Clinton refuses to budge on releasing speech transcripts

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDHS secretary: No sign Russia targeting midterm elections at 2016 level Twitter suspends Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks accounts after indictments Elon Musk donated nearly K to Republican PAC, filings show MORE is steadfastly refusing to release the transcripts of the paid speeches she gave to Wall Street banks.

At the Democratic debate in Brooklyn on Thursday night, the presidential hopeful was booed by audience members for standing by her offer to release the transcripts only if all the candidates running for president did the same.

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“There are certain expectations when you run for president — this is a new one and I’ve said if everyone agrees to do it because there are speeches for money on the other side, I know that,“ Clinton said before getting drowned out by boos from the audience.

Instead, Clinton pivoted to her tax returns, claiming she’d released decades of documents while rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOcasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas Sanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments Booker seizes on Kavanaugh confirmation fight MORE had released none.

But CNN anchor Dana Bash wouldn’t let her off the hook, saying that the former secretary of State is running in the Democratic primary and Democratic voters are concerned with the transcripts of her speeches.

“Let’s set the same standard for everybody,” she replied.
 
Sanders, who has long said Clinton won’t properly regulate Wall Street because of the money she’s received from the big banks, pounced on the exchange.

“I am going to release all of the transcripts I gave to Wall Street behind closed doors,” he said. “Not for $225,000, not for $2,000, not for two cents, because there were no speeches.”