The eighth batch of leaked emails included three speeches attached to a message with the subject entitled "Goldman Sachs paid speeches."
For over a year, Hillary Clinton dodged public calls to release her Goldman Sachs transcripts. Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump turned the issue into a major angle for attacking Clinton's connections to Wall Street firms.
The speeches exposed the nature of these secret occasions, where banking executives interviewed Clinton about banking regulations, domestic politics and foreign policy.
"The 3 (I misspoke about 5 earlier) speeches to Goldman are attached with some parts highlighted," the email reads.
In 2013, Goldman Sachs paid Hillary Clinton $675,000 to speak at three different events.
Although they are called speeches, the events actually flowed like a Q&A with banking officials calculating the potential results of another Clinton presidency.
Goldman Sachs CEO and chairman, Lloyd Blankfein functioned as a moderator during these sessions.
“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.” Hillary said during the second Goldman Sachs speech.
Hillary explains the same philosophy that ensures financial institutions, such as the Federal Reserve, are led by former executives from Goldman Sachs and other large firms.
"By the way, we really did appreciate when you were the senator from New York and your continued involvement in the issues (inaudible) to be courageous in some respects to associated with Wall Street and this environment. Thank you very much," said Tim O'Neill, the co-head of investment management at Goldman Sachs.
The executives all thanked Clinton for her protection from regulation during the economic crash while serving as a senator for New York.
"Well, I don't feel particularly courageous. I mean, if we're going to be an effective, efficient economy, we need to have all part of that engine running well, and that includes Wall Street and Main Street," Clinton responded.
"I'm not interested in, you know, turning the clock back or pointing fingers, but I am interested in trying to figure out how we come together to chart a better way forward and one that will restore confidence in, you know, small and medium-size businesses and consumers and begin to chip away at the unemployment
rate," Clinton said about fears of regulatory retaliation for the financial crisis.
"And what I really resent most about the obstructionists is they have such a narrow view of America. They see America in a way that is no longer reflective of the reality of who we are. They're against immigration for reasons that have to do with the past, not the future."
"They just have a backward-looking view of America," Clinton said at the third speech.
"I don't care what they call themselves. I don't care where they're from. They have to be rejected because they are fundamentally unAmerican."
A few moments after referring to anti-immigration voters as "unAmerican," Hillary questions whether there's any true meaning to "American" anyways.
"I mean, 'American' was an invention. It was an intellectual invention, and we have done pretty well for all these years."
"But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position," Hillary said in a 2013 private speech.
In the first Goldman Sachs speech, Hillary admits the Saudi regime shows signs of weakness and pursues nuclear weapons. This knowledge didn't stop Clinton from accepting $100 million from the Saudis and their Persian Gulf allies.
"And they will get into the business of nuclear weapons, and these are -- the Saudis in particular are not necessarily the stablest regimes that you can find on the planet," Clinton said.
"To have a no fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we're not putting our pilots at risk -- you're going to kill a lot of Syrians."
"So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians."
"In Libya we didn't have that problem. It's a huge place. The air defenses were not that sophisticated and there wasn't very -- in fact, there were very few civilian casualties. That wouldn't be the case."
During the Second Presidential Debate, Hillary framed the no-fly zone as necessary to prevent Russian atrocities, yet the Cold War rhetoric appears to contradict her "private" assessment, which admits the move would "kill a lot of Syrians."
"So I, when I was secretary of state, advocated and I advocate today a no-fly zone and safe zones," Hillary said at the second debate.
While both candidates currently propose a Syrian safe zone, Hillary Clinton maintains an antagonistic posture towards Russia.
The former secretary of state also discussed internal rifts between the Chinese government and the People's Liberation Army, or Chinese military.
"One of the biggest concerns I had over the last four years was the concern that was manifested several different ways that the PLA, the People's Liberation Army, was acting somewhat independently; that it wasn't just a good cop/bad cop routine when we would see some of the moves and some of the rhetoric coming out of the PLA, but that in effect that were making some foreign policy," Clinton said.
"And Hu Jintao, unlike Jiang Zemin before him, never really captured the authority over the PLA that is essential for any government, whether it's a civilian government in our country or a communist party government in China. So President Xi is doing much more to try to assert his authority, and I think that is also good news."
Hillary regularly attacks Donald Trump's statements about foreign governments, yet her 'private positions' reveal a side of the former secretary that she's unwilling to share with the American people.
America's political class condemns any candid remarks about foreign policy, yet these politicians do not hesitate to disclose confidential matters to Wall Street bankers at these private events.
"We’ve seen this first hand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends, and her donors..."