Elizabeth Warren: Hillary Clinton Sold Out To Wall Street

Clinton and Warren having been clashing over allowing Wall Street influence into Washington politics as far back as the 1990's.
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    A video of Bill Moyers interviewing Elizabeth Warren is inspiring new questions about Hillary Clinton’s well-documented relationship with Wall Street. In the interview, Warren details Clinton’s flip-flop on support for a bankruptcy bill that made it more difficult for poor Americans to discharge credit card debt.

    The video resurfaced after Clinton said, during a town hall last week, “Anybody who knows me who thinks that they can influence me, name anything they’ve influenced me on.”

    The Sanders campaign responded, “Senator Elizabeth Warren can certainly name at least one thing,” in a Feb. 5 email to reporters.

    In 2004, Warren, at the time a college professor, revealed to Moyers that she had personally advised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a Wall Street-backed bankruptcy bill that Clinton ultimately voted for when she became a U.S. Senator.

    After writing an op-ed in the late 1990s against a bill favored by the banking lobby that would make it harder for poor people to get out of bankruptcy, Warren was approached by staff for then-First Lady Hillary Clinton for a private meeting on the bill.

    Warren said she met with Clinton and, over the course of a lunch of hamburgers and french fries, explained how the proposed bankruptcy bill (eventually called The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000) would hurt poor people, particularly poor women raising a family who were attempting to get child support and alimony from their ex-husbands: those women would have to compete with Wall Street banks that were trying to keep their ex-husbands out of the bankruptcy process so they could force him to pay credit card debts.

    According to Warren, Clinton completely understood the argument Warren made and agreed the bill had to be stopped. Upon returning to Washington, Clinton reportedly worked behind the scenes to defeat the bankruptcy bill, which was pocket vetoed by President Bill Clinton in December of 2000.

    But then, as Warren noted, Clinton was elected to Congress for New York in 2000 and, in one of her first acts in office, voted for the very same bankruptcy bill she had once opposed and her husband vetoed.

    When asked by Bill Moyers for an explanation for the complete reversal, Warren suggested that then-Senator Clinton had succumbed to pressure from Wall Street as both her constituents and largest campaign donors.

    That dynamic would also be in place if Hillary Clinton became president.

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    • SeaNote

      After the Islamist Muslim degenerates get their act together they will then be able to make comments about others.

    • tapatio

      Elizabeth is slightly in error. Hillary and Bill were Wall Street property from the beginning. Now, as her reward,
      Hellary gets to rub shoulders with some of the world’s great monsters and serve them, too.

      Hillary Clinton and her “close personal friend” (patron), Lynn de Rothschild, of the Rothschild/Bilderberg Predatory Bankster Cartel……….

      Hillary and her idol, Emperor Bibi of Greater Israel…………

    • When I first joined the Democratic Party I thought it was going to be like a Cold Play concert with pink sky’s, rain bow flags and super sparkles. I thought it was going to be all about flower power, peace and freedom.

      It is not really like that though, as when you join the Democrats, you are not in Kansas any more Toto. The Democrats today are more like the opening scenes of the Wizard of OZ waiting for the dream to go technocolor.

      An economic storm has lifted up the American political landscape and landed Bernie Sanders House down in a strange place right on top of the corruption of the Democratic Parties Establishment or Nancy Pelosi the Wicked Witch of the West and her cruel policies that hurt the Munchkins. We the Little People of the Lolly Pop Guild who have lived in constant terror of these wicked Witch’s of “K” Street who now comes to exact revenge upon our Hero Bernie for overcoming Wall Streets evil spell.

      As we terrorized Munchkins run for cover and hide from the fire balls and curses of the Wicked Witch of the East and her flying Monkey Army , we could only dream to look up in the sky and see her, Elizabeth Warren or Glenda the Good Witch of the North, to wave her Glass-Steagall Star Wand and protect us and save us from the terror with her magic sparkly Bubble Power.

      Then we need to get Bernie in the ruby slippers and walking down the Yellow Brick road to see the Wizard, which of course is going to be some Banker who owns a bomb factory behind the curtain controlling the whole show.

    • James Wherry

      Bankers, corporate executives and shareholders and investors SHOULD have a say in what our nation does. This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.

      However, those same entities should not have the ONLY SAY, however. That’s what they have purchased, sadly.

      • tapatio

        Corporations are NOT people. Your Rothschild-Bilderberg masters are NOT humans or people. Remove corruption from American politics and you and your bosses crawl back under your rocks – where you belong.