If you get $675,000 for three speeches from Goldman Sachs, would you think they would want anything in return? Hillary doesn’t think we should be concerned.
If you are a principled liberal, you don’t take hundreds of thousands of dollars from Goldman Sachs for three speeches but Hillary did, However, that’s not the story. The story is that she is a pathological liar.
Anderson Cooper asked Hillary about her having taken $675,000 from Goldman Sachs for speeches and she responded by saying it was because that’s what they offered and all secretaries of state do it. The best was when Cooper asked her if it was wise to take the money since she had ambitions for higher office. She began the sentence with “to be honest” and you know when she says that it’s going to be followed by a big, fat lie.
This exchange with Anderson Cooper is more skit than presidential.
“Was that a mistake?” asked Cooper. “Was that an error in judgment?”
“Look, I made speeches for lots of groups,” Clinton said. “I told them what I thought, I answered questions.”
“But did you have to be paid $675,000?” Cooper continued. “Well, I dunno. That’s what they offered, so . . .”
Clinton drew guffaws with that reply: “You know, every secretary of state that I know has done that.”
Cooper asked whether she should be judged by a higher standard than other secretaries of state, considering her ambition to run for higher office. “To be honest, I wasn’t committed to running,” she said. “I didn’t know whether I would or not.”
“You didn’t think you were going to run for president?” Cooper asked.
“I didn’t,” she said. “To be honest,” she might have added.
“So that’s not something you regret, those three speeches?” Cooper asked again.
“No I don’t, because you know I don’t feel that I paid any price for it,” Clinton said. “And I’m very clear of what I will do, and they’re on notice.”
She proved Sanders point about being establishment and taking money from big corporations.