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Hillary: Call For ‘Open Borders’ In Bank Speech Was About Energy

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During Wednesday’s third presidential debate, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that her call in a transcript of a speech released by WikiLeaks for “open borders” was her “talking about energy.”

Clinton responded to a question on her remarks in a paid speech to a bank where she called for “a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders” by stating, “Well, if you went on to read the rest of the sentence, I was talking about energy. You know, we trade more energy with our neighbors than we trade with the rest of the world combined, and I do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders. I think that would be a great benefit to us. But you are very clearly quoting from WikiLeaks, and what’s really important about WikiLeaks, is that the Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans. They have hacked American websites, American accounts of private people, of institutions, then they have given that information to WikiLeaks for the purpose of putting it on the Internet. This has come from the highest levels of the Russian government, clearly from Putin himself, in an effort, as 17 of our intelligence agencies have confirmed, to influence our election. So, I actually think the most important question of this evening, Chris, is, finally, will Donald trump admit and condemn that the Russians are doing this, and make it clear that he will not have the help of Putin in this election, that he rejects Russian espionage against Americans, which he actually encouraged in the past? Those are the questions we need answered. We’ve never had anything like this happen in any of our elections before.”

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