For instance, her opacity and dishonesty regarding the Clinton Foundation and her lucrative speeches have simmered on the back burner for months, sporadically flaring up when she's confronted with questions about them.
On Good Morning America this week, Hillary rebuffed a young Democrat who challenged her to release the transcripts of her paid speeches that reaped millions in fees in between her departure from the State Department and the start of her presidential bid.
Facing entrenched opposition and populist-tinged rhetoric from Socialist Bernie Sanders (who offered a good rejoinder to Hillary's go-to transcripts demand), Mrs. Clinton has attempted to justify her high-dollar remarks to Wall Street firms by claiming she didn't know she'd be running for president when she delivered them, and that she merely accepted "what they offered" in terms of compensation. No, it's what she charged, among other demands. CNN Money reports:
She insisted that her host pay $1,000 for a transcription service, then hoarded the resulting transcripts. She's refusing to make them public, even as she risibly touts the virtues of transparency. In fact it's obsessive secrecy that's the coin of her realm -- except as it pertains to sensitive national security information sitting on her unsecure email server and Blackberry, of course. Fear and paranoia:
Amongst her sundry justifications and explanations, Hillary has defended her cozy relationship with Wall Street as an outgrowth of 9/11, and claimed at a Democratic debate that she used her addresses to financial sector audiences to speak truth to power and warn them to clean up their act prior to the 2008 meltdown.
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