Hillary Clinton’s deep ties to Wall Street are under the spotlight again following her defense of taking large speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, as well as campaign finance records showing the tens of millions her campaign and super PACs have received from the financial sector.
Her defense of the speaking fees came Wednesday night during the Democratic Presidential Town Hall hosted by CNN when Anderson Cooper asked if it “was a mistake” or “bad error in judgement” for her to take $675,000 from the investment banking giant for three speeches.
Her response: “Look, I made speeches to lots of groups. I told them what I thought. I answered questions.”
“But did you have to be paid $675,000?” Cooper asked.
“Well, I don’t know,” she said. “That’s what they offered. Every secretary of state that I know has done that.”
She added that she wasn’t committed to running at the time, and said, “They’re not giving me very much money now, I can tell you that much.”