We are about to go through one of the most important elections of our time.
As Obama’s time in Washington draws to a much-needed close, the Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to hold onto their power. The President is pushing as many reckless measures as possible to protect his legacy, regardless of due process or the law.
He’s also fighting hard to make sure his broken policies are maintained by the next president.
Although we all know how much Obama and Clinton hate each other, she is his best chance at protecting his legacy. So it will come as no surprise that he’s blocking key documents from being released, documents that could cast the former Secretary of State in a very negative light.
Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review — at least not until after the election. The Obama administration abruptly blocked the release of Clinton’s State Department correspondence about the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after first saying it expected to produce the emails this spring.
Clinton’s shifting positions on the TPP have been a source of controversy during the campaign: She repeatedly promoted the deal as secretary of state but then in 2015 said, “I did not work on TPP,” even though some leaked State Department cables show that her agency was involved in diplomatic discussions about the pact. Under pressure from her Democratic primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, Clinton announced in October that she now opposes the deal — and has disputed that she ever fully backed it in the first place.
Crooked Hillary will shift her stance as much as she pleases, as long as it makes her look good. The controversial trade deal is one of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign agendas. He has promised to fix the U.S. economy by, among other things, ending bad deals with other nations. If he can prove Clinton was in support of the TPP, it will do serious damage to her reputation.
The block by Obama is hypocritical and pathetic. But all’s not lost, the Trump campaign has contacted the State Department, demanding the emails be released. Trump has a way of getting what he wants, so don’t be surprised if those emails are released sooner rather than later.