Monday, June 6, 2016

State Department Won't Release Hillary's on Trade Era TPP Emails Until After The Election

Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign Image result for hillary clinton on tpp
yet the State Department is protecting Hillary Clinton’s TPP emails until after the election.
Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available …again Hillary skates from the truth.
The decision came in response to International Business Times' open records request for correspondence between Clinton’s State Department office and the United States Trade Representative. The request, which was submitted in July 2015, specifically asked for all such correspondence that made reference to the TPP.
The State Department originally said it estimated the request would be completed by April 2016. Last week the agency said it had completed the search process for the correspondence but also said it was delaying the completion of the request until late November 2016 — weeks after the presidential election. The delay was issued in the same week the Obama administration filed a court motion to try to kill a lawsuit aimed at forcing the federal government to more quickly comply with open records requests for Clinton-era State Department documents.

Clinton’s shifting positions on the TPP have been a source of controversy during the campaign: She repeatedly promoted the deal as secretary of state but then in 2015 said, "I did not work on TPP," even though some leaked State Department cables show that her agency was involved in diplomatic discussions about the pact. Clinton  announced in October that she now opposes the deal — and has disputed that she ever fully backed it in the first place.

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