Hillary Clinton Delays NYC Financial Industry Party To Avoid Ethical Questions In Iowa
A while ago, the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton planned a very posh party at the headquarters of the investment firm Franklin Square Capital Partners. Today, that party takes place. In exchange for bundling together big donations from underlings, investment brokers and other financial elites attending the party will be given the privilege of a private acoustic concert by Jon Bon Jovi.
Clinton’s original plans were to go from Philadelphia up to New York City, where she would meet with financial elites, organized by Matt Mallow, the senior managing director of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, with $4.6 trillion dollars in assets. At this event, finance professionals could have a “conversation with Hillary” in exchange for gathering together at least $27,000 in donations from their networks of neo-feudal supporters.
Now that the contest with Bernie Sanders in Iowa is narrowing, Clinton has delayed the New York City finance party, thus avoiding difficult questions about why she is partying with Wall Street insiders instead of meeting with hard working Iowa families. Clinton isn’t giving up the money, though. Her New York City finance pay-for-access party is merely delayed to a more propitious date, after the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.