Sanders Strategist on Clinton's Wall Street Transcripts: 'All They Have to Do Is Push a Button'

Bernie Sanders has been more aggressive in his battle with Hillary Clinton to release the transcripts from her Wall Street speeches, and Tad Devine, Bernie Sanders’ chief strategist, said recently it's time. "I think Democratic voters have a right to know whether their candidate for president is in any way beholden to the interests of Wall Street, and she would be best served by being much more transparent on that issue," he told Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton.
“When you have something like these transcripts hanging over your head, they’re not going to go away," Devine claimed. "I think she’d be smart to do this. All they have to do is push a button and put these things out." 
"Do you think her ‘I’ll do it when Republicans release theirs' argument holds any water?" Chariton asked.
"I think we can all stipulate that the Republicans are totally in the tank with the special interests. We would agree with Hillary on that," said Devine, adding, "These speeches for which she was paid millions of dollars have become a real issue and I think there'll be enormous pressure on Hillary Clinton.”
Devine also previewed the campaign's western state strategy that eyes Arizona, Washington State, Wisconsin and other states as favorable. Like the transcripts, Bernie's not going away anytime soon either. 
Watch: Bernie Sanders' chief strategist examines issues with Wall Street transcripts and upcoming primaries:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close