THE ARROGANCE OF ALL LIARS
Temecula, CA – The TPP slowly continues to build in the public marketplace toward moving to the court of public opinion for an Obama backlash with the latest 'oopsy' from [so far] Presidential candidate frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Yesterday Hillary attempted to distance herself from the controversial 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. During her tenure as U.S. secretary of state, Clinton publicly promoted the pact 45 separate times -- but with her Democratic presidential rivals like Bernie Sanders making opposition to the deal a centerpiece of their campaigns, Clinton now asserts she was never involved in the initiative.
But at a congressional hearing in 2011, Clinton told lawmakers that "with respect to the TPP, although the State Department does not have the lead on this -- it is the United States Trade Representative -- we work closely with the USTR." Additionally, State Department cables reviewed by International Business Times show that her agency -- including her top aides -- were deeply involved in the diplomatic deliberations over the trade deal. The cables from 2009 and 2010, which were among a trove of documents disclosed by the website WikiLeaks, also show that the Clinton-run State Department advised the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on how-to negotiate the deal with foreign government officials.