Hillary Clinton to Goldman Sachs: ‘I Represented All of You for Eight Years’

Hillary Clinton told a private behind-closed-doors audience at Goldman Sachs that she “represented all of you for eight years in the United States Senate.

Clinton said in an October 24, 2013 speech to Goldman, according to newly leaked Goldman Sachs speech transcripts unearthed during the Wikileaks dump of John Podesta’s emails:

I represented all of you for eight years. I had great relations and worked so close together after 9/11 to rebuild downtown, and a lot of respect for the work you do and the people who do it, but I do — I think that when we talk about the regulators and the politicians, the economic consequences of bad decisions back in ’08, you know, were devastating, and they had repercussions throughout the world.

Clinton previously called herself Goldman Sachs’ “partner in government.” Breitbart News reported:

Then-Senator Clinton, who is under fire from Bernie Sanders for her close ties to the investment firm, identified herself as Goldman Sachs’ “partner in government” at the 2005 groundbreaking of the firm’s new 740-foot-tall headquarters in Lower Manhattan. Goldman Sachs won federal government Liberty Bonds to build it.

“Following the tragic events of September 11th, I was proud to have worked with my colleagues in Congress to secure $20 billion in federal aid for New York,” Clinton said. “Major employers like Goldman Sachs needed to know they had a partner in government to ensure that Lower Manhattan could continue to sustain their businesses in the area, I am pleased to be an ongoing partner in supporting economic development in Lower Manhattan and thank Goldman Sachs for their commitment to the future of Lower Manhattan and New York City.”

The Clinton campaign’s budget strategist Dan Beksha was a vice president at Goldman Sachs.


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