Clinton's Relationship With Banks Detailed in Purportedly Hacked Emails

The emails show mixed feelings on financial regulation.

However, among the emails published without authorization by Wikileaks last Friday was one that appears to have been sent by Hillary for America Research Director Tony Carrk to a handful of the Clinton campaign’s top brass.

Attached to the email -- the authenticity of which the campaign and Podesta have refused to verify -- was a text document that seemingly highlights excerpts from speeches given to banks in 2013 and 2014 that could be potentially damaging to the campaign if they were to leak.

The Clinton campaign and Podesta maintain that Russia was behind a hacking campaign that targeted their emails.

A number of the excerpts related to Clinton’s remarks about regulation of the financial industry.

In other instances, Clinton appeared to stand up more forthrightly for regulation.

Similarly, a few months later in a speech to another firm, Robbins Geller Rudman & Down, in San Francisco, Clinton told the crowd that as a Senator, “I represented and worked with so many talented principled people who made their living in finance. But even thought [sic] I represented them and did all I could to make sure they continued to prosper, I called for closing the carried interest loophole and addressing skyrocketing CEO pay.”

Podesta said on Tuesday that he had been in touch with FBI who had “confirmed that they’re investigating a criminal hack of my email,” but refused to confirm “the validity of the emails.”

And before the debate, her campaign said in reference to the emails and Wikileaks’ founder: “We are not going to confirm the authenticity of stolen documents released by Julian Assange who has made no secret of his desire to damage Hillary Clinton.”

The perpetrators of the alleged hack are not yet known.

On the same day that Wikileaks published the purported emails, the U.S. government blamed the Russian government for directing cyber attacks against American political institutions and interfering with the U.S. election. That accusation included the detail that the contents of some of the hacks had been given to WikiLeaks, among others.

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