Republicans are at work looking for any transcripts, notes, or recordings of Hillary Clinton's speeches to Goldman Sachs, in which they hope to find statements they can use against her, according to The Hill
So far, they have come up empty. One GOP official told The Hill the best they've come up with are "vague recollections" of what she said during the speeches.
Clinton, who was paid $225,000 for each appearance, has refused to release transcripts of three speeches she made in 2013 to Goldman Sachs. Part of her contract said the speeches were not to be taped.
Because she was paid to give the speeches, the GOP believes she would have praised Wall Street banks, despite saying throughout her campaign that she would seek to curtail their power.
However, it's looking less likely that the GOP will find anything. "We believe it exists," one official told The Hill, "but there's no route to get the information without Hillary Clinton releasing it herself."
Bernie Sanders has campaigned on reforming Wall Street, and Republicans believe they could use Clinton's transcripts to turn Sanders' supporters against Clinton, reports The Hill.
Ian Prior, communications director for Republican group American Crossroads, said, "Just mail the Goldman Sachs transcripts to every Bernie supporter. There's your targeted mail campaign right there."
The GOP has chased clues about what was said in her speeches. According to Politico,
one attendee said, "It was pretty glowing," and "like a rah-rah speech."
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said in February she knew a print reporter who had the transcripts.
Democrats have not sought out the transcripts, according to Meredith Kelly, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee press secretary. She told The Hill that the committee "views this as a total non-issue."
Clinton has said she would release her transcripts when other presidential candidates release theirs.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the only candidates remaining, have not made any speeches to Wall Street, according to Seth Abramson in The Huffington Post
, which means her conditions have been met and she should release the transcripts.
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