At CNN Town Hall, Clinton Again Refuses to Release Goldman Sachs Transcripts

“Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?”

During Tuesday’s Democratic presidential candidate town hall at the University of South Carolina School of Law, CNN’s Chris Cuomo pressed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s on her continued refusal to release transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.

“Will you agree to release these transcripts? They have become an issue,” Cuomo asked.

“Sure, if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans, because we know they have made a lot of speeches,” Clinton said, before pivoting to a defense of her record on Wall Street regulation. 

Cuomo pressed again: “All the more reason to remove this issue. You know not everybody is not going to bring up their transcripts.”

“Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else, Chris?” Clinton responded, to sustained applause.

A few minutes after the exchange, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign took a shot at Clinton based on her answer:


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