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Hillary Clinton Laughs When Asked if She Will Release Transcripts of Her Goldman Sachs Speeches

According to accounts of those in attendance at one such speech, Clinton reassured the crowd that banker-bashing was unproductive and foolish

Hillary Clinton, pictured with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein in 2014,  has recently been on the defensive about the speaking fees she and her husband have collected. (Photo: Stephen Chernin/AFP/Getty Images)

After Hillary Clinton spoke at a town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday, I asked her if she would release the transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs. She laughed and turned away.

Clinton has recently been on the defensive about the speaking fees she and her husband have collected. Those fees total over $125 million since 2001.

Her rival Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has raised concerns in particular over the $675,000 she made from Goldman Sachs, an investment bank that has regularly used its influence with government officials to win favorable policies.

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During one of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, Clinton reportedly reassured the crowd and told them that banker-bashing was unproductive and foolish, according to a Politico report based on accounts offered by several attendees.

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