3 decades of iffy shit.

CJgipper's picture

His only problem will be sticking with each crime long enough to avoid overwhelming the electorate.

FrankDrakman's picture

Ya, I can see the exchange now:

Lyin' Ted: "Release the transcripts! Just what was said, Mrs. Clinton?"

Hitlery: "Why don't you ask your wife? She was there."

CJgipper's picture

Trump is her worst nightmare.  People keep saying that he "can't win", but no one has said, printed, or aired ANYTHING negative about Hillary.  When Donald hits the news cycle and starts "guessing" (based on inside knowledge probably) what's in those transcripts, it will absolutely eat her alive.  Every Bernie voter will vote for Trump, not the banker shill Hillary.  It's an unmitigated disaster for her if the nominee is Trump.

atthelake's picture

NO ONE is criticizing Hillary too much. They're being nice in the way McCain was nice to Obama. McCain should have ripped Obama to shreds over the Hawaii birth certificate but he didn't because the fix was in.

Sanders and Trump should be ripping Hillery to shreds about $300,000 speeches, Bengazi, etc but they're not because the fix is in.