Obama says there is “nothing secret” about his secret trade deal
The Hill reports:
Obama: ‘Nothing secret’ about Pacific trade deal
May 28, 2015
President Obama took time out of an impromptu Twitter Q&A on climate change Thursday to defend a sweeping Pacific trade agreement that’s one of his top second-term priorities.
Obama wrote that there is “nothing secret” about the deal, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, rebutting a criticism frequently made by liberal opponents of the deal.
He made the statement in response to a question about making the text of the deal available.
Meanwhile, Politico reports:
Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama’s trade pact
May 4, 2015
If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door.
If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving.
And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.
Why does Obama think he can get away with such an obvious lie?