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Seth Meyers mocks Hillary Clinton's latest email scandal

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is currently drowning in scandals, now that the recording of him making lewd comments to Billy Bush in 2005 has been corroborated by multiple women coming forward to report being assaulted by him. By comparison, his opponent, Hillary Clinton, should be having an easy time, but the latest leak of emails from the Clinton campaign has once again highlighted issues like her coziness with Wall Street bankers. 

In the transcripts, Clinton refers to having a different “public” and “private” stance on certain issues. She defended this divide, both in the speeches and at the second presidential debate, with comparisons to the Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln, which demonstrates President Abraham Lincoln’s many haggles and struggles to get the slavery-ending 13th Amendment through Congress.

“So I guess the real scandal here is that bankers paid thousands of dollars for Hillary Clinton’s movie reviews,” Meyers said. “‘In short, Sully will goose your heart rate, and then bring you in for a smooth landing. I give it two-and-a-half pantsuits. That’ll be $600,000.'”

Nevertheless, as Meyers points out, there does seem to be a divide between Clinton’s private and public stances on many issues. Clinton held off Bernie Sanders’ populist insurgency in the Democratic primary by insisting she was tough on Wall Street, but the transcripts show her saying things like Wall Street insiders should handle financial regulations, since they understand the industry best. 

“You went to Wall Street and told them they should regulate themselves? You think billionaires regulating themselves is a good idea? Have you met your opponent?” Meyers said. “I know, I know, he’s not a billionaire.”

Watch the clip below.