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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE HILLARY CLINTON:JOBS AND TRADE 11.7.16
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
HILLARY CLINTON:JOBS AND TRADE
11.7.16

Trading Positions

CLINTON HAS REPEATEDLY FLIP - FLOPPED ON TRADE DEALS, CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THEM BEFORE SUPPORTING THEM ONCE IN OFFICE

Politico Magazine’s Bill Scher: In 2016, Clinton Is “Simply Doing What Every Democratic Presidential Nominee Has Done On Trade For The Past Three Decades: Campaign One Way, Govern Another.” “While Hillary Clinton is probably lying about her newfound opposition to President

B arack Obama’s trade deal, that doesn’t tell us much about her character. She is simply doing what every Democratic presidential nominee has done on trade for the past three decades: campaign one way,

govern another.” (Bill Scher, “Hillary’s Free Trade Fake - Out,” Politico Magazine , 10/8/15)

Clinton Supported The Trans - Pacific Partnership (TPP) As Secretary Of State, But Now Campaigns Against The Deal

IN OFFICE: As Secretary Of State, Clinton Took "A Leading Part In Drafting The Trans - Pacific Partnership." "She's pressed the case for U.S. business in Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries in China's shadow. She's also taken a leading part in drafting the Trans- Pacific Partnership, a free trade pact that would give U.S. companies a leg up on their Chinese competitors."

(Elizabeth Dwoskin and Indira Laksmanan, "How Hillary Clinton Created A U.S. Business - Promotion Machine," Bloomberg , 1/10/13)

As Secretary Of State In November 2012, Clinton Called TPP The “Gold Standard” In Trade Agreements, Saying It Includes “Strong Protections For Workers.” CLINTON: “So it's fair to say that our economies are entwined, and we need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans- Pacific Partnership or TPP. Australia is a critical partner. This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environme nt that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in

strong protections for workers and the environment.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Techport Australia , Adelaide, South Australia, 11/15/12)

(Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Techport Australia , Adelaide, South Australia, 11/15/12) Click To Watch 1

CAMPAIGNING: After Clinton Announced Her Presidential Run In 2015, Clinton Publicly Said She

Was Opposed To The TPP. “After months of delicately avoiding expressing an opinion on the controversial trade deal, Mrs. Clinton said the agreement in its current form did not meet her high bar for

protec ting American workers, the environment and advancing national security…

Clinton’s opposition to the trade pact could do much to appease Democratic voters and labor unions that have seized on the deal as a symbol for the perils of globalization, her decision to repudiate a major legislative goal of Mr. Obama’s — one she initially supported carries significant political risks.” (Amy

Chozick, “Hillary Clinton Opposes Obama’s Trade - Pacific Trade Deal,” The New York Times , 10/7/15)

But while Mrs.

IN OFFICE: Clinton Already Let It Slip That She Would Be Open To Flip - Flopping On TPP As President If “Changes” Were Made To The Trade Deal. MODERATOR: “So you’re evolving on the issue?” CLINTON: “No, I am ag ainst it now, but we’ll see whether there is any kind of significant changes. I mean look if the congress tomorrow adopted my entire you know working wage agenda I’d be pretty excited about that, but I think that will have to wait ‘til I’m actually there a s President.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks

r k s At The Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce , 10/15/15) Click To Watch Clinton Backed

Clinton Backed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) As First Lady And Secretary Of State, While Campaigning Against It In Presidential Runs

IN OFFICE: At A Union Event In 1996, Then First -Lady Clinton Told Workers That “I Think That NAFTA Is Proving Its Worth.” CLINTON: “Oh I think that, e verybody is in favor of free and fair trade, and

I think that NAFTA is proving its worth. (First Lady Hillary Clinton, Remarks At An Event For The Union Of Needle Trades, Industrial, And Textile Employees (UNITE) , New York, NY, 3/6/96)

Click To Watch CAMPAIGNING: Once Running For President In August 2007, Clinton Claimed That “For

CAMPAIGNING: Once Running For President In August 2007, Clinton Claimed That “For Many Years” She Had Said “NAFTA And The Way It’s Been Implemented Has Hurt A Lot Of American Workers.” QUESTION: “Let’s move on to another important topic for this audience in particular, the subject of trade. Senator Edwards had touched on this, Senator Clinton. Over the weekend, this past weekend, you expressed some disappointme nt that NAFTA, in your words, did not realize the benefits that it was promised – it promised, rather. How would you fix it?” CLINTON: “Well, I had said that for many years, that, you know, NAFTA and the way it’s been implemented has hurt a lot of American workers. In fact, I did a study in New York looking at the impact of NAFTA on business people, workers and farmers who couldn’t get their products into Canada despite NAFTA. So, clearly we have to have a broad reform in how we approach trade. NAFTA’s a piece of it, but it’s not the only piece of it.” (Sen. Hillary

(Sen. Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The AFL - CIO Presidential Candidates Forum , Chicago, IL, 8/7/07)

After Promoting Her Husband's Trade Agenda For Years And Lobbying For The Passage Of NAFTA, Clinton Moved Away From Her Husband's Policies During Her 2008 Campaign. "Clinton promoted her husband's trade agenda for years, and friends say that she is a free- trader at heart. 'The simple fact is, nations with free - market systems do better,' she said in a 1997 speech. Now, she is moving away from her husband's policies by opposing a trade deal with South Korea and raising questions about NAFTA. 'We just c an't keep doing what we did in the 20th

Century,' Clinton said in a March interview." (Kim Chipman and Nicholas Johnston , "Edwards's Stance On Trade May Attract Union Support," Bloomberg , 8/7/07)

IN OFFICE: As Secretary Of State, Clinton Touted The Benefits Of NAFTA, Saying “The North American Market…Is Going To Remain Strong” And “We’re Going To Continue To Import And Export To And From Mexico.” CLINTON: “But I want to start from the point that here we are in the midst of a global economic crisis, and we need all the growth we can get because that will eventually help every country be able to overcome this recession, since we are so interdependent. I think it’s also important to say that I think that the North American market, of which Mexico is such a central part under NAFTA, is going to remain strong. The fact that goods can be manufactured and assembled in Mexico, cutting down on transportatio n costs, cutting down on the carbon footprint, which will become an even more important consideration in the years ahead, means that we’re going to continue to import

and export to and from Mexico.” (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The First Diplomacy Briefing Series Meeting , Washington, DC,

12/11/09)

Briefing Series Meeting , Washington, DC, 12/11/09) Click To Watch CAMP AIGNING: Back On The Campaign

CAMPAIGNING: Back On The Campaign Trail In 2016, Clinton Now Says “We Need To Renegotiate NAFTA” Claiming She Has Pushed To Do So “For Almost A Decade.” “ Review the trade agreements we already have on the books. Hillary has said for almost a decade that we need to renegotiate NAFTA, and she still believes that today. And she would review all of our trade agreements with the same scrutiny.”

(Press Release, “Hillary Clinton’s Strategy To ‘Make It In America,’” Hillary For America’s The Briefing , 4/1/16)

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Then - Secretary Clinton Lobbied Congress To Pass The U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), Even Though She Has Opposed The Trade Deal In 2008 And 2016

CAMPAIGNING: At A 2007 AFL -CIO Townhall, Clinton Told Union Members Said She Would Oppose A Free Trade Agreement With South Korea Since It “Put American Jobs At Risk.” “Senator Hillary Clinton says she will oppose ratifaction of the U.S. free trade agreeme nt with South Korea. Clinton says the agreement would harm the U.S. automotive industry and put American jobs at risk. ‘Trade agreements need to be fair if they're going to work,’ the Democratic candidate president said in Detroit,

Michigan before a townha ll meeting hosted by the AFL- CIO.” (Jamie Crawford, “Clinton Says Trade Deal Would Cost U.S. Jobs,” CNN’s Political Ticker , 6/9/07)

In A November 2007 Statement, Clinton Said She “Opposed” The South Korean Free Trade Agreement, Claiming The Deal “Does Not Create A Level Playing Field.” “However, I will oppose the pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The South Korean agreeme nt does not create a level playing field for American carmakers. I am very concerned about the history of violence against trade unionists in Colombia. And as long as the head of Panama's National Assembly is a fugitive from justice in America, I cannot su pport that agreement. Accordingly, I will oppose the trade agreements with these countries.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, “Hillary Clinton

Statement on Pending Trade Agreements,” Press Release , 11/8/07 )

IN OFFICE: In 2012, Clinton Called The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement A “Historic Milestone That Will Lead To Even More Trade And Investment Between Our Two Countries.” CLINTON:

“Today, the U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) enters into force, marking an historic milestone that will lead to even more trade and investment between our two countries. KORUS will provide new market access opportunities in Korea’s dynamic trillion dollar economy for U.S. exporters, creating jobs here at home while increasing opportunities for Korean companies in the United States. This agreement is another example of this Administration's commitment to deepening our economic engagement

thr oughout the world. ( Press Release , “U.S., Korea Free Trade Agreement Takes Effect,” U.S. State Department, 3/15/12)

Clinton Consistently Urged Congress To Approve The U.S. - Korea Free Tra de Agreement “As Soon As Possible.” “The Free Trade Agreements that President Obama submitted to Congress today demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our economic leadership around the world. They are critical to building open, free, transparent, and fa ir economic platforms in the Asia Pacific and South America. Our foreign policy must deliver results for the American people. These agreements will make it easier for American companies to sell their products in South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, and that will create jobs here at home…Its time to put these trade deals to work on behalf of the American people. I urge Congress to approve these agreements as soon as possible. Our economic competitors are building trade relationships around the world and we

can not afford to be left behind. ( Press Release , “Secretary Clinton: Korea, Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements,” U.S. State Department, 10/3/11)

CAMPAIGNING: After C linton Announced Her 2016 Run, Clinton Said That She Again Opposed The U.S.- Korea Free Trade Agreement. CLINTON: “I think that there are still a lot of unanswered questions, but for me, it really comes down to those three points that I made, and the fact t hat we’ve learned a lot about trade agreements in the past years. Sometimes they look great on paper. I know when President Obama came into office, he inherited a trade agreement with South Korea. I, along with other members of the Cabinet, pushed hard to get a better agreement. We think we made improvements. Now looking back on it, it doesn’t have the results we thought it would have in terms of access to the market, more exports,

et cetera.” (PBS’s News Hour ,” 10/7/15)

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Clinton Campaigned Against The Colombia Free Trade Agreement In 2008 And 2016, But She Pushed Congress To Pass It As Secretary Of State

CAMPAIGNING: While Running In 2008, Clinton Opposed A Free Trade Agreement With Colombia, Pledging To Defeat It And Claiming She’d Do “Everything I Can” To Reject It. “Speaking about the Colombia trade deal at a Washington meeting of the Communications Workers of America uni on, Clinton proclaimed: ‘As I have said for months, I oppose the deal. I have spoken out against the deal, I will vote against the deal, and I will do everything I can to urge the Congress to reject the Colombia Free Trade

Agreement.’” (“Clinton Reiterates Opposition To Colombia Trade Pact,” Los Angeles Times , 4/9/08)

Clinton Urged Congress To Approve The Colombia Free Trade Agreement “As Soon As Possible.” “The Free Trade Agreements th at President Obama submitted to Congress today demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our economic leadership around the world. They are critical to building open, free, transparent, and fair economic platforms in the Asia Pacific and South America. Our foreign policy must deliver results for the American people. These agreements will make it easier for American companies to sell their products in South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, and that will create jobs here at home…Its time to put these trade deals t o work on behalf of the American people. I urge Congress to approve these agreements as soon as possible. Our economic competitors are building trade relationships around the world and we cannot afford to

be left behind.” ( Press Release , “Secretary Clinton: Korea, Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements,” U.S. State Department, 10/3/11)

IN OFFICE: As Secretary Of State, Clinton Said “We Are Absolutely Committed To Passing The U.S.- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.” CLINTON: “And of course, we are absolutely committed to passing the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement to open new markets and create jobs and

opportunities for both of our peoples.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin , Washington, DC,

5/31/11)

Clinton Campaigns On Her Vote Against The Central Ameri can Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA - DR), Even Though She Touted Its Benefits As Secretary Of State

IN OFFICE: As Secretary Of State, Clinton Touted Her Efforts Relating To CAFTA And Said “We’ve Worked To Promote Growth And Create Jobs Through … Multilateral Pa cts Like NAFTA And

CAFTA- DR.” CLINTON: “In our region, prosperity has widened in recent decades. We’ve worked to

promote growth and create jobs through sound fiscal policy, bilateral trade agreements, multilateral pacts like NAFTA and CAFTA - DR, and institutions like the Inter - American Development Bank.” (Secretary

Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Pathways To Prosperity Ministerial , San Jose, Costa Rica, 3/4/10)

CAMPAIGNING: On T he Campaign Trail, Clinton Has Touted How She Voted Against CAFTA. “Clinton added that she's ‘learned some things from the 1990's,’ when the Bill Clinton administration passed NAFTA, ‘and I've put that to work.’ She noted that she voted against the Central American Free Trade

Agreement (CAFTA) as a senator in 2005.” (Stephanie Condon, “Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders Is ‘Reflexively Against’ Any Trade Deals,” CBS News , 3/14/16)

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CLINTON’S CAREER OF POLITICAL POSTURING ON TRADE IS “COMING BACK TO HAUNT HER” IN 2016

Clinton’s Past Positio ning On Trade Is “Coming Back To Haunt Her” As Her Record Has Becomes A Focus Of The Electorate. “In the early contests, Mrs. Clinton did not have to contend as directly with her record on global trade deals, but when the race reached the Midwest, the issue became acute, with her past positioning coming back to haunt her. In a 2012 speech in Australia, Mrs. Clinton said the Trans -

Pacific Partnership deal ‘sets the gold standard in trade agreements,’ but in October said she could not

support the deal.” (Amy Chozick, “After Michigan Loss, Hillary Clinton Sharpens Message On Jobs And Trade,” The New York Times , 3/9/16)

“Scarred By The Free Trade Deals Associated With Mrs. Clinton And Her Husband,” Some Primary Voters Rejected Clinton’s Candidacy At The Ballot Box. “The state’s voters, scarred by the free trade deals associated with Mrs. Clinton and her husband that have been widely blamed for the loss of American manufacturing jobs, delivered a surprise victory to Mr. Sanders, who railed here against ‘disastrous trade agreements written by corporate America.’” (Amy Chozick, After Michigan Loss, Hillary Clinton Sharpens

Mes sage On Jobs And Trade,” The New York Times , 3/9/16)

Clinton’s Primary Rival, Bernie Sanders, “Increasingly Hamme red” Clinton For Supporting Trade Agreements. “The senator has increasingly hammered his opponent on trade, jobs and ties to Wall Street. On Friday, Sanders criticized Clinton’s support of trade agreements dating to the North American Free Trade Agreement, passed under her husband. ‘If the people of Michigan want to make a decision about which candidate stood with workers against corporate America and against these disastrous trade agreements, that candidate is Bernie Sanders,’ he said Friday.” (Anne Gearan , Abby Phillip, and Elahe Izadi, “Democratic

Debate: Clinton, Sanders Spar Over Fracking, Gun Contro, Trade, And Jobs,” The Washington Post , 3/6/16)

As A 2016 Candidate, Clinton Has Tried To “Distanc[e] Herself From Her Husband’s 1990s - Era

Trade Polices.

her Senate record. Clinton has said she rejected a Central American trade pact, the only multilateral trade

agreement during her eight - year Senate tenure. She’s also calculating that her policy proposals, more detailed than what Sanders has offered, can achieve what they failed to in Michigan: overcome the raw

emotion Sanders is tapping with his anti - trade message.” (Heidi M Przybyla, “Midwest Concerns Over Income Inequality, Trade Prove A Challenge To Clinton,” USA Today , 3/10/16)

“ “First, she’s distancing herself from her husband’s 1990s- era trade policies, pointing to

Clinton’s Shift On Trade In Her 2016 Run Is “Transparently Inconsistent” And Shows That Clinton Will Say Anyt hing To Get Elected

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius: Clinton’s Approach On Trade “Highlights Her Vulnerability As A Candidate” And “Conveys The Sense” That She Just “Wants To Get Elected.” “But it’s Clinton

rope- a -dope approach to the TPP that deserves most attention, because it highlights her vulnerability as a

candidate. Her caution conveys the sense that she’s running because she wants to get elected, rather than

as the exponent of a set of beliefs.” (David Ignatius, “Time For Candidate Clinton To Step Up On Trade,” The Washington Post , 5/14/15)

Vox’s Ezra Klein: Clinton’s Flip -Flops On Trade Is Just Another Example Where Clinton Was “Swayed By Polls Or Interest Groups.” “But Clinton's reputation as a policymaker is iffier — her critics can rattle off a long list of important decisions, ranging from the Iraq War to the bankruptcy bill, where they think she was swayed by polls or interest groups. Clinton, of course, isn't just a policymaker — she's a politician, and particularly when it comes to reading polls and managing interest groups, she's a good

one. (Ezra Klein, “Why Clinton’s TPP Opposition Unnerves Me,” Vox, 10/8/15)

The Washington Post Editorial: “Clinton’s Dash For The Tall Grass” On Trade Is “Transparently Inconsistent” And “Insults The Electorate’s Intelligence.” “ Ms. Clinton’s dash for the tall grass is transparently inconsistent with th e position she embraced as Mr. Obama’s secretary of state. “Our hope is that a TPP agreement with high standards can serve as a benchmark for future agreements — and grow to serve as a platform for broader regional interaction and eventually a free trade area of the Asia - Pacific,” she wrote in an October 2011 cover story for Foreign Policy magazine. Indeed, given this well- known record, her avoidance now rather insults the electorate’s intelligence.” (Editorial, Hillary Clinton, MIA On

Trade, The Washington Post ,” 5/12/15)

As Secretary Of State Clinton Was Proudly Touting The Benefits Of Free Trade And Existing Trade Agreements

In July 2011, Clinton Said “I Know Two Things About Trade: It Is A Polarizing Political Issue, But Done Right, It Creates American Jobs.” CLINTON: “ Fourth, we promote trade to open new markets and create jobs here at home. I know two things about trade: It is a polarizing political issue, but done right, it creates American jobs. While our economic competitors are signing bilateral trade deals with co untries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the three trade deals now working their way through Congress have the potential to create tens of thousands of new American jobs.” (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The 2011 U.S. Global

Leadership Coalition Conference , Washington, DC, 7/12/11)

Clinton Praised Trade Pacts As “Critical To Our Economic Recovery.” CLINTON: “The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement would allow our businesses to sell goods in Colombia duty free the same way

Colombian goods have entered the United States for many years. And it comes with important new guarantees on labor and human rights. In Panama, instead of paying tariffs as high as 81 percent as

A merican businesses do now, 88 percent of the consumer and industrial goods we export would enter

Panama duty free. Passing these deals is critical to our economic recovery.” (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Remarks

In November 2010, Clinton Said “Free Trade And Open Markets Are Powerful Tools To Improve Living Standards Far And Wide” And That “They Do Create New Jobs.” CLINTON: “Because done right, free trade and open markets are powerful tools to improve living standards far and wide. They do create new jobs. They do open up new economic opportunities, raise standards of living, and lead to the kind of win -win solutions that bring people and countries closer together.” (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Trade

Promotion Event , Melbourne, Australia, 11/ 7/10)

On The Campaign Trail In 2008, Clinton Had Called For A “Time Out” On Free Trade Agreements

In 2007, At A Union Event, Clinton Called For A “Time Out” On Free Trade Agreements, Pledging To Pursue “Smart Trade.” “Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton told union activists Monday she would call a 'time out' on trade agreement if she wins the White House to see if the deals are draining jobs from the U.S. 'I am going to do everything I can to move toward smart trade,' said Clinton. She promised to appoint an official to ensure that trade agreement provisions designed to protect labor and environmental standards are enforced by groups such as the World Trade Organization and the International Labor

Organization.” (Mike Glover, "Clinton Woos Labor," The Associated Press , 11/12/07)

When Questioned About Her “Time Out” Comment, Clinton Clarified That She What She Meant Was A Review Of Existing Trade Agreements. EDWARD LUCE: “You have said that as president you would take ‘time out’ on new trade deals. But the debate has mostly been focused on the smaller and more symbolic deals like Peru and Colombia. Would your principle extend to the stalled D oha round of world trade talks?” CLINTON: “Well what I have called for is a time - out which is really a review of existing trade agreements and where they are benefiting our workers and our economy and where the provision should be strengthened to benefit the rising standards of living across the world and I also want to have a more comprehensive and thoughtful trade policy for the 21st century.” (“Full Transcript: Hillary Clinton Interview,”

Clinton: “There Is Nothing Protectionist About This. It Is A Responsible Course.” CLINTON:

“There is nothing protectionist about this. It is a responsible course. The alternative is simply to pick up where President Bush left off and that’s not an option. Now I’m trying to take the trade agreements that he has negotiated each one on its merits and I will support the Peru agreements

because it has the kind of strong labour and environmental provisions that I’ve long called for.”

(“Full Transcript: Hillary Clinton Interview,” Financial Times , 12/3/07)

Clinton’s 2008 Stance On Free Trade Was Just A Political Ploy To Win The Liberal Base

In 2007, Clinton Praised NAFTA In Front Of Free Traders And Slammed NAFTA In Front Of Big Labor. "Appearing before free - trade supporters, she has praised the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement, wh ich is loathed by many unions. But speaking to a union audience as a presidential

candidate, Clinton said NAFTA hurt workers." (Peter Nicholas, "Clinton's 2008 Lead Is Clear, Though Her Policies Often Aren't," Los Angeles Times , 10/4/07)

The Los Angeles Times : As A Presidential Candidate, Clinton's Stance On Free Trade Was "A Tricky Proposition." "For Clinton, free trade is a tricky proposition. Her husband is often ident ified with NAFTA, which as president he ushered into law despite union opposition. And labor is unhappy about successor trade deals ratified under the Bush administration, some with

Sen. Clinton's support." (Peter Nicholas, "Clinton's 2008 Lead Is Clear, Though Her Policies Often Aren't," Los Angeles Times , 10/4/07)

THE TRANS - PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: CLINTON’S “GOLD STANDARD” IS JUST THE LATEST TRADE JUGGLING ACT FOR HER CAM PAIGN

The TPP Is A Large Free Trade Deal Between The U.S. And Eleven Other Countries With Borders On The Pacific Ocean. “Basically, it's a giant free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia - Pacific region that's been under negotiation for nearly a decade now (it began as an agreement between Singapore, Chile, New Zealand and Brunei before the U.S. took the lead in 2009). It's expected to eliminate tariffs on goods and services, tear down a host of non - tariff barriers and harmonize all sorts of regulations when it's finished early next year. … The countries currently party to the agreement — currently including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, most critically Japan and potenti ally Korea — are some of the U.S.' biggest and fastest- growing commercial partners, accounting for $1.5 trillion worth of trade in goods in 2012 and $242 billion worth of services in 2011. They're responsible for 40 percent of the world's GDP and 26 percen t of the world's

trade.” (Lydia DePillis, “Everything You Need To Know About The Trans Pacific Partnership,” The Was hington Post , 12/11/13)

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Was A Major Supporter Of TPP , Calling It “The Gold Standard” And Supporting The Agreement In “At Least 45 Public Speeches”

As “One Of The Leading Drivers Of The TPP When Secretary Of State,” Clinton Sp oke In Favor Of TPP At Least 45 Times. “But as members of the Obama administration can attest, Clinton was one of the leading drivers of the TPP when Secretary of State. Here are 45 instances when she approvingly invoked

the trade bill about which she is n ow expressing concerns.” (Jake Tapper, “45 Times Secretary Clinton Pushed The Trade Bill She Now Opposes,” CNN , 6/15/15)

In Her 2014 Memoir, Hard Choices , Clinton Said The Trans - Pacific Partnership Is “Important For American Workers” Because They Will “Benefit From Competing On A More Level Playing Field.” “One of our most important tools for engaging with Vietnam was a proposed new trade agreement called the Trans - Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would link markets throughout Asia and the Americas, lowering trade barriers while raising standards on labor, the environment, and intellectual property. As President Obama explained, the goal of the TPP negotiations is to establish ‘a high standard, enforceable, meaningful trade agreement’ that ‘is going to be incredibly powerful for American companies who, up unt il this point, have often been locked out of those markets.’ It was also important for American workers, who would benefit from competing on a more level playing field. And it was a strategic initiative that would strengthen the position of the United Stat es in Asia.” (Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices , 2014, p. 77)

In 2013, Clinton Thought The TPP Would Help The United States Be Economically “More Creative, Innovative, Open And Transparent.” CLINTON: “But I think you’re right to point out that in today’s world , we have to be more creative, innovative, open and transparent about our economies, because Japan and the United States have comparative advantage. We’re high tech, we have highly educated workforces. In order to keep producing jobs and rising incomes, we have to be smart about how we use our economies. So I think the Trans- Pacific Partnership is one way that could really enhance our

relationship.” (Hillary Clinton, Remark s At A Global Townterview , Washington, D.C., 1/29/13)

In November 2012, Clinton Said The “TPP Sets The Gold Standard In Trade Agreements” And Includes “Strong Protections For Workers And The Environment.” CLINTON: “So it's fair to say that our economies are entwined, and we need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans- Pacific Partnership or TPP. Australia is a critical partner. This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in strong protections for workers

and the environment. (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Techport Australia , Adelaide, South Australia, 11/15/12)

Techport Australia , Adelaide, South Australia, 11/15/12) Click To Watch Clinton’s Paid Speeches And Her
(Tony Carrk, Email To John Podesta, Et. Al., “HRC Paid Speeches,” John Podesta Wikileaks , 1/25/16)

In October 2015, Campaign Operative Ron Klain Asserted That Clinton “Has To Be For TPP” Because “She Called It The ‘Gold Standard’ Of Trade Agreements” And That Opposing It Would Be “A Huge Flip Flop.” “*She has to be for TPP*. She called it the ‘gold standard’ of trade agreeme nts. I think opposing that would be a huge flip flop. She can say that as President she would work to change it. She can say that it can be better. But I think she should support it.” (Ron Klain Email To Jake Sullivan, “Re: TPP & Glass Steagall,”

Glass Steagall,” John Podesta Wikileaks , 10/3/15) In April 2015, Clinton’s Foreign Policy Adviser Jake

In April 2015, Clinton’s Foreign Policy Adviser Jake Sullivan Asked If A Speech Clinton Was Giving Needed “A Sentence Acknowledging Her Prior Support For TPP?” “One thought: do we need a sentence acknowledging her prior support for TPP? Hillary has been on record in favor of an outcome that meets both these tests. But we should be willing to walk away from an outcome that falls short. Or

Robby is that a problem?” (Jake Sullivan To Doug Schwerin Et. Al., “Re: Trade Statement,” John Podesta Wikileaks , 4/16/15)

Trade Statement,” John Podesta Wikileaks , 4/16/15) In March 2015, Clinton’s Chief Foreign Policy Adviser Jake

In March 2015, Clinton’s Chief Foreign Policy Adviser Jake Sullivan Told Campaign Manager Robby Mook That “The Bottom Line” Was That Clinton Had “Been A Vocal Supporter Of TPP.” “Great. The bottom line is that she has been a vocal supporter of TPP but hasn't said anything about TPA. She voted against TPA in the Bush admin. I don't think that i s a viable option here but we should discuss.” (Jake Sullivan,

Email To Robby Mook, Et. Al., “Re: Updated Trade Letter,” John Podesta Wikileaks , 3/3/15)

After Initially Becoming A Presidential Candidate Clinton Tried To Dodge The Issue, Saying “Virtually Nothing

After Initially Becoming A Presidential Candidate Clinton Tried To Dodge The Issue, Saying “Virtually Nothing About The Trans- Pacific Partnership”

Initially As A 2016 Presidential Candidate, Clinton Said “Virtually Nothing About The TPP, Other Than To Poin t Out Areas Of The Deal With Which She Has Concerns.” “As the president has scoured Capitol Hill for elusive Democratic support in recent weeks, Clinton has said virtually nothing about the TPP, other than to point out areas of the deal with which she has concerns. Clinton’s silence on trade, coming at the worst possible time for Obama, dovetails with her transformation into a presidential candidate eager to align herself more squarely with the liberal wing of her party.” (David Nakamura, Hillary

Clinton’s Hedge On Trade Leaves Without Obama Without Political Cover,” The Wa shington Post , 5/12/15)

In April 2015, When Asked About Concerns She Has Regarding Trade Deals, Clinton Said “Any Trade Deal Has To Produce Jobs And Raise Wages And Increase Prosperity And Protect Our Security.” MITCHELL: “Do you have any concerns about th e trade deals and whether that will hurt – ” CLINTON: “Any trade deal has to produce jobs and raise wages and increase prosperity and protect our security, and we have to do our part in making sure we have the capabilities and the skills to be competitive. So it’s got to be really a partnership between our business, our government, our workforce, the intellectual property that comes out of our universities. We have to get back to a much more focused effort, in my opinion, to try to produce those capacities h ere at home so we can be competitive in a global economy.” (MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell

Reports ,” 4/21/15)

Clinton “Refused” To Take An “Explicit Position” On The Trans - Pacific Partnership Through The First Six Mon ths Of Her Campaign. “Moments before Jeb Bush formally declared his candidacy for president in Miami, Hillary Clinton stole away some of the spotlight with the first official press conference of her campaign – in which she refused once again to take an exp licit position on Barack Obama’s historic

trade deal with Asia.” (Sabrina Siddiqui, “Hillary Clinton Ducks Questions On Trade Deals During New Hampshire Visit,” The Guardian , 6/15/15)

In June 2015, CNN’s Jake Tapper Described How Clinton Called TPP The “Gold Standard” In 2012, Saying About Clinton’s Waffling On TPP : “Isn’t This Exactly What People Hate About Politicians? ” CNN’S JAKE TAPPER: “ But Karen, I am talking about policy because Democrats in the House and Senate have now voted on this. This is an issue that every single Democrat who has announced they're running for the presidency has taken a position on, except for the one who helped push it and maybe -- did she even help write it? I believe she helped write it. ” CLINTON COMMUNICATIONS ADVISER KAREN FINNEY:

“ I can't speak to that because I wasn't at the State Department, but I just go back to the bigger picture. That is what she's really been focused on. I hear what you're saying and I know there are people who, you know, they have been -- they want her to say about this, but played her own words. This is how she's

laid out her position on this issue in terms of does it protect American workers? Does it keep America safe? What is the final language? I mean, again, you've seen ping pong back and forth…” TAPPER: “ Obama says it does. Pelosi says it doesn't. I don't think -- I'm not asking her about, you know, her personal life…” FI NNEY: But do you think we're really at final language at this point? I don't think we're done at this point given the game.TAPPER: “ Isn't this exactly what people hate about politicians? That they won't take a position because as soon as they take a pos ition, they are so fearful of what the response is going to be from voters like she was part of this administration. This administration supports this trade bill. OK, just -- what I don't understand is why you won't say we oppose it now in its current form . We oppose. We

don't support it anymore?” (CNN’s “ The Lead ,” 6/12/15)

it anymore?” (CNN’s “ The Lead ,” 6/12/15) Click To Watch Clinton’s Calculated Reluctance To Take

Clinton’s Calculated Reluctance To Take A Position Forced Pressure From Leading Democrats, Union Leaders And Other Presidential Candidates

When Asked About The TPP In A May 2015 Interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I - VT) Said “It Is Hard For Me To Understand That Any Serious Candidate For President, Hi llary Clinton Or Anybody Else, Can Duck This Issue … You’ve Got To Have A Position On It.” QUESTION: “Does it matter, we said Secretary Clinton has not taken a position. What does it mean if she doesn’t take a position on this before the Congress votes?” S ANDERS: “That’s a very fair question and the American people will have to decide. If you are asking me why it is that the middle class is disappearing, and we are seeing more income and wealth inequality than at any time since the 1920s, trade is a very im portant factor in that not the only reason. And it is hard for me to understand that any serious candidate for President, Hillary Clinton or anybody else, can duck this issue. You can’t. You can be for it. You can be against it. But it’s being hotly debated right now in Congress; you’ve got to have a position on it.” (PBS NewsHour ,” 5/18/15)

In May 2015, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D - MA) Called On Clinton To “Weigh In On Trade.” “As the fight over a massive international trade agreement heats up on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D - Mass.) said on Tuesday that she wants to see Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ‘weigh in on trade.’ In an interview with The Huffingto n Post, Warren declined to say whether she would endorse Clinton. ‘Right now I think it's important for her to have a chance to lay out her views on a whole host of

issues, including trade,’ she said.” (Dana Liebelson, “Elizabeth Warren Wants Hillary Clint on To ‘Weight In On Trade,’” Huffington Post ,

5/19/15)

Former Labor Secretary Under Bill Clinton Robert Reich Called For Clinton To “Very Clearly” Oppose The TPP. “Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who served under President Bill Clinton and oversaw the roll- out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, joined Mayor Bill de Blasio today in urging Hillary Clinton to use her presidential campaign kickoff speech to oppose the Trans- Pacific Partnership trade pacta deal Mr. Reich deemed ‘NAFTA on steroids.’ ‘I would hope that she very clearly, specifically opposes the Trans- Pacific Partnership,’ Mr. Reich said of the former secretary of state

in a media co nference call this afternoon.” (Jillian Jorgensen, “Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary Urges Hillary Clinton To Oppose TPP At Kickoff,” Th e Observer , 6/11/15)

Former Clinton Confidant Bill De Blasio Called For Clinton To Provide A “Very Clear” Statement On The Trans -Pacific Partnership. “‘I'd like to see a very clear statement that this trade deal should be opposed and should be stopped,’ de Blasio, a Democrat, told reporters in a conference call with Robert Reich, a labor secretary during Bill Clinton's presidency and a fellow foe of the TPP pact. De Blasio has repeatedly declined to endorse Clinton, saying he wants to hear her plans for tackling income inequality.”

(Matthew Chayes, “De Blasio Presses Hillary Clinton To Oppose Trade Deal,” Newsday , 6/11/15)

AFL- CIO Union Pre sident Richard Trumka, Whose Organization Opposes The TPP, Had Warned

Clinton The “Wrong Position” On The Trans - Pacific Partnership Could “Cost Her” Support. “In an interview with Susan Page of USA Today, Richard Trumka, the union’s president, on Friday wa rned Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton that the wrong position on the Trans - Pacific Partnership could

cost her much union support.” (Emily Greenhouse, “Unions Drawing Line In Sane With Hillary Clinton And Democrats On Trade Deal,” Bloomberg , 5/29/15)

Liberal Groups Urged Clinton To “Move Beyond Populist Generalities And Let Voters Know Where She Stands” On The TPP. “Liberal groups are insisting that Hillary Clinton take a clear stand against the Trans- Pacific Partnership trade pact that is a crucial pa rt of President Obama’s second- term agenda. They say Clinton, whose positions on trade have zigged and zagged during a long political career, should move beyond populist generalities and let voters know where she stands.” (Niall Stanage, “Left Presses Clin ton To Choose Sides

On Obama Trade Pact,” The Hill , 5/17/15)

Eventually Clinton Flip - Flopped, Coming Out Against the Deal She Once Heralded As The “Gold Standard”

In October 2015, Clinton Finally Took A Position In Opposition To The TPP, Saying The Deal Did Not “Meet The High Bar” She Has Set. PBS’s JUDY WOODRUFF: “So are you saying that as of today, this is not something you could support?” CLINTON: “What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it. And there is one other element I want to make, because I think it’s important. Trade agreements don’t happen in a vacuum, and in order for us to have a compe titive economy in the global marketplace, there are things we need to do here at home that help raise wages. And the Republicans have blocked everything President Obama tried to do on that front. So for the larger issues….and then what I know, and again, I don’t have the text, we don’t yet have all the details, I don’t believe it is going to meet the high bar I have set.” (PBS’s News H our ,” 10/7/15)

Clinton’s TPP Opposition And Opened Her To “Charges Of Flip - Flopping”

Opposing The Deal Opened Clinton Up To “Charges Of Flip - Flopping” Since She “Pushed The Deal” As Secretary Of State.” “But opposing the deal is also a problem because it o pens her to charges of flip - flopping. As secretary of state, she pushed the deal as a central component of the pivot to Asia, say former

administration officials. (Victoria Guida, “Will Hillary Clinton Flip On Trade?” Politico , 10/5/15)

“With The Presidency Again In Her Sights,” Clinton Came Out Against TPP “After Having Been One Of Its Most Enthusiastic Advocates” As Secretary Of State. “Once she was a private citiz en, however,

with the presidency again in her sights, the fissures between them became harder to conceal. Nor was she as inclined to do so. She came out against his ambitious Asia- Pacific trade pact, after having been one of

its most enthusiastic advocates.” (Mark Landler, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power , 2016, pg. xvi)

Clinton’s Shifting Positions On Trade “Illuminate Questions That Continue To Nag Her Candidacy.” “Perhaps more than on any other issue, Clinton’s positions on trade illuminate questions that continue to nag at her candidacy: What does she really stand for? Will she go to bat for the party's progressive base? Has she really distanced herself from the shadow of her husband's administration?” (Victoria Guida, “Will Hillary

Clinton Flip On Trade?” Politico , 10/5/15)

Clinton’s Flip - Flop Was Universally Criticized As Politically Motivated

Salon’s Jack Mirkinson Said Clinton’s Opposition To TPP Is “One Of The More Brazen Flip - Flops In Recent Political Memory” Due To The “The Jaw- Dropping Transparency” Of Her Motivations.

“Nothing says ‘election season’ quite like polit icians dumping their long - held policy stances overboard in

a desperate gambit to gain votes, but you have to hand it to Hillary Clinton. With her recently - announced

opposition to the Trans- Pacific Partnership trade deal, she’s making one of the more brazen flip- flops in recent political memory. What’s so amazing about Clinton’s newfound opposition to the highly controversial deal is the jaw- dropping transparency of the move.” (Jack Mirkinson, “Memo To Progressives: Hillary Clinton Is

Lying To You,” Salon , 10/8/15)

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: Clinton Would “Take The Flip - Flopper Flak Rather Than Risk Putting Distance Between Herself And The Party Ba se.” “And yet, Clinton decided to reverse herself on TPP -- no matter what her campaign says, she was a supporter of the deal -- and take the flip - flopper flak rather than risk putting distance between herself and the party base. Worth noting: Vice President

B iden, a longtime friend of organized labor, continues to mull a run for the Democratic nomination.” (Chris

Cillizza, “Hillary Clinton’s Opposition To TPP Is A Sign Of Just How Worried She Is About Bernie Sanders,” The Washington Post , 10/7/15)

NBC’s First Read: Clinton’s Flip -Flop On The TPP Is “Unbelievable” Because Of Her Previous Support, “The Wiggle Room She Left For Herself, And The Fact That She Hasn’t Even Fully Reviewed The Trade Accord Because It’s Not Public Yet.” “This flip - flop isn't believable at all. For starters, there was the time as secretary of state when she said TPP ‘sets t he gold standard in trade agreements.’ In her book, ‘Hard Choices’ (which she sent out to all the GOP candidates), she called TPP ‘the signature economic pillar’ of the Obama administration's strategy in Asia. And then there's the wiggle room she left for herself, as well as the fact that she hasn't even fully reviewed the trade accord because it's not public yet. ‘I'm continuing to learn about the details of the new Trans - Pacific Partnership, including looking hard at what's in there to crack down on curre ncy manipulation, which kills American jobs, and to make sure we're not putting the interests of drug companies ahead of patients and consumers. But based on what I know so far, I can't support this agreement,’ she said in her statement

yesterday. (Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Carrie Dann, “Why Clinton’s Trade Flip - Flop Is So Unbelievable,” NBC News’ First Read , 10/8/15)

Politico’s Jack Sha fer: Despite Clinton’s “Encyclopedic View” Of The Trans - Pacific Partnership, She “Pulled A Moonshiner’s Turn” To “Skedaddle Away From It.” “And who among us had a better vantage from which to assemble an encyclopedic view on the Trans -Pacific Partnership than Clinton? She praised it endlessly while secretary of state, but pulled a moonshiner’s turn last week to skedaddle away

from it.” (Jack Shafer, “The Hole In Hillary’s Flip - Flop Excuse,” Politico , 10/14/15)

Vox’s Ezra Klein: Clinton’s Flip- Flop On The TPP Exposes Clinton’s “Unnerving” Governing Philosophy. “I don't truly know what's in Clinton's heart — perhaps I'm wrong, and despite all evidence to the contrary, she holds all these positions deeply — but as a close reader of her record, I'm not

convinced that Clinton, in office, wouldn't support policies like the Cadillac tax or negotiate trade deals like the TPP. And as someone trying to understand Clinton's likely governing philosophy, it's unnerving.”

(Ezra Klein, “Why Clinton’s TPP Opposition Unnerves Me,” Vox , 10/8/15)

The New York Times’ David Brooks: Clinton Flip - Flop On TPP Proves She Will “Do Whatever She Needs To Do, Say Whatever Needs To Be Said And Fight For Whatever Constituency Is Most Useful At The Moment.” “In order to navigate her way through the wilds of politics and the morass of an ungovernable nation, she’ll do whatever she needs to do, say whatever needs to be said and fight for

whatever constituency is most useful at the moment. (David Brooks, Op - Ed, “Hillary Clin ton’s Opportunist Solution!” The New York Times , 10/9/15)

Former Clinton White House Advisor David Gergen Agreed Clinton’s Flip - Flop Was The Reason Why Peo ple See Clinton As Dishonest And Untrustworthy, Saying “She Was For The Trade Deal As Secretary Of State, Now She’s Against It.” CNN ANCHOR ERIN BURNETT: “And David, to this point, this seems to be part of the reason people rate Clinton as dishonest. A pol l the other day looked for the top

four word associations for Hillary Clinton. This has been done before. It was done again a couple of days ago. Liar, dishonest, untrustworthy, fake were the four words. This would seem to be part of the reason why.” FORME R CLINTON WHITE HOUSE ADVISER DAVID GERGEN: “Well I think that’s right, I must say,

flip- flopping happens a lot in politics, but given her narrative, her prevailing story that you can’t trust her,

this is going to play into that narrative. I think Gloria’s right, it is damning. It’s not the only issue on which she’s flip-flopped. She was for the trade deal as Secretary of State, now she’s against it.” (CNNs Erin Burnett

OutFront ,” 10/8/15)

E r i n B u r n e t t OutFront ,” 10/8/15) Click To

Former Obama Adviser David Axelrod Said Clinton’s Move Was “A Classic Political Decision, That You Can Flip- Flop If You Flop Over To The Popular Side Of An Issue.” CNN’S JAKE TAPPER: “A lot of Obama administration officials shaking their heads when Hillary Clinton first staging intimating that she might vote against this trade deal, that as you know, she really helped push when she was Secretary of State. Are you surprised?” FORMER OBA MA SENIOR ADVISER DAVID AXELROD: “No, not really. Look, I think this is kind of a classic political decision that you can flip - flop if you flop over to the popular side of the issue, and I think that’s the calculation she made. The great risk though is tha t her great liability in this race so far has been this sense that she’s inauthentic, and that’s of course Bernie Sanders strength, or

one of his strengths. And so, this lurch on this issue opens her up to another charge inauthenticity and I think you may hear some of that on the stage on Tuesday.” (CNN’s The Lead ,” 10/8/15)

on Tuesday.” (CNN’s “ The Lead ,” 10/8/15) Click To Watch Clinton Is Now Trying To

Clinton Is Now Trying To Convince Voters That S he Will Actually Oppose TPP

Clinton Has Said She “Will Stop Any Trade Deal That Kills Jobs Or Holds Down Wages, Including The Trans -Pacific Partnership.” “Well let’s start with this. It is true that too often past trade deals have bene sold to the American people with rosy scenarios that did not pan out. Those promises now ring hollow in many communities across Michigan and our country that have seen factories close and jobs disappear. Too many companies lobbied for trade deals so they could sell products abroad. But then they instead moved abroad and sold back into the United States. It is also true that China and other countries have gamed the system for too long. Enforcement, particularly during hte Bush administration has been too lax. Investments at hom e that would make us more competitive have been completely blocked in Congress. And American workers and communities have paid the price. But the answer is not to rant and rave or cut ourselves off from the world. That would end up killing even more jobs. The answer is to finally make trade work for us, not against us. So my message, my message to every worker in Michigan and across America is this. I will stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages, including The

Trans- Pacific Partnership.” (Hi llary Clinton, Remarks At A Campaign Event , Warren, MI, 8/11/16)

Click To Watch On The Campaign Trail Clinton Says She Would Reject “Bad Trade Deals…Including

On The Campaign Trail Clinton Says She Would Reject “Bad Trade Deals…Including The Trans - Pacific Partnership.CLINTON: We'll say no to bad trade deals and unfair trade practices including the Trans- Pacific Partnership, which does not meet my high bar for creating good paying jobs.” (Hillary Clinton,

Remarks At A Campaign Event , Raleigh, NC, 06/22/16) Click To Watch On The Campaign Trail,

On The Campaign Trail, Clinton Has “Forcefully Rejected The Notion” That She Would Support The TPP, Saying “I Oppose It Now, I’ll Oppose It After The Election, And I’ll Oppose It As President.”

Hillary Clinton on Thursday forcefully rejected the notion that she will support the Trans - Pacific

Partnership if she’s elected in November, telling a blue - collar crowd in Michigan that ‘I oppose it now, I’ll

oppose it after the election, and I’ll oppose i t as president.’” (Nolan D. McCaskill, “Clinton Forcefully Disavows Obama’s Trade Deal,” Politico , 8/11/16)

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Clinton Has Left The Door Open To Flip Back On The Trans - Pacific Partnership

Shortly After Her TPP Flip- Flop In October 2015, Clinton Told The Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce That She Was “Against [TPP] Now” But Was Open To Flip - Flopping Back If “Changes” Were Made. MODERATOR: “So you’re evolvi ng on the issue?” CLINTON: “No, I am against it now, but we’ll see whether there is any kind of significant changes. I mean look if the congress tomorrow adopted

my entire you know working wage agenda I’d be pretty excited about that, but I think that will have to

wait ‘til I’m actually there as President.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce , 10/15/15)

Remarks At The Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce , 10/15/15) Click To Watch Clinton’s Tone On Trade

Clinton’s Tone On Trade Strikes A Similar Chord With Her Style In 2007, When Clinton Praised NAFTA In Front Of Free Traders And Slammed NAFTA In Front Of Big Labor. "Appearing before free- trade supporters, she has praised the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement, which is loathed by many unions. But speaking to a union audience as a presidential candidate, Clinton said NAFTA hurt

workers." (Peter Nicholas, "Clinton's 2008 Lead Is Clear, Though Her Policies Often Aren't," Los Angeles Times , 10/4/07)

Financial Times Editorial: TPP “Is Not The First Time Mrs. Clinton Has Spoken From One Side Of Her Mouth When In Office And From The Other Side When Out Of It” On Trade. “This is not the first time Mrs Clinton has spoken from one side of her mouth when in office and from the other side when out of it. When she was running against Mr Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she said that she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ‘to take out the ability of foreign companies to sue us because of what we do to protect our workers’. After joining Mr Obama’s administration in 2009, she reversed course and supported similar ‘investor- state dispute

settlement’ provisions in the TPP.” (Editorial, “Hillary Clinton, The TPP And The Trust Problem,” Financial Times , 10/8/15)

Clinton Ally Gov. Terry McAul iffe (D - VA) Said Clinton Would Flip - Flop Again And Support TPP As President

In July, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, “Longtime Best Friend To The Clintons,” Said He “Believes Hillary Clinton Will Support The TPP Trade Deal If Elected President.” “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP

trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks.” (Annie Karni, “Clinton Friend McAuliffe Says Clinton Will Flip On TPP, Then Walks It Back,” Politico , 7/26/16)

The Following Day, McAuliffe Doubled Down On His Comments That Hillary Clinton Plans To Support TPP Once Elected President. MSNBC ANCHOR STEPHANIE RUHLE: “Hillary Clinton's decision to join Sanders in opposing the deal has been a key to winning over a lot of his supporters. But on

Tuesday one of h er oldest friends, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said she may flip her position and actually support the deal when and if she wins the White House. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, spoke exclusively with Governor McAuliffe less than one hour ago. She joins me now on the phone. Andrea what did you learn?” NBC NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCHELL: “Well, he is not backing down. He is saying, though, that Hillary Clinton would make changes to it before going along with it. but since that is the p riority of the president, they're going to proceed and try to get TPP on a lame duck session. Right now I am in the Virginia delegation where the vice presidential running mate is about to be coming out. So let me play you a little bit of McAuliffe sound. And if I am distracted, you'll know it's because we are at a live event right here with Tim Kaine. This is what Terry McAuliffe had to say.” VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE (CLIP): “Let me be very clear she will only go forward if the changes she wants a re implemented, that everyone is in agreement, the labor folks are in agreement. She’s not going forward as it is today. So unless the changes are made she’s not for it. President Obama does want this, as you know.” RUHLE: “So for you, it doesn't seem like there's a lot of wiggle room. Terry almost sounds like he's doubling down.” MITCHELL: “It is definitely doubling down and indicating that is

the policy.” ( MSNBC’s “MSNBC Live,7 /27/16)

policy.” ( MSNBC’s “MSNBC Live , ” 7 /27/16) Click To Watch Clinton Attempted To Delete

Clinton Attempted To Delete TPP From Her Memoir Hard Choices

In Hard Choices , Clinton Spoke Favorably Of The Trans - Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal, Including How As Secretary Of State She “Worked Hard” To Convince Other Nations To Join The Trade Deal. “So we worked hard to improve and ratify trade agreements with Colombia and Panama and encouraged Canada and the group of countries that became known as the Pacifica Alliance – Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile – all open - market democracies driving toward a more prosperous future to join negotiations with Asian nations on TPP, th e trans - Pacific trade agreement.” (Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices , 2014, cclxxiv)

In A More Recent Paperback Version Of Hard Choices , Clinton’s Mention Of Her Work To Bring More Nations Into TPP Talks Has Been Deleted. “At the same time, a review of the har dback edition of her memoir as secretary of state, ‘Hard Choices,’ compared to the paperback — first noted by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) — finds that segments of the book where Clinton describes an effort to convince American countr ies to join the TPP negotiations have been left out. We encouraged ‘all open - market democracies driving toward a more prosperous future to join negotiations with Asian

nations on TPP, the trans- Pacific trade agreement,’ the original version of the book rea ds in a two-page segment discussing a 2009 conference in El Salvador. Those two pages have been cut from the paperback

version of the book, according to CEPR.” (Clark Mindock, “Hillary Clinton State Department Memoir omits TPP Reference In Paperback Editio n,” The International Business Times , 6/7/16)

CLINTON’S TPP ALL - STARS: CLINTON HAS SURROUNDED HERSELF WITH PRO - TPP ADVISO RS AND AIDES

“The Clinton Ticket Has Faced Criticism For Bringing On Supporters Of Both The TPP And Free

Trade Deals More Generally.” (Megan Cassella, “Clinton Campaign Transition Chief Has Pushed For TPP,” Politico , 8/16/16)

In An Interview, Bill Clinton Suggested He Backs The Trans Pacific Partnership (T PP ) Trade Deal

In An Interview With CNBC, Bill Clinton Said The “Geopolitical Reasons” For TPP Are “Clear,” Saying The Tra de Deal Is “Designed To Make Sure That The Future Of The Asia - Pacific Region Economically Is Not Totally Dominated By China.” CNBC HOST BECKY QUICK: “What do you think about TPP? Because a lot of people look at that as the legacy for NAFTA.BILL CLINTON: Well first of all, I don’t think it has anything to do with NAFTA. But I think that the geopolitical reasons for it from America’s point of view are pretty clear, that it, it’s designed to make sure that the future of the Asia- Pacific region economically is not totally dominated by China. I think it’s pretty clear what, what Hillary’s said about it, and that is that there needs to be provisions on currency manipulation that are enforced. And there need to be again measures put in place in America so that we take care of whatever dislocation ever happens. Simultaneously, everybody makes nice about doing something about it, and the n, at least for the last twenty years, for most of the time, Congress never wanted to do it. And you just can’t do that, it’s not true. In places, especially where there’s physical isolation, the market economy will not make up the difference unless there is a real investment, or real investment incentives, or both.” (CNBC’s “Squawk Box,

9/21/16)

real investment, or real investment incentives, or both.” (CNBC ’s “Squawk Box , ” 9/21/16) Click

Clinton’s Vice Pr esidential Nominee, Tim Kaine, Voted For Fast Track Trade Authority That Improves TPP’s Chances Of Being Adopted

On May 22, 2015, Kaine Voted For Cloture On Fast- Track Authority. (H.R. 1314, Roll Call Vote #192 : Cloture Motion

Agreed To 61 - 38, 5/22/15, Kaine Voted Yea)

On May 22, 2015, Kaine Voted For Final Passage Of Fa st -Track Authority. (H.R. 1314, Roll Call Vote #193 : Bill

Passed 62 - 37, 5/22/15, Kaine Voted Yea)

On June 23, 2015, Kaine Voted F or Cloture On Fast -Track Authority. (H.R. 2146, Roll Call Vote #218 : Cloture Motion

Agreed To 60 - 37, 6/23/15, Kaine Voted Yea; CQ Summary, Accessed 10/27/15)

On June 24, 2015 Kaine Again Voted For Fast - Track Authority. (H.R. 2146, Roll Call Vote #219 : Adopte d 60 - 38: R 47 - 5, D

13 - 31, I 0 - 2, 6/24/15, Kaine Voted Yay)

The TPA Vote “Greatly Increas[ed] Obama’s Chances Of Concluding Negotiations On The TPP.” “Fast - track, or trade promotion authority, will allow the White House to send trade deals to Congress for u p - or- down votes. The Senate will not be able to filibuster them, and lawmakers will not have the power to amend them. The expedited process, which lasts until 2018 and can be extended until 2021, greatly increases Obama’s chances of concluding negotiations on the TPP,

which is a top goal of the presidents. (Alexander Bolton, “Senate Approves Fast - Track, Sending Trade Bill To White House,” The Hill , 6/24/15)

Kaine Said He Supports President Obama Having Trade Promotion Authority, Like Other Presidents Have Had, And Said He Would Support A “Good Deal” On The Trans Pacific Partnership. KAINE: “Well, John, you and I, I think the last time I wa s on, you and I kinda went back and forth on this one a little bit. I support the President’s ability to try and negotiate trade deals that other presidents have had. That’s the trade promotion authority. And if the president and his team can get a good de al with the twelve Pacific Rim nations, this Trans Pacific Partnership, I will be supportive of a good deal. I won’t support a bad deal. I think trade’s gonna happen in this world, and the only issue is does the U.S. write the rules or does China write the rules. And we’ll be better off if we’re writing the rules.” ( The John Fredericks Show ,

6/18/15)

Kaine Has Attacked Opponents Of Free Trade For Promoting A “Loser’s Mentality.” “Virginia Governor Timot hy Kaine, parting with some fellow Democrats, said he's ‘passionate’ about strengthening global -trade ties and that those advocating protectionism have a ‘loser's mentality.’” (Scott Lanman, “Virginia's

Kaine Warns Democrats Protectionism Is A ‘Loser,’” Bloomberg , 5/30/07)

The Head Of Clinton’s Transition Team, Ken Salzar, Is A Former Shadow Lobbyist Who Backs TPP

Clinton Has Selected Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar To Lead Her White House Transition Team. “Hillary Clinton has tapped former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lead her White House

transition team.” (“Clinton Taps Ex - Interior Chief For Transition,” The Associat ed Press , 8/16/16)

Salazar Became A Shadow Lobbyist After Leaving Congress And Serving As Secretary Of The Interior. “The Hillary Clinton campaign tapped Ken Salazar, the former Interior secretary and senator from Colorado, to lead her transition team. Salazar, a partner at WilmerHale, is one of those government affairs policy advisers who technically isn't a registered lobbyist — a configuration that illustrates the limitations of President Barack Obama's ban on lobbyists in the administration and the pres sure on him now to reverse it. Co - chairs Tom Donilon is at O'Melveny & Myers and Jennifer Granholm is with the pro- Clinton super PAC Correct the Record.” (Isaac Arnsdorf,

“WilmerHale's Salazar To Lead Clinton Transition,” Politico , 8/16/16)

Politico Lists Salazar As One Of The Former Members Of Congress That Has Taken Advantage Of The Revolving Door And Financially Profited From His Elected Position. (Isaac

Arnsdorf, “The Lobbying Reform That Enriched Congress,” Politico , 7/3/16)

Salazar Is An “Outspoken Supporter” Of TPP And “Works For A Firm That Lobbied For Trade Policy Issues As Rece ntly As This Spring.” “The new chairman of Hillary Clinton's transition team has been an outspoken supporter of the Trans - Pacific Partnership and works for a firm that lobbied for trade policy issues as recently as this spring, a review of congressional lobbying records and articles shows.”

(Megan Cassella, “Clinton Campaign Transition Chief Has Pushed For TPP,” Politico , 8/16/16)

Politico Headline: “Clinton Campaign Transition Chief Has Pushed For TPP.” (Megan Cassella, “Clinton

Campaign Transition Chief Has Pushed For TPP,” Politico , 8/16/16)

“Salazar Praised The 12- Nation Asia- Pacific Trade Deal Late Last Year For Its Economic And

Environmental Benefits.” (Adam Behsudi, “Clinton Team Can’t Shake TPP,” Politico’s Morning Trade , 8/17/16)

Salazar’s Lobbying Firm, Wilmer Hale, Has “Been An Active Participant In The Debate On Capitol Hill Over TPP And Other Trade Policy Issues.” “Salazar's employer since 2013, the law firm WilmerHale, has als o been an active participant in the debate on Capitol Hill over TPP and other trade policy issues. In late 2014 the firm spent at least $30,000 lobbying for renewal of ‘fast - track’ Trade Promotion Authority and on issues related to the TPP on behalf of the Business Roundtable, an influential group of top executives from major U.S. corporations, the congressional disclosure database shows. More recently, between April and June of this year, it spent $50,000 lobbying on trade policy and regulatory issues more generally on behalf of the building materials company Owens Corning Corp., records show.”

(Megan Cassella, “Clinton Campaign Transition Chief Has Pushed For TPP,” Politico , 8/16/16)

Salazar In A Joint Op -Ed: “The TPP Is A Strong Trade Deal That Will Level The Playing Field For Workers To Help Middle -Class Families Get Ahead.” “The TPP is a strong trade deal that will level the playing field for workers to help middle - class families get ahead. It is also the greenest trade deal ever. By including an environmental chapter with enforceable provisions, the TPP places the environment on equal footing with our economic agenda. Together, TPP nations can protect our wildlife, ocean and forest ecosystems, advance sustainable energy technologies, and work in partnership to confront our global

environmental challenges.” (Bruce Babbitt and Ken Salazar, Op - Ed, “Free Trade Can Boost Environmental Protection: Babbitt And Salazar,” USA Today , 11/12/15)

Clinton’s Decision To Name Salazar As The Head Of Her Transition Team “Raises Further Questions Around Clinton’s Anti - TPP Stance.” “The decision to name Salazar, with his pro - free trade background, raises further questions around Clinton's anti - TPP stance as the former secretary of state has struggled to convince the liberal left that she will continue to oppose the deal if elected.” (Megan Cassella,

“Clinton Campaign Transition Chief Has Pushed For TPP,” Politico , 8/16/16)

Salazar “Wont Calm The Nerves Of Anyone Worried About A Clinton U - Turn On Trade Policy.” “As for Salazar — he won’t calm the nerves of anyone worried about a Clinton U - turn on

trade policy.” (Henry C. Jackson, “Trump’s Giant Swing State Hole,” Politico’s The 2016 Blast , 8/16/16)

Salazar Throws “Into Question The Sinc erity Of [Clinton’s] Opposition To The TPP.” “It looks like another Hillary Clinton acolyte is throwing into question the sincerity of her opposition to the TPP — this time it’s Ken Salazar, a former Colorado senator and Interior secretary, who will lead Clinton’s transition team. Salazar, like Clinton running mate Tim Kaine initially, has views on trade

that run counter to hers. (Adam Behsudi, “Clinton Team Can’t Shake TPP,” Politico’s Morning Trade , 8/17/16)

Reaction From Left- Wing Progressive Groups Was “Swift,” “With Many Saying They Were Disappointed By A Move That Illustrated Why Clinton’s Anti -TPP Stance Is Hard For Some To

Believe.” “FROM THE LEFT, REACTION IS SWIFT: Progressive groups stood unified on Tuesday in a swift rebuke of Clinton’s decision to name Salazar to the transition post, with many saying they were disappointed by a move that illustrated why Clinton’s anti - TPP stance is hard for some to believe. Norman Solomon, national coordinator of the Bernie Delegates Network, said the pick was a step toward fulfilling accusations that her opposition to TPP is ‘nothing more than a cynical, phony and fleeting

expedient.’” (Adam Behsudi, “Cli nton Team Can’t Shake TPP,” Politico’s Morning Trade , 8/17/16)

“Longtime” Clinton Ally And Transition Team Member Neera Tanden Has Signaled Support For TPP Through The Think Tank She Runs

Clinton’s Presidential Transition Team Includes “Longtime” Clinton Ally Neera Tanden. “Hillary Clinton has tapped former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lead her White House transition team. Salazar will chair a t eam that also includes former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and longtime Clinton allies Neera Tanden and Maggie Williams.” (Clinton

Taps Ex - Interior Chief For Transition,” The Associated Press , 8/16/16)

Tanden Is The President And CEO Of The Center For American Progress And The Center’s Political Action Arm, Center For American Pro gress Action Fund. “Neera Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Tanden has served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as

presidential campaigns and think tanks.” (“Neera Tanden,” Center For American Progress , Accessed 8/16/16)

A 2012 Posting On CAP’s Website Called The Trans - Pacific Partnership “An Ambitious New Trade Agreement That If Done Right Could Reap Benefits For The United States.” “Representatives from the United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam will meet in Dallas this week to continue negotiations on the Trans- Pacific Partnership, an ambitious new trade agreement that if done right could reap benefits for the United States.” (Jordan Bernhardt and Sabrina Dewan, Japa ns

Inclusion Makes The Trans - Pacific Partnership A Big Opportunity,” Center For American Progr ess , 5/8/12)

2012 CAP Post: “The TPP Is An Historic Opportunity. It Will Foster The Kind Of Regional Integration That Will Create Dynamic And Stable Domestic Economies In Each Of The Partner Nations.” “The TPP is a historic opportunity. It will foster the kind of regional integration that will create dynamic and stable domestic economies in each of the partner nations. The TPP can ultimately be a net positive for Japan and the United States if the two countries can work out

their differences.” (Jordan Bernhardt and Sabrina Dewan, “Japan’s Inclusion Makes The Trans - Pacific Partnership A Big Opportunity,” Center For American Progress , 5/8/12)

Tanden Introduced Obama’s U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman At A CAP Event In 2014, Saying The U.S. Should Look At New Trade Deals As “An Opportunity.” CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS PRESIDENT NEERA TANDEN: “And I know that Ambassador Froman has made a commitment to raising labor and environmental standards, and we are looking forward to hearing those views today. Because I think that will really help addr ess so much of the concern. So as we said, size up these trade deals, we really look for them as an opportunity to basically manage trade in the twenty first century so that they address our economy’s needs, our competitiveness, and our workers’ needs here today. We look forward to understanding better how these trade deals with ensure economic growth, and we look

forward to hearing Ambassador Fromans remarks. (Neera Tanden, Remarks At The Center For American Progress , Washington, D.C., 2/18/2014)

Clinton Transition Team Member Tom Donilon Pushed For TPP As Obama’s National Security Adviser

Clinton Named Former Obama National Security Adviser Tom Donilon To Her Presidential Transition Team. “Hillary Clinton has tapped former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lead her White House transition team. Salazar will chair a team that also includes former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and longtime Clinton allies Neera Tanden and Maggie

Williams. (“Clinton Taps Ex - Interior Chief For Transition,” The Associated Press , 8/16/16)

As National Security Adviser, Donilon “Backed” The Trans - Pacific Partnership, Lobbying Obama To Support It And Viewing TPP As A “Leg” Of Obama’s Pivot To A sia. “The TPP was almost strangled in its crib by Obama’s economic brain trust, led by Larry Summers. They thought it was too small – a boutique agreement that was a distraction from a bigger Asian free trade deal (with South Korea), and a luxury at a time when the United States had other economic problems to fix. Leading the campaign for it were Steinberg, Campbell, and other State Department officials. They were backed by Bader and Tom Donilon, who viewed the Trans- Pacific Partnership as the third leg of the pivot, along with Clinton’s diplomatic outreach and new military commitments in the region. After six months of rancorous internal debate – ‘it took more shouting and screaming than I would have hoped for,’ Steinberg said – Obama sided with his foreign policy team over his economic team in making the agreement a priority.” (Mark Landler,

Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power , 2016, pg. 302)

In A 2013 Op- Ed, Donilon Spoke Glowingly Of TPP, Calling It “Game Changing.” “Last week, Japan and the U.S. reached an agreement that moves Japan one step closer to joining the game - changing Trans - Pacific Partnership. This welcome news is just the latest evidence that, under President Obama, economic diplomacy continu es to make the U.S. stronger at home and better positioned to lead in the regions where

it matters most.” (Tom Donilon, Op - Ed, “The President’s Free Trade Path To Prosperity,” The Wall Street Journal , 4/15/13)

Donilon In 2013: TPP Is “A High - Standard” Trade Agreement. “The centerpiece of our economic rebalancing is the Trans - Pacific Partnership (TPP)a high - standard agreement the United States is crafting with Asia - Pacific economies from Chile and Peru to New Zealand and

Singapore.” (National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Remarks In An Address To The Asia Society , New York, NY, 3/11/13)

Former Clinton State Department Aide And TPP Backer Kurt Campbell Is A Key Foreign Policy Adviser To Clinton And Her Campaign

Kurt Campbell, Former Assistant Secretary Of State For East Asia During Clinton’s Time At The State Department, Has Been Mentioned As A Possible Secretary Of State Under A Clinton Presidency. “Kurt Campbell’s seen as being eagerly in the mix as well, a career foreign officer who rose to undersecretary of state for political a ffairs in Bush’s second term and has been a strong defender of

Clinton in the campaign.” (Edward - Isaac Dovere, “Insiders Game Out Clinton’s Cabinet,” Politico , 8/3/16)

In January 2016, Bloomberg Reported That Campbell Was One Of The Key Members Of Clinton’s Foreign Policy Advisory Group On The Campaign Trail. “But sources close to the campaign told me that Clinton, Sullivan and campaign chairman John Podesta are in regular contact with former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Other former top officials include Michelle Flournoy, who was undersecretary of defense for policy; Kurt Campbell, who was assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific; and Nicholas Burns, who was undersecretary of state for political affairs. One source close to the campaign described the interactions as ‘studiously informal but regular.’” (Josh Rogin, “Clinton Quietly Building Her Own National

Security Council,” Bloomberg , 1/28/16)

“Campbell And Harvard Professor Joseph Nye Lead The Asia Working Group.” (Josh Rogin, “Clinton

Quietly Building Her Own National Security Council,” Bloomberg , 1/28/16)

Campbell Was One Of The Clinton State Department Officials That “[Led] The Campaign” For The TPP Within The Obama Administration. “Leading the campaign for it were Steinberg, Campbell, and other State Department officials. They were backed by Bader and Tom Donilon, who viewed the Trans - Pacific Partnership as the third leg of the pivot, along with Clinton’s diplomatic outreach and new military commitments in the region. After six months of rancorous internal debate – ‘it took more shouting and screaming than I would have hoped for,’ Steinberg said – Obama sided with his foreign policy team over

his economic team in making the agreement a priority.” (Mark Landler, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power , 2016, pg. 302)

When “Clinton Abruptly Reversed Course” On TPP During The Democrat Primary, Campbell Was One Of Several Clinton State Depa rtment Aides Who Were “Bitterly Disappointed.” “Then, as her presidential campaign gathered steam in the fall of 2015, Clinton abruptly reversed course. She said she could no longer support TPP for a variety of reasons, including its failure to protect Ame rican exporters from countries such as China that manipulate their exchange rates. ‘The bar here is very high,’ she said, ‘and based on what I have seen, I don’t believe this agreement has met it.’ Her political calculations during a Democratic primary were clear. But the about- face antagonized the White House, weakened Obama’s case for the deal in Congress, and bitterly disappointed Bader, Campbell, and others who had fought for

it. (Mark Landler, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twiligh t Struggle Over American Power , 2016, pg. 302 - 303)

Campbell Has Been A “Forceful” Advocate For TPP Since Leaving The State Department. “Several of Clinton’s top State Department advisers — including her No. 2, James Steinberg, and her Asia deputy, Kurt Cam pbell have continued to be forceful advocates for the trade pact since leaving the administration. In a recent speech, Campbell said the United States will not get a passing grade in Asia if the TPP fails, no matter what else the administration does in the region.” (Anne Gearan and David Nakamura, Hillary

Clinton Draws More Distance From Obama On Trade Pact,” The Washington Post , 6/15/15)

At An April 2016 Speech, Campbell “Stumped On Behalf Of The TPP” At The Truman Center. “In

Washington on Tuesday, Kurt Campbell, the former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific

a ffairs, and Derek Mitchell, former U.S. ambassador to Burma, also stumped on behalf of the TPP during

remarks at the Truman Center. Campbell called the accord a ‘strategic commitment on the part of the United States to engage in Asia,’ and he added that tr ying to renegotiate the pact with 11 countries ‘would

be very difficult.’” (Carol Morello and David Nakamura, “Kerry Defends Trans - Pacific Partnership Trade Deal As Strategic Imperative,” The Washington Post , 4/12/16)

In May 2015, Campbell Organized A Letter Of Former U.S. Government Officials Touting The Benefits Of TPP And Urging The Passage Of “Fast -Track” Trade Authority To “Speed” The Deal’s Passage. “While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is refusing to reveal her position on the massive Trans- Pacific Partnership trade agreement, othe r former State Department officials are actively supporting the agreement. They’re just not bothering to reveal their conflicts of interest. More than 30 former State Department officials, envoys, military officers and White House national security adviser s who served under both Republican and Democratic presidents signed a letter last month calling the trade agreement ‘a defining test for American political and economic leadership in the Asia- Pacific region’ and urging members of Congress to give President Obama ‘fast - track’ authority to speed its

passage.” (Sam Knight, “State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby For Passage Of TPP,” The Intercept , 5/27/16)

Campbell Gathered Former Government Officials With Asian Foreign Policy Experience For The Letter. “‘There were two letters, one for Asia hands and organized by Kurt Campbell, and one

for former Commerc e Department people, organized by Chris Padilla,’ Lavin said. Padilla, now a chief IBM lobbyist, succeeded Lavin as Bush’s final undersecretary of commerce for international =

Campbell Helped Draft A 2011 Foreign Policy Article For Clinton Where “She Wrote That The TPP Could Become ‘A Benchmark For Future Trade Agreements.” “Campbell and Jake Sullivan — a former State Department aide who is now the Clinton campaign’s top foreign policy adviser — helped Clinton compose a Foreign Policy magazine cover story i n October 2011 in which she wrote that the TPP could

become ‘a benchmark for future agreements.’” (David Nakamura, “Ex - State Aides Still Talking Up Pacific Rim Pact Clinton Turned Her Back On,” The Washington Post , 10/8/15)

CLINTON HAS COME FULL CIRCLE ON NAFTA , DEMONSTRATING A FLIP - FLOP - FLIP

During A 2016 Radio Interview, Clinton Said Of NAFTA: “In Some Parts Of The Country It Worked, And It Helped To Created Jobs. In Other Parts Of The Country, Unfortunately It Lost Jobs.” KMOX’s CHARLIE BRENNAN: “Let me ask you about NAFTA and St. Louis. You know we had a lot of manufacturing jobs, union ones, good paying jobs, $28 bucks an hour, and north of that. But, it seems like we lost a lot of them thanks to NAFTA and other free trade agreements. At the end of the day, do we still think that NAFTA was a good trade deal?” CLINTON: “You know Charlie, in some parts of the country, it worked, and it helped to create jobs. In other parts of the country, unfortunately it lost jobs. And there are a lot of different studies of t his, and you know, like most things you can find whatever you’re looking for.”

(KMOX’s The Charlie Brennan Show ,” 3/14/16)

(KMOX’s “ The Charlie Brennan Show ,” 3/14/16) Click To W atch In March 2016, Clinton

In March 2016, Clinton Refused To Call NAFTA A “Mistake.” NBC’S NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCHELL: “Was NAFTA a mistake?” CLINTON: “You know, I think you’ll have to ask the experts who say on balance, some people were helped, some people were hurt. That is something that is going to be argu ed about for years to come. I’m saying, let’s make sure trade works for

us.” (MSNBC’s “ MSNBC Live With Kate Snow ,” 3/15/16)

Click To W atch As Secretary Of State, Clinton Touted The Benefits Of NAFTA Clinton

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Touted The Benefits Of NAFTA

Clinton Said “The North American Market, Of Which Mexico Is Such A Central Part Under NAFTA, Is Going To Remain Strong,” Adding “We’re Going To Continue To Import And Export To And From Mexic o.” CLINTON: “But I want to start from the point that here we are in the midst of a global economic crisis, and we need all the growth we can get because that will eventually help every country be able to overcome this recession, since we are so interdependent. I think it’s also important to say that I think that the North American market, of which Mexico is such a central part under NAFTA, is going to remain strong. The fact that goods can be manufactured and assembled in Mexico, cutting down on transporta tion costs, cutting down on the carbon footprint, which will become an even more important consideration in the years ahead, means that we’re going to continue to import and export to and from

Briefing Series Meeting , Washington, DC, 12/11/09) Click To Watch • Clinton Added That She Was

Clinton Added That She Was “Committed” To “Working With Our Mexican Partners, To Increase The Capacity Of The Mexican Economy So That They Can Export Even A Greater

During Her 2008 Presidential Campaign, Clinton Called NAFTA “A Mistake” Because It Failed To “Do What Many Had Hoped.” CLINTON: “Look, NAFTA did not do what many had hoped, and so we do need to take a look at it and we do need to figure out how we’re going to have trade relations that are smart, that give the American worker and the American consumer rights around the world…NAFTA was a mistake to the extent that it did not deliver on w hat we had hoped it would, and that’s why I call for a

trade timeout when I am president.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, CNN Democratic Presidential Debate , Las Vegas, NV, 11/15/07)

Clinton Claimed NAFTA Had “Hurt A Lot Of American Workers.” CLINTON: “Well, I had said that for many years, that NAFTA and the way it’s been implemented has hurt a lot of American workers.” (Sen. Hil lary

Clinton, AFL - CIO Presidential Candidates Forum , Chicago, IL, 8/7/07)

In 2008, Clinton Said The U.S. Should Renegotiate NAFTA. “Then in 2008, when she was running for president, Clinton said the U.S. should take timeouts from trade agreements and renegotiate NAFTA.”

(Tamara Keith, “Evolution Or Expediency? Clinton’s Changing Positions Over A Long Career,” NPR , 5/23/16)

At A 2007 Union Event, Clinton Called For A “Time Out” On Free Trade Agreements, Pledging To Pursue “Smart Trade.” “Democr at Hillary Rodham Clinton told union activists Monday she would call a ‘time out’ on trade agreement if she wins the White House to see if the deals are draining jobs from the

U.S. ‘I am going to do everything I can to move toward smart trade,’ said Clinton. She promised to appoint an official to ensure that trade agreement provisions designed to protect labor and environmental standards are enforced by groups such as the World Trade Organization and the International Labor

Organization. (Mike Glover, “Cli nton Woos Labor,” The Associated Press , 11/12/07)

While A Senator, Clinton Suggested Government Incompetence And Increased Competition Was To Blame For NAFTA’s Shortcomings

Clinton’s Anti - Trade Rhetoric Blamed Government For Not Supporting Manufacturing. CLINTON:

“We have competitive advantages that nobody in the world has. We have a strong, flexible, hard - working, experienced workforce. We just have to unleash you to be able to be competitive. We have a real commitment to innovation, but we don’t get any support from our government on that front. We have elected officials who are willing to stand up and form a consensus about how to enhance manufacturing. We have an edge, but we’re giving it away. We’re not standing up for it and doing what is necessary to

advance it.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The United Auto Workers Legislative Policy Conference, Washington, DC 2/8/06)

Clinto n , In 2004 : “I Don’t Fault Anyone For Competing With Us. I Fault Us For Not Being Smart Enough To Know How To Compete Effectively…” CLINTON: “I don’t fault anyone for competing with us. I fault us for not being smart enough to know how to compete effective ly, and that’s what I want to talk about today. Because I don’t think our country has an economic strategy. It certainly is very well hidden, if it exists anywhere. And yet we know we are in the midst of an American job crisis. Some have accepted that as i nevitable. The unavoidable result of free trade, the unavoidable result of lower standards for labor or the environment, the inevitable result of what happens when others get access to technology that we may have innovated, but that certainly we can’t keep behind closed doors or throw up fences around our borders to prevent others from enjoying.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Remarks To The Center For American

Progress, Washington, DC, 3/3/04)

But Clinton Praised NAFTA In Her Memoir “Living History”

In Her Book “Living History ,” Clinton Praised NAFTA, Calling It An Example Of The Economy “Reaping The Benefits, Not The Burdens Of Globalization.” “Creating a free trade zone in North America - the largest free trade zone in the world - would expand U.S. exports, create jobs and ensure that our economy was reaping the benefits, not the burdens of globalization.” (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History , 2003, p.

182)

As First Lady, Clinton Strongly Promoted NAFTA, And Viewed It As An Example Of The Economy That Is “Reapin g The Benefits, Not The Burdens Of Globalization”

During A 1996 Campaign Stop In Texas, Hillary Clinton Touted NAFTA “Saying It Would Reap Widespread Benefits In The Region.” “Meanwhile, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton stumped in the heavily Democratic l ower Rio Grande valley. In Brownsville, she touted the president’s support for the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying it would reap widespread benefits in the region.” (“Clinton

Campaigns In Texas,” United Press International , 11/1/96)

At A Union Event In 1996, Then First - Lady Clinton Told Workers That “I Think That NAFTA Is Proving Its Worth.” CLINTON: “Oh I think that, everybody is in favor of free and fair trade, and I think

that NAFTA is proving its worth. (First Lady Hillary Clinton, Remarks At An Event For The Union Of Needle Trades, Industrial, And Textile Employees (UNITE) , New York, NY, 3/6/96)

Click To Watch NAFTA Was A Signature Piece Of Legislation For The Clinton Administration Bill

NAFTA Was A Signature Piece Of Legislation For The Clinton Administration

Bill Clinton Campaigned For NAFTA “As If His Life Depended On It.” “Though Clinton did, in fact, inherit NAFTA from the Bush 41 regime, he campaigned for its passage as if his life depended on it, taking on the o ut -front protectionist bloc in the Democratic Party at a time when his standing was far from solid— an act of considerable political courage and even greater political skill. After pushing through the deal, Clinton described it as representing a seminal dec ision by the country not to retreat from a world in

which ‘change is the only constant.’” (John Heilemann, “Marital Discord,” New York Magazine , 7/16/07)

1993 Clinton White House Press Release : “NAFTA Will Be A Positive Force For Creating American

Jobs. (Press Release, “President Clinton Proclaims World Trade Week,” The White House , 1/ 19/93)

At The NAFTA Signing Ceremony, Bill Clinton Said The U.S. Economy Would Be More Powerful After NAFTA. BILL CLINTON: “I believe we have made a decision now that will permit us to create an economic order in the world that will promote more growth, more equality, better preservation of the environment, and a greater possibility of world peace. We are on the verge of a global economic expansion that is sparked by the fact that the United States, at this critical moment, decided that we

would compete, no t retreat. (President Bill Clinton, Remarks At NAFTA Signing Ceremony , Washington, DC, 12/8/93)

Bill Clinton Said That NAFTA Would Create “A Million Jobs In The First Five Years Of Its Impact…Many More Jobs Than Will Be Lost.” “And on average, those exports - related jobs paid much higher than jobs that had no connection to exports. I believe that NAFTA will create a million jobs in the first 5 years of its impact. And I believe that that is many more jobs than will be lost, as inevitably some will be, as always happens when you open up the mix to a new range of

competition. (President Bill Clinton, Remarks At Signing Of NAFTA Side Agreements , Washington, DC, 9/14/93)

Bill Clinton Labeled Critics Of NAFTA As Fearful And Insecure. BILL CLINTON: “But if you strip away the differences, it is clear that most of the people that oppose this pact are rooted in the fears and i nsecurities that are legitimately gripping the great American middle class. It is no use to deny that these fears and insecurities exist. It is no use denying that many of our people have lost in the battle for change. But it is a great mistake to think th at NAFTA will make it worse.” (President Bill Clinton,

In 2007, Bill Clinton Still Maintained That NAFTA Did Not Hurt American Workers. ABC’S HOST OF THIS WEEK GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “But do you agree that it’s hurt American workers?” BILL CLINTON: “No. NAFTA has become sort of a symbol. Actually, our big trade deficits are with China and Japan and Korea and the oil exporting countries. Mexico is way down the list. And because we borrow money from the people who have the biggest trade surpluses with us, we can’t really enforce our trade

laws.” (ABC’s, This Week ,” 9/30/07)

Whil e Secretary Of State, One Of Clinton’s “Top Priorities” Was The “Model” South Korean Free Trade Agreement That Would “Create Jobs Here At Home”

Clinton Called The Trade Agreement With South Korea “A Model Agreement” That Signaled The United States And South Korea Were Partners For The Long Term. CLINTON: “We are pursuing new cutting- edge trade deals that raise the standards for fair competition even as they open new markets. President Obama is pursuing Congressional approval of KORUS, together with necessary Trade Adjustment Assistance, as soon as possible. We consider KORUS a model agreement. And the benefits of KORUS extend far beyond the economic bottom line. It represents a powerful strategic bet by signaling that America and South Korea are partner s for the long term— economically, diplomatically, and people

to people.” (Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary Clinton’s Speech At The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce In Hong Kong , Hong Kong, C hina, 7/25/11)

Clinton Said Convincing Congress To Ratify The U.S. -Korea Free Trade Agreement Was One Of Her “Top Priorities” While Serving As Secretary Of State. CLINTON: “I am pleased to report that KORUS is currently ready for review by the United States Congress. This is a high, if not a top -- I think it is probably one of my top priorities for the next months. We are determined to get it done, and I believe we will. We will need your help. It will be important to keep making the case to both of our re spective legislative

bodies.” (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The American Chamber of Commerce Breakfast , Seoul, South Korea, 4/17/11)

Clinton Consistently Urged Congress To Approve The U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement “As Soon As Possible.” “The Free Trade Agreements that President Obama submitted to Congress today demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our economic leadership around the world. They are critical to building open, free, transparent, and fair economic platforms in the Asia Pacific and South America. Our foreign policy must deliver results for the American people. These agreements will make it easier for American companies to sell their products in South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, and that will create jobs here at home…Its time to put these trade deals to work on behalf of the American people. I urge Congress to approve these agreements as soon as possible. Our economic co mpetitors are building trade relationships around the world and we

cannot afford to be left behind. ( Press Release , “Secretary Clinton: Korea, Colombia and Panama Free Tr ade Agreements,” U.S. State Department, 10/3/11)

Clinton Hailed The Agreement As An Important Victory For American Foreign Policy That “Would Create 70,000 American Jobs. “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hailed the deals Wednesday as an important victory for American foreign policy. And she said she expected that the South Korea pact alone would create 70,000 American jobs. ‘By opening new markets to American exports and attracting new investments to American communities, our economic statecraft is creating jobs and spurring growth

here at home, ‘Ms. Clinton said at a Washington event.” (Binyamin Appelbaum and Jennifer Steinhauer, “Congress Ends 5 - Year Standoff On Trade Deals In Rare Accord,” The New York Times , 10/12/11)

The U.S. Has Lost More Than 95,000 Jobs Due To The Rising Trade Deficit With South Korea In The Wake Of KORUS. “Meanwhile, the rapid growth of Korean imports has elim inated tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. Using the trade and employment multipliers implied in the White House KORUS fact sheet, I estimate that the growth in the U.S. trade deficit with Korea between 2011 and 2015 has cost more than 95,000 U.S. jobs. Most o f those jobs lost were in manufacturing (the growth of the manufacturing trade deficit was responsible for nearly three quarters, or 74.9 percent of the growth in the total U.S.- Korea trade deficit). In addition, the U.S. trade surplus in agriculture and p rimary commodities declined by $1.2 billion in this period, also contributing to

growing trade - related job losses.” (Robert E. Scott, “U.S. - Korea Trade Deal Resulted In Growing Trade Deficits And More Than 95,000 Lost U.S. Jobs,” Economic Policy Institute’s Working Economics Blog , 5/5/16)

After It Passed, Clinton Called The U.S. -Korea Free Trade Agreement A “Historic Milestone That Will Lead To Even More Trade And Investment Between Our Two Countries.” CLINTON: “Today, the U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) enters into force, marking an historic milestone that will lead to even more trade and investment between our two coun tries. KORUS will provide new market access opportunities in Korea’s dynamic trillion dollar economy for U.S. exporters, creating jobs here at home while increasing opportunities for Korean companies in the United States. This agreement is another example of this Administration's commitment to deepening our economic engagement throughout the

world.” ( Press Release , “U.S., Korea Free Trade Agreement Takes Effect,” U.S. State Department, 3/1 5/12)

But Running In 2008, Clinton Attacked The U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement

As A 2008 Candidate, Clinton Was “Spearheading The Opposition” To The South Korean Free Trade Agreement, The “Biggest Free Trade Agreement” Since NAFTA. “Spearheading the oppos ition is Hillary Clinton, the top Democratic presidential contender, who chose to speak against the deal last weekend in Michigan, the birthplace of the US automobile industry…The US - South Korea deal, the biggest free trade agreement since the 1993 NAFTA, has to be signed by the two sides before President George W. Bush's powers to fast - track trade deals expire on June 30, and then sent to Congress for approval.” (P.

Parameswaran, “US Congress Questions Korean Trade Deal,” Agence France Presse , 6/14/07)

Cli nton: “It Will Hurt The US Auto Industry, Increase Our Trade Deficit, Cost Us Good Middle - Class Jobs And Make America Less Competitive.” “‘It will hurt the US auto industry, increase our trade deficit, cost us good middle - class jobs and make America less c ompetitive,’ said the senator whose husband, Bill Clinton, pushed for passage of the North American Free Trade

Agreement (NAFTA) when he was at the White House.” (P. Parameswaran, “US Congress Questions Korean Trade Deal,” Agence France Presse , 6/14/07)

At A 2007 AFL - CIO Townhall, Clinton Told Union Members Said She Would Oppose A Free Trade Agreement With South Korea Since It “Put American Jobs At Risk.” “Senator Hillary Clinton says she will oppose ratification of the U.S. free trade agreement with South Korea. Clinton says the agreement would harm the U.S. automotive industry and put American jobs at risk. ‘Trade agreements need to be fair if they're going to work,’ the Democratic candidate president said in Detroit, Michigan before a

townhall meeting hos ted by the AFL - CIO. (Jamie Crawford, “Clinton Says Trade Deal Would Cost U.S. Jobs,” CNN’s Political Ticker ,

6/9/07)

In 2007, Clinton Said The Trade Deal With South Korea Would “Cost Us Good Middle - Class Jobs And Make America Less Competitive.” “‘It will hurt the U.S. auto industry, increase our trade deficit, cost us good middle- class jobs and make America less competitive.’ The deal with South Kore a, due to be signed on June 30, would lower barriers in areas ranging from agriculture and manufacturing to financial

services and telecommunications.” (Jim Wolf, “Hillary Clinton Slams Proposed U.S. - Korea Trade Pact,” Reuters , 6/9/07)

Leaked Emails Show Clinton’s Team Still Think Of KORUS As A “Strong Deal,” But Don’t Want People To Know It

In An October 2015 Draft Campaign Statement On The Trans -Pacific Partnership, Clinton’s Campaign Team Described The U.S. – South Korea Free Trade Agreement As “A Strong Deal.” “First, too often over the years we haven’t gotten the balance right on trade. W e’ve seen that even a strong deal, like our agreement with South Korea, which President Bush negotiated and President Obama improved, can fall short on delivering the promised benefits. So I don’t believe we can afford to keep giving new agreements the benefit of the doubt. The risks are too high that, despite our best efforts, they will end up doing more harm than good for hard- working American families whose paychecks have barely budged in

years. (Dan Schwerin, Email To Jake Sullivan, Et Al., “Re: TPP St atement,” John Podesta WikiLeaks , 10/07/15)

TPP St atement,” John Podesta WikiLeaks , 10/07/15) Clinton Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan Had The Reference

Clinton Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan Had The Reference To The South Korea Free Trade Agreement Removed, Saying “I Think South Korea Is Gonna Drive Them Nuts.” “I think South Korea is gonna drive them nuts. Can we be more general? Otherwise I'm okay.” (Jake Sullivan, Email To Dan Schwerin, Et Al., “Re:

TPP Statement,” John Podesta WikiLeaks , 10/07/15)

okay.” (Jake Sullivan, Email To Dan Schwerin, Et Al., “Re: TPP Statement,” John Podesta WikiLeaks ,

CLINT ON TOUTED THE BENEFITS OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CAFTA) AFTER VOTING AGAINST IT

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Touted CAFTA And Its Ability To “Promote Growth And Create Jobs”

In March 2010, Clinton Said “We’ve Worked To Promote Growth And Create Jobs Through … Multilateral Pacts Like NAFTA And CAFTA -DR.” CLINTON: “In our region, prosperity has widened in recent decades. We’ve worked to promote growth and create jobs through sound fiscal policy, bilateral trade agreements, multilateral pacts like NAFTA and CAFTA- DR, and institutions like the Inter- American

Development Bank.” (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Pathways To Pr osperity Ministerial , San Jose, Costa Rica, 3/4/10)

However, As A Senator Clinton Was Extremely Critical Of The CAFTA Agreement And Voted Against It Twice

In 2005, Clinton Twice Voted Against The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). “Passage of the bill that would implement a free trade agreement between the United States and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and a separate pact with the Dominican Republic. It also would eliminate customs duties on all originatin g goods traded among the participating nations

within 10 days. (S. 1307, CQ Vote #170: Adopted 54 - 45: R 43 - 12; D 10 - 33; I 1 - 0, 6/30/05, Clinton Voted Nay; H.R. 3045, CQ Vote #209; Adopted 55 - 45: R 43 - 12; D 11 - 33; I 1 - 0, 7/28/05, Clinton Voted Nay)

Clinton Also Voted Against A Motion To Proceed To Consideration Of The Bill. “Frist, R - Tenn., motion to proceed to consideration of a bill that would implement a free trade agreement between the United States and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nica ragua and the Dominican

Republic.” (S. 1307, CQ Vote #169: Motion Agreed To 61 - 34: R 46 - 5; D 14 - 29; I 1 - 0, 6/29/05, Clinton Voted Nay)

Clinton, On The Day CAFTA First Passed The Senate In 2005: “This Is A Sad Day For Supporters Of Free And Fair Rules -Based Trade.” CLINTON: “This is a sad day for supporters of free and fair rules - based trade. Our relationship with our Central American neighbors is a critical one. The right CAFTA deal would strengthen ties between the U.S. and these nations. I urge the Admini stration to reopen the CAFTA negotiations and re- establish the broad, bipartisan coalition for trade.”(Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record , 6/30/05, S.

7731)

Clinton In 2005 : “I Cannot Support An Agreement That Fails To Include Adequate Labor Standards

A nd Is A Step Backward In The Development Of Bipartisan Support For International Trade.” (Sen.

Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record , 6/30/05, S. 7731)

CLINTON LOBBIED FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AFTER SAYING SHE OPPOSED IT IN 2008

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Said She Was “Absolutely Committed” To Passing The U.S. - Columbia Trade Deal

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Said “We Are Absolutely Committed To Passing The U.S.- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.” CLINTON: “And of course, w e are absolutely committed to passing the U.S. - Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement to open new markets and create jobs and opportunities for

both of our peoples. (Hillary Clinton, Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin , Washington, DC, 5/31/11)

Clinton Urged Congress To Approve The U.S. - Colombia Trade Deal. “Clinton also urged Congress to act quickly and approved three free - trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama before

their summer recess. Combined, she said, they will add tens of billions of dollars in domestic economic

growth each year.” (Matthew Lee, “Clinton: Diplomacy Key To Job Creation In US,” The Associated Press , 7/12/11)

In 2011, Clinton Privately Urged Members Of Congress To Support The Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Clinton Urged Congress To Approve The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement “As Soon As Possible.” “The Free Trade Agreements that President Obama submitted to Congress today demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our economic leadership around the world. They are critical to building open, free, transparent, and fair economic platforms in the Asia Pacific and South America. Our foreign policy must deliver resu lts for the American people. These agreements will make it easier for American companies to sell their products in South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, and that will create jobs here at home…Its time to put these trade deals to work on behalf of the American people. I urge Congress to approve these agreements as soon as possible. Our economic competitors are building trade relationships around the world and we cannot afford to be left behind.” ( Press Release , “Secretary Clinton: Korea,

Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements,” U.S. State Department, 10/3/11)

An October 10, 2011 Email From Clinton Indicates That She Was Phoning Senators “To Try To Convince Wavering Lawmakers To Support” The Trade Deals With Colombia, Korea, And Panama. “Two days later in an email titled ‘FTA calls,’ Clinton wrote to aides indicating she had spoken to Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Jim Webb of Virginia, both Democrats. She told the aides she had talked with ‘Webb who is strong in favor of all 3’ trad e agreements, and then asked, ‘So why did I call him?’ — indicating she was otherwise phoning to try to convince wavering lawmakers to support the deals.” (Jackie

Salo, “Hillary Clinton Emails: Secret Negotiations With New York Times, Trade Bill Lobbying R evealed In Latest State Department Release,” International Business Times , 10/6/12)

Clinton Even Touted The Colombia Trade Deal’s Labor Protections As A Benefit To At Least One Member Of Congress, Detailing A Call With Rep. Sandy Levin (D - MI) Where She Did So. “One of the 2011 emails from Clinton to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froma n and Clinton aide Robert Hormats has a subject line ‘Sandy Levin’ — a reference to the Democratic congressman who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees U.S. trade policy. In the email detailing her call with Levin, she said the Mich igan lawmaker ‘appreciates the changes that have been made, the national security arguments and Santos's reforms’ -- the latter presumably a reference to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. She concludes the message about the call with Levin by saying, ‘I told him that at the rate we were going, Columbian [sic] workers were going to end up w the same or better rights than workers in Wisconsin and Indiana

and, maybe even, Michigan.’” (David Sirota and Sarah Berger, “Hillary Clinton Pushes Colombia Free T rade Agreement In Latest Email Dump,” International Business Times , 10/6/16)

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Thanked Clinton For Her “Help And Support” On The Colombia Trade Deal. “Froman — a former Citigroup executive who as trade representative was lobbying for passage of the deal responded by thanking Clinton for her ‘help and support.’ Hormats, a former vice chairman of Goldma n Sachs who subsequently was hired by Clinton at the State Department, later chimed in, telling her ‘terrific job’ and “GREAT line on Columbian [sic]

workers!!!!! (David Sirota and Sarah Berger, “Hillary Clinton Pushes Colombia Free Trade Agreement In La test Email Dump,” International Business Times , 10/6/16)

Bill Clinton Received Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars From Groups Pushing The Colombia Free Trade Agreement

By 2008, Bill Clinton Had "Earned Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Speaking On Behalf Of A Colombia - Based Group Pushing The Trade Pact…" "Former President Bill Clinton has earned

hundreds of thousands of dollars speaking on behalf of a Colombia - based group pushing the trade pact, and representatives of that organization tell The Huffington Post that the former president shared their

sentiment." (Sam Stein, "Bill Clinton's Ties To Colombia Trade Deal Stronger Than Even Penn's," The Huffington Post , 5/25/11)

"Clinton Was Paid $800,000 By The Colombia- Based Gold Service International To Give Four Speeches Throughout Latin America." "In June 2005, Clinton was paid $800,000 by the Colombia - based Gold Service International to give four speeches throughout Latin America. The organization is, ostensibly, a development group tasked with bringing investment to the country and educating world

leaders about the Colombia's business opportunities." (Sam Stein, "Bill Clinton's Ties To Colombia Trade Deal Stronger Than Even Penn's," The Huffington Post , 5/2 5/11)

Gold Service International’s COO Confirmed That The Group Supported The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement, And Said Bill Publicly Expressed Support For It In 2005. “The group’s chief operating officer, Andres Franco, said in an interview that the group supports the congressional ratification of the free trade agreement and that, when Clinton was on his speaking

tour, he expressed similar opinions.” (Sam Stein, "Bill Clinton's Ties To Colombia Trade Deal Stronger Than Even Penn's," The

Huffington Post , 5/25/11)

During Bill Clinton’s June 2005 Trip, He Was Quoted In A Colombian Newspaper “Offering Unambiguous Support For The Free Trade Agreement With Colombia.” “A reader in Latin America turned up a June 23, 2005 article from the news portal Terra (reprinted by th e Bogota government) that quotes Bill Clinton offering unambiguous support for the free trade agreement with Colombia.” (Ben Smith,

“Bill Clinton Backed Colombia Trade Deal: ‘Estoy A Favor,’” Politico’s Ben Smith Blog , 4/08/08)

However, Clinton Opposed The Colombia Free Trade Agreement As A Presidential Candidate In 2008

While Running For President, Clinton Opposed A Free Trade Agreem ent With Columbia, Pledging To Defeat It And Claiming She’d Do “Everything I Can” To Reject It. “Speaking about the Colombia trade deal at a Washington meeting of the Communications Workers of America union, Clinton proclaimed: ‘As I have said for months, I oppose the deal. I have spoken out against the deal, I will vote against the deal, and I will do everything I can to urge the Congress to reject the Colombia Free Trade

Agreement. (“Clinton Reiterates Opposition To Colombia Trade Pact,” Los Angeles Times , 4/9/08)

In November 2007, Clinton Said She Would Oppose The Colombian Free Trade Agreement Because Of The Country’s “History Of Violence Against Trade Unionists.” “Colombia’s presi dent on Friday criticized Sen. Hillary Clinton’s opposition to a free- trade accord between the South American nation and the United States, saying it reflects “an unforgivable lack of understanding” of his country.”

(“Colombian President Angered By Sen. Cl inton’s Opposition To Free Trade Accord,” The Associated Press , 11/9/07)

CLINTON FLIP FLOPPED ON THE US - PANAMA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

As Secretary Of State Clinton “Urged” Congress To Approve The U.S. - Panama Free Trade Agreement. “Clinton also urged Congress to act quickly and approved three free- trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama before their summer recess. Combined, she said, they will add tens of

billions of dollars in domestic economic growth each year.” (Ma tthew Lee, “Clinton: Diplomacy Key To Job Creation In US,” The Associated Press , 7/12/11)

However, In A November 2007 Statement, Clinton Said She Would Oppose A Free Trade Agreement With Panama “As Long As The Head Of Panama’s National Assembly Is A Fugiti ve From Justice In America.” “However, I will oppose the pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The South Korean agreement does not create a level playing field for American carmakers. I am very concerned about the history of viol ence against trade unionists in Colombia. And as long as the

head of Panama's National Assembly is a fugitive from justice in America, I cannot support that agreement. Accordingly, I will oppose the trade agreements with these countries.” (Office Of Senato r Hillary Clinton,

“Hillary Clinton Statement on Pending Trade Agreements,” Press Release , 11/8/07)

CLINTON REFUSED TO EXPLAIN HER VOTE AGAINST THE TRADE ACT OF 2002, WHICH WOULD HAVE EXTENDED TR ADE BENEFITS TO ANDEAN COUNTRIES

Clinton Voted Against The Trade Act Of 2002 To Extend Free Trade Provisions To Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, And Peru. “Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would allow special trade promotion authority for cong ressional consideration of trade agreements reached prior to June 1, 2005, and extend duty- free status to certain products from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It also would reauthorize and expand a program to provide retraining assistance to U.S. wor kers hurt by trade agreements, create a 65 percent tax credit for health insurance costs for displaced workers, and authorize

a five - year extension of the Generalized System of Preferences.” (H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #207: Adopted 64 - 34: R 43 - 5; D 20 - 29; I

1 - 0, 8/1/02, Clinton Voted Nay)

Clinton Voted Against The Motion To Waive The Budget Act Against The Conference Report Of The Trade Act Of 2002, Which Would “Renew The President’s Fast - Track Authority And Extend Duty-Free Status To Certain Products From Bolivia , Colombia, Ecuador And Peru.” “Daschle, D - S.D., motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Byrd, D - W.Va., point of order against the conference report on the bill that would renew the president’s fast - track authority and extend duty- free status to certain products from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It also would reauthorize and expand a program to provide retraining assistance to U.S. workers hurt by trade agreements, create a 65 percent tax credit for health insurance costs for displaced workers, and authorize a five - year extension of the Generalized System of Preferences.” (H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #206:

Motion Agreed To 67 - 31: R 44 - 4; D 22 - 27; I 1 - 0, 8/1/02, Clinton Voted Nay)

Clinton Voted Against An Earlier Version Of The Trade Act Of 2002 Th at Contained Even Greater Tax Credits For Displaced U.S. Workers. “Passage of the bill that would extend duty - free status to certain products from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, renew the president’s fast - track authority and reauthorize and expand a program to provide retraining and relocation assistance to U.S. workers hurt by trade agreements. It also would create a refundable 70 percent tax credit for health insurance costs for displaced workers, and authorize a five- year extension of the Generalized System of

Preferences.” (H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #130: Passed 66 - 30: R 41 - 5; D 24 - 25; I 1 - 0, 5/23/02, Clinton Voted Nay)

Clinton “Offered No Explanation” For Her Opposition To The Trade Deal. “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D- N.Y., also voted against the Andean trade bill, but offered no explanation. It marked the first time both New York senators voted against a free trade bill in at least 15 years.” (Douglas Turner, “Bill Would Help

Area Suit Manufacturers,” The Buffalo News , 5/25/02)

BEFORE HER 2008 RUN , CLINTON SUPPORTED A NUMBER OF SMALLER TRADE AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING NORMALIZING TRADE RELATIONS WITH VIETNAM

In 2005, Clinton Said She Had “Voted For Every Trade Agreement That Has Come Before The Senate…” CLINTON: “During my tenure as Senator, I have voted for every trade agreement that has come before the Senate and I believe that properly negotiated trade agreements can increase living standards and foster openness and economic development for all parties.” (Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record , S. 7731, 6/30/05)

In 2006, Clinton Voted For A Trade Agreement With Oman. “Passage of the bill that would implement

a trade agreement between the United States and Oman. It would reduce most tariffs and duties currently affecting trade between the two countries, reduce barriers for services and increase protections for

intellectual property. The pact also would urge each nation to comply with internationally recognized

labor principles.” (H.R. 5684, CQ Vote #250: Adopted 62 - 32: R 49 - 5; D 12 - 27; I 1 - 0, 9/19/06, Clinton Voted Yea)

In 2004, Clinton Voted For A Trade Agreement With Morocco. “Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement that would reduce tariffs and trade barriers between the United States and Morocco. It would make more than 95 percent of bilateral trade in consumer and industrial products duty free immediately, with all remaining tariffs eliminated within nine years. It also would provide for new tariff - rate quotas for U.S. farmers and ranchers of poultry and beef and would reduce tariffs on agricultural products such as sorghum, corn, soybeans and corn and soybean products.” (S. 2677, CQ Vote #159:

Adopted 85 - 13: R 46 - 5; D 38 - 8; I 1 - 0, 7/21/04, Clinton Voted Yea)

In 2004, Clinton Voted For A Trade Agreement With Australia. “Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement that would reduce tariffs and trade barriers between the United States and Australia. It would give all U.S. agricultural exports to Australia immed iate duty - free access, phase out U.S. duties on Australian beef and lamb exports, and slightly increase the current U.S. quota for Australian

dairy exports.” (H.R. 4759, CQ Vote #156: Adopted 80 - 16: R 48 - 2; D 31 - 14; I 1 - 0, 7/15/04, Clinton Voted Yea)

In 2003, Clinton Voted For A Trade Agreement With Chile. “Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement that would reduce tariffs and trade barriers between the United States and Chile. The trade pact would reduce duties and tariffs on agricultur al and textile products and open markets for services. It also would establish intellectual property safeguards and require enforcement of

environmental and labor standards.” (H.R. 2738, CQ Vote #319: Adopted 65 - 32: R 43 - 7; D 22 - 24; I 0 - 1, 7/31/03, Clinton Voted Yea)

In 2003, Clinton Voted For A Trade Agreement With Singapore. “Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement that would reduce tariffs and trade barriers between the United States and Singapore. The agreement would eliminate tariffs on goods and duties on textiles, open markets for services, and establish intellectual property, environmental and labor standards.” (H.R. 2739, CQ Vote #318: Adopted

66 - 32: R 44 - 7; D 22 - 24; I 0 - 1, 7/31/03, Clinton Voted Yea)

In 2001, Clinton Voted With The Majority Of Senators To Normalize Trade Relations With Vietnam. “Passa ge of the joint resolution that would grant annual normal trade relations status to Vietnam. The resolution would allow Vietnamese imports to receive the same tariffs as those of other U.S.

trading partners.” (H. J. Res. 51. CQ Vote #291: Adopted 88 - 12: R 39 - 10; D 48 - 2; I 1 - 0, 10/3/01, Clinton Voted Yea)

During Clinton's Four Years As Secretary Of State, Year - On - Year Trade Deficits With Vietnam Increased By $5.5 Billion, Or Over 50 Percent. ("Trade In Goods With Columbia," U.S. Census Bureau ,

Accessed 6/1/16)

In 2008, The U.S. Trade Deficit With Vietnam Was $10.1 Billion, And Rose To $15.6 Billion

In 2012. ("Trade In Goods With Columbia," U.S. Census Bureau , Accessed 6/1/16)

CLINTON’S POSITION HAS BEEN ALL OVER THE MAP ON FAST - TRACK TRADE AUTHORITY

Despite Serving As Secretary Of State, Clinton Opposed Fast- Track Authority For President Obama, Putting At Risk The Trans - Pacific Partnership’s Existence

In A What Was Viewed As A “Major Break” With President Obama, Clinton Said She “Probably” Wouldn’t Vote For Fast- Trade Authority If She Were Still In The Senate. “In a major break with the White House, Hillary Clinton said Thursday she probably wouldn’t vote for fast- track trade authority if she were still in the Senate. The 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful reasoned that fast - track, or trade promotion authority, is a process vote, and ‘I don’t want to say it’s the s ame thing as [the Trans - Pacific

Partnership],’ she said during an interview with Jon Ralston on Ralston Reports.” (Vicki Needham, “In Break With

Obama, Clinton Won’t Back Fast - Track Trade Bill,” The Hil l , 6/18/15)

Without Trade Promotion Authority Even The “Most Optimistic” Free Trade Advocates Admit The Trans - Pacific Partnership Would Have Had “No Path Forward.” “But unless Congress gran ts Obama trade promotion authority, even the most optimistic free trade advocates admit, the Trans- Pacific

Partnership negotiations have no path forward.” (Eric Bradner, “Hillary Clinton Takes A Stand On Trade – Kind Of,” CNN , 6/15/15)

Clinton’s Running Mate Tim Kaine Supported Fast Track For TPP

On May 22, 2015, Kaine Voted For Cloture On Fast- Track Authority. (H.R. 1314, Roll Call Vote #192 : Cloture Motion

Agreed To 61 - 38, 5/22/15, Kaine Voted Yea)

On May 22, 2015, Kaine Voted For Final Passage Of Fa st -Track Authority. (H.R. 1314, Roll Call Vote #193 : Bill

Passed 62 - 37, 5/22/15, Kaine Voted Yea)

On June 23, 2015, Kaine Voted F or Cloture On Fast -Track Authority. (H.R. 2146, Roll Call Vote #218 : Cloture Motion

Agreed To 60 - 37, 6/23/15, Kaine Voted Yea; CQ Summary, Accessed 10/27/15)

On June 24, 2015 Kaine Again Voted For Fast - Track Authority. (H.R. 2146, Roll Call Vote #219 : Adopte d 60 - 38: R 47 - 5, D

13 - 31, I 0 - 2, 6/24/15, Kaine Voted Yay)

Kaine Said He Supports President Obama Having Trade Promotion Authority, Like Other Presidents Have Had, And Said He Would Support A “Good Deal” On The Trans Pacific Partnership. KAINE: “Well, John , you and I, I think the last time I was on, you and I kinda went back and forth on this one a little bit. I support the President’s ability to try and negotiate trade deals that other presidents have had. That’s the trade promotion authority. And if the p resident and his team can get a good deal with the twelve Pacific Rim nations, this Trans Pacific Partnership, I will be supportive of a good deal. I won’t support a bad deal. I think trade’s gonna happen in this world, and the only issue is does the U.S. write the rules or does China write the rules. And we’ll be better off if we’re writing the rules.” ( The John Fredericks Show ,

6/18/15)

Obama Eventually Received Fast - Track Authority

Obama Received Fa st - Track Authority In June 2015, Despite “Most Of His Party” Opposing The Measure. “The 60 - 38 Senate vote capped weeks of fighting over the trade bill, which pitted Obama against most of his party — including Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.)…Labor unions and liberal Democrats had fought hard against the authority and are likely to now turn their attention toward stopping the Trans - Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade

deal Obama is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.” (Alexander Bolton, “Senate Approves Fast - Track, Sending Trade Bill To White House,” The Hill , 6/24/15)

While A Senator During A Republican Administration, Clinton Voted Against Fast- Track Trade Authority

In The Senate In 2002, Clinton Voted At Least Six Times Against Fast - Track Trade Authority For

President Bush. (S.Admt.3401, CQ Vote #122: Motion Agreed To 68 - 29: R 43 - 5; D 24 - 24; I 1 - 0, 5/22/02, Clinton Voted Nay; H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #130: Passed 66 - 30: R 41 - 5; D 24 - 25; I 1 - 0, 5/23/02, Clinton Voted Nay; H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #198: Motion Agreed To 66 - 33: R 40 - 8; D 25 - 25; I 1 - 0, 7/30/02, Clinton Voted Nay; H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #203: Motion Agreed To 64 - 32: R 43 - 5; D 21 - 27, 8/1/02, Clinton Voted Nay; H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #206: Motion Agreed To 67 - 31: R 44 - 4; D 22 - 27; I 1 - 0, 8/1/02, Clinton Voted Nay; H.R. 3009, CQ Vote #207: Adopted 64 - 34: R 43 - 5; D 20 - 29; I 1 - 0, 8/1 /02, Clinton Voted Nay)

Bush Was Able To Secure Fast-Track Authority In 2002 But It Expired In 2007. “The previous

fast- track bill, in 2002, passed the House by three votes. That authority expired in 2007, but a bill

introduced in January would reauthorize fast- track status for global trade negotiations for four

years.” (William Mauldin and Siobhan Hughes, “Fast - Track Bill’s Path In Congress Gets Bumpier,” The Wall Stree t Journal , 2/5/14)

In 2007, Clinton Said That She Opposed Giving The Bush Administration Fast- Track Authority Because “They Haven’t Been Enforcing The Trade Agreements At All.” CLINTON: “It’s important that we enforce the agreements we have. That’s why I’ve called for a trade prosecutor, to make sure that we do enforce them. The Bush administration has been totally missing in action. They haven’t been enforcing the trade agreements at all. It’s important that we have good information to make judgments. And when I looked at some of the trade agreements that the Bush administration sent our way, I voted against CAFTA. I don’t want to give fast- track authority to this president.” (Sen. Hillary Clinton, AFL - CIO Democratic Candidates

Forum , Chicago, Il, 8/8/07)

In 2003, Clinton Said She Had Concerns About Giving President Bush Fast Track Authority Because They Would Be “Unable To Fix” Provisions Within The Agreements . CLINTON: “I will be supporting Senator Leahy’s legislation to deny fast - track procedures to trade agreements that include immigration provisions. As you know, I voted against granting Trade Promotion Authority to the President and I believe the inclusion of these immigration provisions provides an example of my concerns about providing the President with Trade Promotion Authority. Despite bipartisan concerns about these provisions, Trade Promotion Authority means that we are unable to fix it.”

(Sen. Hilla ry Clinton, Congressional Record , 7/31/03, S. 10579)

However, As First Lady Clinton Attacked The Business Community For Not Supporting The Same Authority During The Clinton Administration

In 1998, Clinton Scolded The Business Community For Very Limited And Ineffective Effort On Behalf Of Fast - Track Trade Authority. CLINTON: “There was a very effective business effort in the United States on behalf of NAFTA. There was a very limited and ineffective effort on behalf of fast track. I don’t know all the reasons for that. Some of them suggested, but I have no basis for any first - hand knowledge or any analysis that I find convincing. The bottom line is, however, that no one in Congress felt any particular pressure, or demand, by any business interest about giving the President the authority that

other presidents have had to negotiate trade agreements.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 2/2/98)

Based On Their Efforts On Fast-Track Authority, Clinton Complained That Business Interest In America “Care About Opening Markets Around The World.” CLINTON: “Now again, I have to conclude that either American business doesn’t care about opening markets around the world -- but I find that very hard to believe -- or they feel that their involvement in politics is something that they wish to minimize or steer clear of and don’t want to become participants in any effort to pass such legislation, or some other reason that I have yet to understand. But the effect was the same.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The Annual

Meeting of the World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 2/2/98 )

Clinton ’s Remarks Were “Toughly Worded” Against The Business Community “Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a toughly worded speech here Monday, said American business leaders had neglected their own interests by failing to support ‘fast- track’ trade negotiating power for her

husband.” (“Hillary Clinton Lectures In Davos,” The New York Times , 2/3/98)

CLINTON ADVOCATED USING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS TO CREATE AN “ECONOMIC NATO” WITH THE EUROPE AN UNION, DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM LABOR

In 2012, Clinton Said She Was Discussing A Free Trade Agreement With The EU. CLINTON: “That’s why we are discussing possible negotiations with the European Union for a comprehensive agreement that would increase trad e and spur growth on both sides of the Atlantic. We have more work to do, including addressing longstanding barriers to trade and market access, but if we work at it and if we get this right, an agreement that opens markets and liberalizes trade would shor e up our global

competitiveness for the next century, creating jobs and generating hundreds of billions of dollars for our economies. So I hope we will continue working to find a way forward and make stronger trade and investment ties a major strategic goal of our transatlantic alliance.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The Brookings Institution ,

Washington, D.C., 11/29/12)

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius: Clinton Spoke Optimistically Of Free Trade Agreements With The European Union While Secretary Of State, Envisioning An “Economic NATO.” “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tipped the U.S. hand on Nov. 29 when she said at the Brookings Insti tution, ‘We are discussing possible negotiations with the European Union for a comprehensive agreement that would increase trade and spur growth on both sides of the Atlantic.’ She noted the ‘long - standing barriers to trade and market access’ that would ha ve to be removed to make any such deal possible, such as the European Union's protectionist agricultural rules. Clinton is said to envision an ‘economic NATO’ - a comprehensive agreement covering trade

in goods, services, investment and agriculture.” (Davi d Ignatius, “Meet ‘TAFTA’: An Economic NATO,” The Washington Post ,

12/5/12)

Because Of Barri ers That Have Emerged Behind Borders, Clinton Said The U.S. Needed To Move Toward A Comprehensive Trade Agreement With The European Union. CLINTON: “In the face of rising challenges to our shared economic model and the growth of barriers to trade that have emerged not at borders, but behind them, we need to continue to promote a rules - based order of open, free, transparent, and fair competition in the global marketplace. That’s why we are discussing possible negotiations with the European Union for a compre hensive agreement that would increase trade and

spur growth on both sides of the Atlantic.” (Hillary Clinton, “A Statesman’s Forum With Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton,” Brookings Institution , Washington, D.C., 11/29/12)

Clinton Said The U.S. Needs To Move Beyond Most Favored Nation Status With The EU. CLINTON: “But despite that progress, the United States remains one of only a handful of WTO members not to move beyond most favored nation status with the EU. We need to do better.” (Hillary

Clinton, “A Statesman’s Forum With Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton,” Brookings Institution , Washington, D.C., 11/29/12)

Clinton: “So I Hope We Will Continue Working To Find A Way Forward And Mark Stronger Trade And Investment Ties A Major Strategic Goal Of Our Transatlantic Alliance.” CLINTON: “So I hope we will continue working to find a way forward and make stronger trade and investment ties a major

strategic goal of our transatlantic alliance. Now, the path ahead for Europe and for our partnership will not be an easy one, but I’m confident that we will o nce again do what is necessary because we have done

it so many times before. (Hillary Clinton, “A Statesman’s Forum With Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton,” Brookings Institution , Washington, D.C.,

11/29/12)

Big Labor Has Attacked A Proposed Trade Agreement With The European Union

The AFL- CIO Came Out Against Using A Trade Agreement With The European Union (EU), Claiming It Would “Deregulate Or Driv e Down” Europe’s High Standards That Protect Families And The Environment. “And in many respects, the European nations’ social programs to protect families and the

environment exceed those of U.S. laws and regulations — and any U.S.- EU agreement must not be used as

a tool to deregulate or drive down these higher standards. If that is the goal, working families of both

regions will pay the price.” (“U.S. - EU Free Trade Agreement (TTIP),” AFL - CIO , Accessed 11/24/14)

The AFL- CIO Warned Against A “Status Quo Approach” To A Free Trade Agreement With The EU. “However, it is important for there to be a new approac h to this agreement: the status quo approach to