Clinton dodges questions about son-in-law’s Goldman Sachs-funded hedge fund
Lee Fang of the Intercept was the first person to ask Clinton to release her Wall Street speech transcripts (her response was to gaily laugh), and has done extensive research on Clinton’s lobbyist-delegates. Last Thursday, his colleague, Henrik Moltke of the Intercept, caught Clinton at a rally to ask her questions about her son-in-law’s hedge fund, a hedge fund that Clinton’s pal, Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, invested in and helped market. As Moltke reported:
The investment did not turn out to be a savvy business decision. Earlier this month, Mezvinsky was forced to shutter one of the investment vehicles he launched under Eaglevale, called Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity, after losing 90 percent of its money betting on the Greek recovery. The flagship Eaglevale fund has also lost money, according to the New York Times.
So that’s the back story (read the whole article here).
Last week, Moltke caught Clinton leaving a campaign rally, and tried without success to get her to even glance his way to answer a question about her son-in-law’s Eaglevale hedge fund. Eventually Moltke was blocked by one of Clinton’s henchman (in this case identified as a “spokesman”), who promised to get the information to Moltke by email, “right now.” As far as I know, Moltke is still waiting.