Editorial

Release the transcripts

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton has personally earned $11 million in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015 for 51 speeches to banks and other groups and industries.

The public certainly has a right to be curious as to what was said during those speeches. Her response to a request to release transcripts of those speeches is that she will only do that if everyone else does, including the Republicans. This reference to Republicans is more than simply a subcategory, since Clinton's only remaining challenger for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, has never made such closed-door paid speeches.

Clinton's position is that she should not be held to a standard any different than any Republican; however, Clinton is a Democrat, and perhaps Democrats have their own standards as far as what a Democratic candidate tells wealthy bankers and investors.