The Access Hollywood Donald Trump (R) conversation with Billy Bush has been making headlines with many news media outlets for the past two days. While Hillary Clinton (D) and her campaign have responded to the audio, they’ve disregarded the 2,050 Podesta emails that wikileaks recently published. The long sought after Wall Street speech transcripts that earned her more than $22 million and that were a black cloud hovering over her campaign during the primaries have finally hit the web. The contents of the speeches show a different candidate that would make Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warrens’ heads roll faster than Ned Stark’s.
In the speeches, Hillary Clinton says that she has two policies for each issue. “You need to have a public position and a private position on policy,” she said in a privately paid speech. In another, she says that her “dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 8, 2016
NPR commented on the leak and reported that several emails sent in January from Tony Carrk, Hillary for America research director, and to John Podesta, the Chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, contained many “flags” sent by Harry Walker Agency, the same agency that organized the privately paid speeches for Wall Street after Clinton was Secretary of State. As reported by the Daily Caller, an 80-page collection of flagged material was composed of positions that Tony Carrk believed could prove to be problematic for her campaign down the road.
In an October 2014 speech given to Canada 2020, a Canadian progressive think tank, Clinton showed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which critics like Donald Trump (R) have likened to globalism going for a checkmate. This also came after a long history of flip-flopping on the issue. She praised the TPP by saying that “greater connections in our own hemisphere hold such promise. The United States and Canada are working together with a group of open market democracies along the Pacific Rim, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile to expand responsible trade and economic cooperation.”
She also mentions that she has lost touch with the middle class because of her status by saying that “I’m kind of far removed” because of “the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy.”
A plethora of information was provided by Wikileaks that continue to show voters that the Clinton campaign still struggles with transparency.
Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, commented that “with today’s Wikileaks revelations we are finding out who Hillary Clinton really is, and it’s not hard to see why she fought so hard to keep her transcripts of speeches to Wall Street banks paying her millions of dollars secret.”
Wikileaks stated that they are not finished releasing material concerning Hillary Clinton and that what has been published so far of the Podesta Emails is only 1%.