The California primary is just over one week away, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a dead heat. Hillary Clinton has changed this week’s campaign schedule to add more California stops in order to try to reverse Sanders’ growing momentum. Yet multiple issues have continued to dog Clinton’s campaign, including the question of her connection to Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street giant paid Clinton $675,000 in 2013 to give three speeches. And now new questions are being raised about the ties between Goldman Sachs and Hillary’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky. Mezvinsky worked at Goldman for eight years and then formed a hedge fund in part with help from Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein. For more, we’re joined by Intercept investigative reporter Lee Fang. His recent piece is headlined “Hillary Clinton Won’t Say How Much Goldman Sachs CEO Invested with Her Son-in-Law.”
AMY GOODMAN: As the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders heats up ahead of the California primary on June 7th, we turn to look at Hillary Clinton’s ties to Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street giant paid Clinton $675,000 in 2013 to give three speeches. But so far Hillary Clinton has rejected calls to release the speech transcripts. Well, now questions have come up about ties between Goldman Sachs and another member of the Clinton family: Hillary’s son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky. He worked at Goldman for eight years, then formed a hedge fund in part with help from Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein. During a San Francisco campaign rally last Thursday, Lee Fang of The Intercept tried to ask Hillary Clinton about this.
LEE FANG: Hi, Secretary Clinton. Do you know how much money Lloyd Blankfein invested in your son-in-law’s hedge fund? Secretary Clinton? Secretary Clinton, how much did Lloyd Blankfein invest in your son-in-law’s hedge fund? Why don’t you respond? Secretary Clinton? Secretary Clinton, quick question about Eaglevale Partners. Secretary Clinton, question…