Saturday, April 9, 2016

HILLARY AND THE BANKSTERS (NOT A ROCK GROUP)

Today was a good day for Wall Street bankers who once again were able to walk away from another crime-ridden mess they created in the 2008 Crash with only a slap-on-the-wrist fine (Wells Fargo admits deception in $1.2 billion U.S. mortgage accord | Reuters) and no jail time for those that perpetrated these crimes (Wells Fargo’s Lofrano Was ‘Critical’ to Fraud, U.S. Says).

And, once again, we need to be reminded that these are the people that have enriched Hillary Clinton many times over through the years.

Simply put Hillary has been hobnobbing with criminals while asking voters to believe she has not been influenced or tainted by them. (Banks with the highest 'systemic risk score' have given millions to Hillary)

Anderson Cooper: "But did you have to be paid $675,000 [for three speeches to Goldman Sachs]?"

Hillary Clinton: "Well, I don't know. That's what they offered."


Hillary is misleading us at best by saying that her $225,000-per-speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered." It was not what they offered, it was what Team Hillary demanded.

A review of her 2014 tax return, posted on her website, shows that $225,000 per speech was her minimum fee.

She received $225,000 for 34 of the 41 speeches listed on her tax return. Of the remaining seven speeches, two were for 250,000 and the others for $265,000, $275,000, $285,000, $305,000 and $400,000. In total she received $9,680,000 for these speaking engagements in 2013.

Wall Street firms funded 14 of her 41 talks. In addition to Goldman Sachs, the list includes Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments UBS and Bank of America. Her benefactors also include hedge funds and private equity firms like Apollo Management and Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts.

In response to the media backlash over her Wall Street ties, Clinton has "postponed" a number of big fundraisers with financial-sector titans like Blackrock and the Mitt Romney-cofounded Bain Capital. The events, according to Politico, will be held “sometime after the New Hampshire primary.”

Read more; The Idea That Hillary Clinton Took $200k+ Per Speech From Banks and Corporations Is Obscene | Alternet