Private transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s former speeches leaked from her past emails reveal she favored “open trade and open borders,” which completely contradicts what she had said during her presidential campaign.
Formerly, Clinton has stated she supports securing U.S. borders, while also enforcing labor laws for immigrants already here.
“Well look, I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” said Clinton at the end of last year at town hall event in Windham, New Hampshire. “And I do think you have to control your borders. But I think that it’s also true that we need to do more to try to, number one, deal with the people who are already here, many of whom have been here for decades.”
But, that’s not all. She felt the need to drive her point further and further.
“We need to secure our borders. I’m for it, I voted for it, I believe in it, and we also need to deal with the families, the workers who are here, who have made contributions, and their children,” she continued. “Mexican immigration no longer is really the issue. The Mexican economy is doing well enough, we’ve had no net Mexican immigration in the last several years. We now get immigrants from Central America and Latin America, and a lot of them make a very dangerous trip with smugglers and traffickers to try to get in to our country. And we need to do more to try to put some resources into those countries to try to deal with some of the conditions, particularly the violence, the drug dealers and the like, that create that,” said Clinton. “Because we will have a better economic outcome if we do that because what happens now is if you’re undocumented, you will work for as little as you can be paid. And that influences the labor market and takes away jobs from Americans because there’s no even playing field. If we get them out of the shadows and we enforce the labor laws, we will see a much better labor market for Americans and we will also see much more contribution into the Social Security and Medicare system, as well as the taxes. I mean right now we know that undocumented workers pay into the Social Security system, many billions of dollars, but it could be even more.”
But the most recent email hack on the Democratic candidate reveals that her position in those paid speeches from 2013 and 2014 was the opposite of what she states above.
Clinton has previously refused to release the transcripts of her former speeches when her past opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders repeatedly asked her to do so.
The emails show that her Campaign Chairman John Podesta, campaign manager Robby Mook, and other campaign staff were farming through her former speeches to identified problematic passages if they were to be exposed to the public.
“One excerpt put Clinton squarely in the free-trade camp, a position she has retreated on significantly during the 2016 election. In a talk to a Brazilian bank in 2013, she said her “dream” is “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders” and asked her audience to think of what doubling American trade with Latin America “would mean for everybody in this room,” writes newsmax.com.
Podesta was quick to point blame at the Russians and also tried to diminish the sources of the leak.
“I’m not happy about being hacked by the Russians in their quest to throw the election to Donald Trump,” wrote Podesta on Twitter. “Don’t have time to figure out which docs are real and which are faked.”
The office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Homeland Security Department had just made a statement saying that the “alleged hacked emails” on sites like WikiLeaks and DCLeaks were “consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts.”
Nonetheless, these emails have been uncovered.
“It’s no wonder why Clinton’s team had picked out some speech sections they hoped to keep under wraps. “It’s not hard to see why she fought so hard to keep her transcripts of speeches to Wall Street banks paying her millions of dollars secret,” said Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
Author’s note: This just proves that Clinton can easily flip flop her viewpoints and will do so for funding. With that in mind, how can we trust anything she says?
Editor’s note: Let me say this more bluntly. See how easily she lies to get what she wants?