Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Cybersecurity: Anticipation builds for Trump cyber order | House panel refers Clinton IT contractor for prosecution | Pentagon warned Flynn about foreign payments Trump’s foreign policy of more is about money Meghan McCain: Obama 'a dirty capitalist like the rest of us' MORE said Tuesday she is held to a different standard than other candidates when discussing the release of transcripts of paid speeches she's made.
"Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?" she asked during the CNN town hall on Tuesday, to applause.
Clinton said she would agree to release the transcripts of her speeches "if everybody does it."
"But, look, what is this about? This is about whether I have the best plan to go after Wall Street, whether I have a record that already demonstrates my willingness to take on Wall Street and financial interests and there's no question about that."
Clinton said she has a comprehensive and effective plan for combating Wall Street abuse, adding that she's clear about her position on the issue.
"As strong, I would argue, as my esteemed opponent," she said, referring to Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Meghan McCain: Obama 'a dirty capitalist like the rest of us' Dems might begin again with Kamala Harris and California MORE. "So, you know what, if people are going to ask for things, everybody should be on a level playing field, and I'm happy if that were the case."
She said the argument seems to be that if someone takes money from any business, then "you can't fulfill your public responsibilities."
She went on to say that President Obama took an "enormous" amount of money from Wall Street in 2008 as a candidate.
"And then he turned around and pushed through the toughest regulation that we've seen since the Great Depression," she said.
"So the argument just doesn't hold up. But again, if everybody's going to do the same thing, then I'll be part of it."