The mainstream media has been up in arms all weekend over the audio footage that was leaked of Donald Trump talking about women in a supposedly demeaning manner. However, they have been ignoring the fact that Hillary Clinton was also given some bad news this weekend, and hers came courtesy of WikiLeaks.
Once again, the media is rigging the election against Trump by hiding damning information about Clinton…
WikiLeaks on Friday made good on its threat to deliver what many have called an “October surprise” targeting Hillary Clinton, leaking alleged Clinton campaign emails detailing the former secretary of state’s past paid speeches.
The Clinton campaign refused to confirm whether the leaked emails are real. However, the target of the hack, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, addressed the WikiLeaks release on Twitter.
Podesta tweet-storms about the hack and seemingly confirms the authenticity of some of the emails pic.twitter.com/pcwvpJ1fkr
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) October 7, 2016
One of the most striking things about the alleged transcripts in the emails is the seemingly different tone Clinton took in her speeches to her Wall Street audience.
The Wall Street Journal provides some context:
The excerpts appear to show Mrs. Clinton taking a more friendly attitude toward financial firms than she does on the campaign trail. At a 2013 speech at a Goldman Sachs event, she is shown lamenting that in Washington, “There is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives.” In another speech at a Goldman event, she told the room, “You are the smartest people.”
At another Goldman Sachs speech, discussing how to avoid another financial crisis, she said the “politicizing” of the financial crisis could have been avoided with greater transparency, and told the bankers, “You guys help us figure it out and let’s make sure that we do it right this time.” A year later, at a speech paid for by Deutsche Bank, she said that some element of financial reform “really has to come from the industry itself.”
In another speech to the National Multi-Housing Council, Clinton allegedly spoke of “back room discussions” and deals that require “both a public and private position.” Her critics seized on the line to further question the Democrat’s trustworthiness.
“I mean, politics is like sausage being made,” she is quoted as saying. “It is unsavory, and it always has been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
The concept of a holding “private” and “public” position may have even been put on display in another portion of the leaked emails.
Clinton is quoted telling a Brazilian bank in 2013 that she has a “dream” of a “hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”
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