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Clinton Criticized For Increased Privacy At Fundraisers

Clinton Criticized For Increased Privacy At Fundraisers


GET THEM. JEFF: THANKS FOR JOINING US I’M JEFF VAUGHN. LEYNA: I AM LEYNA NGUYEN. JEFF: THE LINGERING ISSUE TONIGHT HILLARY CLINTON ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. LEYNA: FUND-RAISING EVENTS ARE NOT COMING UNDER FIRE. POLITICAL REPORTER DAVE BRYAN JOINS US WITH THE DETAILS. REPORTER: CLINTON EXPECTED TO BREAK INTO MILLIONS MAYBE DURING HER CALIFORNIA VISITOR MAY BE MORE THAN THAT. NO ONE EXPECTS THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO START WELCOMING CAMERAS OR PROVENCE AND A PARADE EVER PORTERS TO WATCH THEIR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FUND-RAISERS LIKE A ONE HILLARY CLINTON HELD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BUT THE SATIATED PRESS REPORTED THIS WEEK CLINTON HAS TURNED BACK THE CLOCK ON BIG FUND-RAISERS AND LOCKOUT NEWS REPORTERS ENTIRELY REVERSING THEY SAY A DECADE OF GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS. I WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE THAT EVERYBODY WHO MADE THIS AMAZING EVENT. REPORTER: BEFORE KICKING OFF HER FLURRY OF FUND-RAISERS HILLARY CLINTON RAISED $1.5 MILLION IN THIS FUND-RAISER IN CAPE COD MASSACHUSETTS LAST SUNDAY. THE ROOM WAS PACKED AND ENTERTAINER CHER WAS ONE OF THE SPEAKERS AND HAD PLENTY TO SAY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. HE DOES WANT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. HE WANTS TO MAKE AMERICA STRAIGHT AND WHITE. REPORTER: THE CELL PHONE VIDEO WERE SHOT BY AN AUDIENCE MEMBER WHO DONATED AT LEAST A COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BE THERE. HE WAS ASKED TO TURN OFF THE VIDEO BY CAMPAIGN STAFFERS. STILL PHOTOS ONLY. THAT’S RIGHT. [APPLAUSE] CLINTON’S FUND-RAISERS ARE SHROUDED IN SECRECY CONTRARY TO FUND-RAISING EVENTS HELD BY FELLOW DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SINCE 2008 ACCORDING TO THE “ASSOCIATED PRESS.” REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT REID GALEN SAYS G.O.P. FUND-RAISERS WERE ALSO OPEN TO LIMITED COVERAGE. WHEN I WORKED FOR PRESIDENT BUSH THERE WAS WEIGHT CALLED A POOL THAT ATTENDED MOST FUND-RAISERS USUALLY A STILL PHOTOGRAPHER ONE WRITER IN PERHAPS A TV CREW. THEY MAY NOT HAVE ATTENDED THE MOST INTIMATE EVENTS PERHAPS A PHOTO OP ARE VERY SMALL GATHERING BUT TO THE LARGER EVENTS CERTAINLY THERE WOULD BE SOME PART OF THE PRESS CORPS. REPORTER: CLINTON WHO IS ALREADY FACING TABLOID HEADLINES LIKE THIS BECAUSE OF THE LOCATIONS INVOLVING THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AND THEIR PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER AND IT HASN’T HELD A FULL-BLOWN NEWS CONFERENCE IN MORE THAN 260 DAYS DOESN’T ALLOW MEDIA COVERAGE IN ANY FORM AT ANY OF HER FUND-RAISERS. RAISING MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY ALL THE SECRECY AND WHAT IS SHE HIDING. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO INTERPRET THE REASON SHE WILL NOT ACTUALLY LET PEOPLE INTO THE FUND-RAISERS IS BECAUSE SHE IS SOMEHOW TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING AND SO I THINK PART OF THE LOGIC ON HER SIDE IS IF THEY ARE GOING TO MISINTERPRET WHAT I SAY ANYWAY THEN WHY DON’T I JUST DO WHAT I’M MOST COMFORTABLE WITH WHICH HIS WORK AND HAD THE SCENES AND REACH OUT TO VOTERS. REPORTER: IT CERTAINLY HASN’T AFFECTED CLINTON’S CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HOLLYWOOD. AT A FUND-RAISER HELD TUESDAY THE STARS TURNED OUT FOR CLINTON, WE THINK. SINCE AMONG THE SCHEDULED TO BE THERE WERE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, JESSICA BIEL, SHAUNA RHYMES TOBEY MAGUIRE AND JENNIFER ANISTON. TIMBERLAKE EVEN TWEETED OUT THESE FUN LOVING PHOTOS FROM THE FUND-RAISER WHICH WAS HELD AT HIS HOME. HILLARY CLINTON IS DESPERATE TO COVER CRIMES CREATE. REPORTER: DONALD TRUMP IS EXACTLY THE POSTER CHILD FOR TRANSPARENCY EITHER. HE IS STILL REFUSING TO RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS AND LIKE CLINTON HE ALSO DOES NOT ALLOW ANY MEDIA COVERAGE OF HIS PRIVATE FUND-RAISING EVENTS. SO THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE DON’T KNOW KNOW WHAT EITHER OF THE TWO MAJOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE SAYING TO THEIR BIG-MONEY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS AND AT A TIME WHEN THE ARGUMENT COULD MEAN TRANSPARENCY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT IT’S A WALL AT THEIR FUND-RAISING EVENTS. JEFF: WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPARENCY OR THE LACK THEREOF THIS IS GOING TO BE AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR VOTERS? REPORTER: IT’S POSSIBLE. BUT PROBABLY NOT. IT’S UNLIKELY I THINK BECAUSE NEITHER CANDIDATE IS ALLOWING THE PUBLIC TO COVER THEIR FUND-RAISERS SO NEITHER CAN ATTACK THE OTHER FOR HIDING IN THE SHADOWS BUT WHAT IT COULD DO IS MAKE BOTH MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES EVEN LESS APPEALING TO UNDECIDED VOTERS SINCE THE POLLS SHOW BOTH CANDIDATES ARE ROCK OUT OF MY COMES TO TRUSTWORTHINESS AND HONESTY IN THE EYES OF THE VOTERS. IN THE SHORT-RUN MAY DAMAGE CLINTON MORE SINCE SHE STILL HAVEN’T A DEAL WITH THE FOUNDATION ALLEGATIONS IN THE

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