The anchors of CBS This Morning started chuckling on Monday when Hillary Clinton said during their interview that she was “not in the pocket of anyone.”
“And on the campaign trail, how do you answer that charge that Senator Sanders has made that you’re in the pocket of Wall Street or beholden to their interests?” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked.
“Well, look, anybody who knows me knows I’m not in the pocket of anyone, and anyone who thinks they can influence me certainly doesn’t know me,” Clinton said, while soft laughing was heard in the background from Charlie Rose and at least one other host.
Clinton used a similar line when she was interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Jan. 27. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has ripped Clinton repeatedly for the exorbitant speaking fees she’s received from institutions like Goldman Sachs.
Clinton is the only Democratic candidate who’s gotten money from Wall Street, and the Washington Free Beacon reported on 31 Clinton fundraisers, past and future, involving the finance industry :