Hillary Clinton again addressed criticism that she is being bought by special interests by denying she is “in the pocket” of anyone, despite receiving a massive contribution of $6 million from Billionaire leftist George Soros.
Hillary appeared on CBS This Morning Monday:
“And on the campaign trail, how do you answer that charge that Senator Sanders has made that you’re in the pocket of Wall Street or beholden to their interests?” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked.
“Well, look, anybody who knows me knows I’m not in the pocket of anyone, and anyone who thinks they can influence me certainly doesn’t know me,” Clinton said, while the hosts chuckled in the background.
It’s a line Clinton keeps repeating in the face of the fact that she is the only Democratic candidate who has received money from Wall Street… vast amounts of money from mega banks such as Goldman Sachs for speeches lasting under one hour.
A recent New York Times report detailed how the Clintons have raked in more than $125,000,000 in speaking fees since they left the White House, most of it stemming from Wall Street-linked financial firms.
The head of a major banking association predicted last year that Clinton “would become Mrs. Wall Street if she’s elected.”
In addition, the Clinton Foundation routinely accepts millions of dollars from the oil and gas industry, with donations coming directly from ExxonMobil and prominent oil-producing states in the Middle East. Yet Hillary claims she has no recollection of accepting money from big oil.
The allegations against Hillary will inevitably continue, as it has emerged that Billionaire “philanthropist” (read ‘puppet master’) George Soros has plyed her coffers with millions.
The Hill reports:
Billionaire George Soros contributed $6 million to a super-PAC supporting Hillary Clinton last month, according to the committee’s latest financial statement.
The investor has now contributed a total of $7 million in this election cycle to Priorities USA Action, which raised $41 million on behalf of Clinton in 2015.
In the last 6 months, the super-PAC raised $25.3 million, meaning that Soros’s contribution accounted for almost a quarter of its fundraising haul.
Emails released by the State Department as part of the ongoing investigation into Hillary’s use of a private server, indicated that Soros regretted backing Obama over Hillary in 2008:
“He said he regretted his decision in the primary – he likes to admit mistakes when he makes them and that was one of them,” noted Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden in a May 2012 email to Clinton.
Soros reportedly gave the Obama campaign $5 million, but then felt snubbed and ignored.
A Soros confident told The New Yorker in 2012 that “They pissed on him… He didn’t want a f-cking thing! He didn’t want a state dinner, or a White House party—he just wanted to be taken seriously.”