Goldman Sachs Transcripts
There was no "smoking gun" in these transcripts, but they do show Clinton's rhetoric on Wall Street is slightly tougher on the campaign trail than it is in private.
On the trail, Clinton has invoked the need to "crack down" on banks. "We can't ever let Wall Street wreck main street again and we put some good strong regulations on the banks after the great recession," she said earlier in the month in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
But in an October 2013 speech, Clinton spoke of the need to strike a balance on regulating the industry. "There's nothing magic about regulations, too much is bad, too little is bad. How do you get to the golden key, how do we figure out what works?" she said.
"The people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry," she added. She also emphasized that, as a senator, she had great relations with Wall Street and had a lot of respect for "the work you do and the people who do it."
Comments About Fracking and Environmentalists
According to a transcript of Clinton's remarks at the Building Trades Union meeting circulated among her aides, she said the environmental activists who often showed up defiantly at her rallies should "get a life." This was in response to a question about the Keystone pipeline, on September 9, 2015. Clinton came out against the Keystone Pipeline roughly two weeks later.
The Clinton campaign said the release of these emails were Russia's attempt to influence the election.
"There is no getting around it: Donald Trump is cheering on a Russian attempt to influence our election through a crime reminiscent of Watergate but on a more massive scale. We’re witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election. Only this time, instead of filing cabinets, it’s people’s emails they’re breaking into and a foreign government is behind it," Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin said. "Oddly, Trump continues to defend Putin and deflect blame. It's time for Donald Trump to condemn this intrusion by the Kremlin and tell voters what did his campaign know and when did they know it."