During the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton warned America that Barack Obama, if elected president, would go behind the country's back and sell it out to foreign interests. Obama promised he'd do just the opposite, vowing to keep all his administration's trade negotiations completely transparent.
Fast forward to June 13th: A critical document from President Obama's free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations is leaked online. Its contents reveal a plan to bestow radical new political powers on multinational corporations, flatly contradicting his campaign promise. Meanwhile, Congressmen have complained they lack the degree of access to such documents that corporate officials receive.
How can the Obama administration be held to account?
Is the era of government transparency over before it has begun?
Who can Americans count on to protect our national interests?
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