Seth Meyers doesn't give Hillary Clinton a pass over those leaked Wall Street speeches

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Hillary Clinton's Wall Street speeches
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With Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican Party in chaos, "you would think at this point, Hillary could just kick back with a glass of chardonnay and her laptop and just keep refreshing until election day," Seth Meyers said on Wednesday's Late Night. "After all, she's running against a lying, racist buffoon who doubles as Billy Bush's wingman." But Clinton's ties to Wall Street have caused her real problems with young voters, and instead of addressing their concerns directly, Meyers said, she sent out a curious attaché: "Al Gore is your secret weapon to win over young people? What, you couldn't get Matlock?"

Still, that might have worked if not for the new set of emails hacked from her campaign chairman, John Podesta, and released by WikiLeaks, that appear to include excerpts from her paid speeches to Wall Street banks. "At this point, Hillary emails get leaked so often, she should just give us her password and let us log in whenever we want," Meyers said. Most of the Podesta emails were pretty mundane, he added, but in the speeches, "there does seem to be a divergence in some cases between what Hillary told Wall Street bankers behind closed doors and what she said publicly."

Meyers ran through some of the juicer phrases, ending with her alleged comments about regulation. "You went to Wall Street and told them they should regulate themselves?" he asked. "You think billionaires regulating themselves is a good idea? Have you met your opponent?" Look, Meyers concluded, "Wall Street already has incredible sway over policymaking, we don't need to give them more influence. These emails underscore just how important it is for people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to keep up the pressure on Hillary if she becomes president." Watch. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.