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Will Clinton's speeches to Wall Street hurt her?

Alleged excerpts of Clinton's Wall Street speeches were found in Wikileak's dump of emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. While unconfirmed, the email calls out "flags" from Clinton's paid speeches. Clinton's detractors have long attacked her speeches to Wall Street. Are they as damning as critics made them out to be? Read more below and vote. 

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Clinton is seen as a crooked politician, the result of crony capitalism. Trump's supporters see these "flags" as confirmation of their suspicions.

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Clinton talks about having a "public and private position." It makes you wonder about what policies she is pushing behind closed doors. 

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One of the critiques of Clinton is that she isn't relatable and would put a global agenda over the needs of middle-class America. In the speech Clinton described herself as "kind of far removed" from the struggles of the middle class "because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy."

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Last year Clinton said she would "look into" releasing the transcripts of these speeches, but never did. It turns out the Clinton campaign has had this transcript all along

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However, like most things that have been leaked about Clinton, the emails don't reveal anything new. Many already perceived Clinton as removed from the middle class and supportive of free trade. 

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One line that has drawn attention is how Clinton says "you need both a public and private position." But when you put the whole thing in context, she's basically talking about how politics has always happened. 

"You just have to sort of figure out how to — getting back to that word, “balance” — how to balance the public and the private efforts that are necessary to be successful, politically, and that’s not just a comment about today. That, I think, has probably been true for all of our history, and if you saw the Spielberg movie, Lincoln, and how he was maneuvering and working to get the 13th Amendment passed, and he called one of my favorite predecessors, Secretary Seward, who had been the governor and senator from New York, ran against Lincoln for president, and he told Seward, I need your help to get this done. And Seward called some of his lobbyist friends who knew how to make a deal, and they just kept going at it. I mean, politics is like sausage being made. It is unsavory, and it always has been that way."
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Then there's this. Clinton's speech pales in comparison to the things Donald Trump has said publicly and privately. 

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