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Emails posted by WikiLeaks appear to show transcripts of Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 18:59:39-04

It appears WikLeaks has posted transcripts of three speeches Hillary Clinton made to Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs.

The speech leaks are part of an extensive hack of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.

The speeches, which Clinton gave between 2013 and 2015 before she announced her presidential campaign, have been a rallying cry for her critics who claim she is too closely tied to Wall Street.

Past reports claim that Clinton was paid at least $200,000 to give the speeches at Goldman Sachs — her typical going rate for a public appearance at the time.

In one notable passage, Clinton discusses government regulation of Wall Street.

“There's nothing magic about regulations, too much is bad, too little is bad. How do you get to the golden key, how do we figure out what works? And the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry,” she said, according to an email from Podesta.

“Banks Are Not Doing What They Need To Do Because They're Scared Of Regulations, They're Scared Of The Other Shoe Dropping,” the transcript continues. “I mean, right now, there are so many places in our country where the banks are not doing what they need to do because they're scared of regulations, they're scared of the other shoe dropping, they're just plain scared, so credit is not flowing the way it needs to to restart economic growth. So people are, you know, a little -- they're still uncertain, and they're uncertain both because they don't know what might come next in terms of regulations, but they're also uncertain because of changes in a global economy that we're only beginning to take hold of.”

The Clinton campaign has not confirmed the authenticity of the emails, and has not released a statement on the issues.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.