In 2014, Hillary complained that when the Clintons left the White House, they were “dead-broke.” Fortunately, Hillary and her husband have dug themselves out of poverty’s hole through their $153 million in speaking fees, $675,000 of which came from three closed-door speeches she gave in 2013 to top Goldman Sachs execs.
The Washington Post reports: “According to the Federal Election Commission and the Center for Responsive Politics, wealthy donors from the financial industry have given Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign bid more than $21.4 million.”
Bernie Sanders and some news media have asked Hillary Rodham Clinton to release the text of her Goldman Sachs speeches. “I will look into it. I don’t know the status, but I will certainly look into it,” she has promised. But Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post’s relentless fact checker, who has also been asking Hillary’s campaign “directly and pointedly” to release copies of the paid speeches, notes, “The silence is deafening. …‘I will look into it’ means, of course, no way, no how, not ever.”
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd writes that Hillary gave a “stupefyingly bad answer to a predictable question” about taking “the obscene Goldman Sachs windfall.” The real reason Mrs. Clinton refuses to releases the texts of her speeches is the “don’t worry, I’m one of you” implications.