Hillary Clinton Talks Tough on Shadow Banking, But Blackstone Is Celebrating at the DNC

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July 28 2016, 10:38 a.m.

And yes, Wall Street and big corporation donors are crawling around at the DNC event. Money needs to be out of politics for good. And a definite NO for Hamilton “Tony” James, Blackstone COO, for U.S. Treasury head if there is a Clinton Administration!!! Great reporting, David!

Blackstone, the giant Wall Street private equity firm, will hold an invitation-only reception before the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The event, at the swanky Barnes Foundation art museum, includes the usual perks for attendees: free food, drink, and complimentary shuttle buses to the final night of the convention.

What’s unusual is that the host is precisely the kind of “shadow banker” that Hillary Clinton has singled out as needing more regulation in her rhetoric about getting tough on Wall Street.

But Blackstone President and Chief Operating Officer Hamilton “Tony” James doesn’t seem…

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2 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Talks Tough on Shadow Banking, But Blackstone Is Celebrating at the DNC

  1. David Dayen is an excellent reporter and writer. Why are we not seeing ANY of this in the national news. Why isn’t he on the national news?

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