Hacked e-mails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign feared that remarks she made during paid speeches to Wall Street firms behind closed doors would become public and used against her by political opponents.
Clinton campaign research director Tony Carrk was so worried about the political impact if the speeches ever came out that he sent campaign chairman John Podesta and other aides possible damaging headlines.
“CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH,” “CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY,” and “CLINTON REMARKS ARE PRO KEYSTONE AND PRO TRADE,” he wrote in a January 2016 e-mail.
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Clinton called for ‘open trade and open borders’ in private, paid speeches
Hillary Clinton told bankers behind closed doors that she favored “open trade and open borders” and said Wall Street executives were best-positioned to help reform the U.S. financial sector, according to transcripts of her private, paid speeches leaked Friday.
One excerpt put Clinton squarely in the free-trade camp, a position she has retreated on significantly during the 2016 election. In a talk to a Brazilian bank in 2013, she said her “dream” is “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders” and asked her audience to think of what doubling American trade with Latin America “would mean for everybody in this room.”
The most revealing Clinton campaign emails in WikiLeaks release
“My father loved to complain about big business and big government, but we had a solid middle class upbringing. We had good public schools. We had accessible health care. We had our little, you know, one-family house that, you know, he saved up his money, didn’t believe in mortgages. So I lived that,” she said in the speech. “And now, obviously, I’m kind of far removed because the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven’t forgotten it.”
GOPUSA Editor’s Note: Scroll down in the Politico story for a list of 8 “e-mail exchanges that shed light on the methods and mindset of Clinton’s allies in Brooklyn and Washington.”