New email reveals divide between Clinton’s “public” and “private” positions
Hillary Clinton was privately in support of the Trans Pacific Partnership but wanted wiggle room to publicly criticize it, according to a leaked email from Clinton speechwriter Dan Schwerin.
In the 2015 email released by Wikileaks, Schwerin was writing a speech that assumes “she’s ultimately going to support both the Trade Promotion Authority and the TPP” but gives herself an out to publicly backtrack from the corporate “trade” deals.
“This draft assumes that she’s ultimately going to support both TPA and TPP,” Schwerin wrote. “It focuses on what needs to happen to produce a positive result with TPP, and casts support for TPA as one of those steps.”
“It also says that we should walk away if the final agreement doesn’t meet the test of creating more jobs than it displaces, helping the middle class, and strengthening…
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