Wikileaks releases excerpts from transcripts of paid speeches
Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton favors open trade and open borders, leaked emails released by media organization Wikileaks Friday show.
Contained in an email marked “HRC Paid Speeches” within a data dump of former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, the 25 excerpts from speeches made between 2013 and 2015 reveal Clinton’s remarks to big money backers behind closed doors.
In a speech given to Banco Itau bankers in 2013, Clinton campaigns for a “hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders”:
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”
The candidate’s stance on “open trade” may be one reason former opponent Bernie Sanders initially called on her to release the transcripts.