H/t reader M.G.:
“This is a bald faced lie. According to the UK Guardian, and the Telegraph, this mendacious piece of crap supported and promoted Obama’s debacle of a secret trade agreement as secretary of state. They had the proof, this is an incredible lie.
I would not vote for her as ditch digger….She is just another tired old retread, and I would hope Americans are sick of them from both parties…Same old clowns jump in the race every damn election season……..just like bad pennies.”
– Courting Unions, Hillary Clinton Says She Didn’t Work on Trans-Pacific Partnership (Bloomberg, July 30, 2015):
Hillary Clinton appeared to take another step away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday, telling reporters that she didn’t work on the controversial trade deal while serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.
The Democratic presidential front-runner, who advocated for a multi-lateral Asia trade agreement as a member of Obama’s administration but has pointedly refused to endorse the results as a candidate to succeed her old boss, walked a careful semantic line following a private meeting with the AFL-CIO executive council. Many of the group’s members vehemently oppose the proposed trade deal.
“I did not work on TPP,” Clinton said. “That was the responsibility of the United States Trade Representative.” She added: “I never had any direct responsibility for the negotiations at all.” Continue reading »