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US-Wahl: Das Nuklearrisiko der Demokraten Hillary Clintons größtes Risiko: ihre Geheim-Rede bei Goldman Sachs

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 2016.

Stephan Richter, deutscher Gründer und Herausgeber von "The Globalist", legt den gefährlichsten wunden Punkt von US-Präsidentschaftsbewerberin Hillary Clinton offen: eine Rede vor Top-Managern der US-Investmentbank Goldman Sachs, die sie partout nicht veröffentlichen will.

For nearly 25 years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have portrayed themselves as nearly innocent victims of the dozens of scandals that have plagued them.

Indeed, one of the former first lady's selling points these days is that the Clintons are now impervious to Republican attacks because they have weathered so many and there are no new stones to turn over.

The Democratic Party establishment could only wish that were true. Unfortunately for them, the Clintons remain far from experts at fending off brewing scandals, real or exaggerated.

It is as if the Clintons, despite 25 years in a harsh national spotlight, never learned the key lesson from the fall of Richard Nixon, the 37th U.S. President: the cover-up is always worse than the crime.

The original "-gate"

Stephan Richter
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    Stephan Richter ist Herausgeber und Chefredakteur von The Globalist. Wir veröffentlichen diesen Beitrag mit seiner freundlichen Genehmigung.
Remember the steady drum beat that the very crafty, very wily, very shifty Richard Nixon faced when he denied for a long time that they were any secret Oval Office tapes?

He also steadfastly denied that there had been any involvement by his administration in a break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters.

Eventually, Nixon got caught and was forced to resign. But not before dragging it out interminably with ever more intense stonewalling.

It is this ill-conceived and politically inept strategy that the presidential campaign team surrounding Hillary Clinton is now running in 2016. The "crime" in question? Her lucrative speeches to Goldman Sachs.

In contrast to "Tricky Dick," her campaign is not denying that the speech happened or even that there are tapes and transcripts of her paid speeches to the investment bank.

Nor is Hillary Clinton prevented from releasing them, since her contracts for those events explicitly state that she is in full control of the rights for those texts.

She is just arguing that she won't release the text until "everybody who's ever given a speech to any private group under any circumstances release[s] them." Whatever the curious logic of that statement may be, it isn't going to wash.

Already, there are enough comments from Goldman Sachs bankers who attended those events pointing to the likelihood that the speeches were such a love song to Wall Street that Mrs. Clinton cannot possibly release those texts in the current political context.

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