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Hillary Clinton's Press Secretary


This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more.

Brian Fallon, Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton for America, spoke on behalf of the Clinton Campaign.

Fallon said Sanders has been mostly successful in caucus states, which are lower-turnout and more activist-driven. But it remains true that Clinton has a wide delegate lead.

"[The Sanders campaign] like to focus on individual states and try to tell a story about momentum, but when you translate it into the 2 counts that matter – the popular vote and delegate count – Hillary Clinton is winning by a wide margin."

In addressing Clinton's ties to the financial industry, Fallon said President Obama accepted even more money from Wall Street than Hillary Clinton has to this day.

When Brian pointed out that many who criticize Clinton for this reason also feel that Obama hasn't gone far enough to crack down on Wall Street, Fallon, who worked at the Justice Department before joining the Clinton campaign, said that individual prosecutions of individuals who caused the financial crisis didn't happen, but not for lack of effort or interest.


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