Clinton and Obama Pushed the Trade Deal That Made the Panama Papers Scandal Possible

By Natasha Noman | Mic


The Panama Papers may spell disaster for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. As it turns out, the then-Secretary of State and President Barack Obama supported the trade deal that made the whole thing possible.

The papers consist of more than 11.5 million documents from the world's fourth biggest offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama, accounting for one of the largest document leaks in history. They were obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung — it subsequently shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists before they made their way to major news organizations like the BBC and the Guardian — and expose the shady dealings and tax evasion of the world's richest.

Clinton and Obama supported the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, which came into effect in 2012 and facilitated many of the most outraging revelations from the Panama Papers, such as offshore accounts for huge corporations and tax loopholes for America's wealthiest.

To make matters worse for Clinton, Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders warned against the agreement in October 2011, in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor.

“Panama is a world leader when it comes to allowing wealthy Americans and large corporations to evade U.S. taxes by stashing their cash in offshore tax havens,” Sanders said of the proposed agreement. “The Panama Free Trade Agreement would make this situation much worse.”

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  1. 10203656766738341@facebook.com' Karolyn Rice says:

    my comment is: send pictures or it didn’t happen.

  2. 228811293937291@facebook.com' Awake News says:

    W.W.T.F.F.D.? What Would The Founding Fathers DO?

    • 466374240238394@facebook.com' Philly Blunt says:

      Lol this is the system they setup! Find information outside the propaganda machine known as, “the educational system” of the USinc. Then maybe you’d understand who the “founding father’s” truly were.

    • 10153941923784543@facebook.com' Lorrie Holmes says:

      Roll over in their graves

  3. 1140982002597938@facebook.com' Loyd Hawkins says:

    The banking laws and corporate laws of Panama have been in existence much longer than the Panama Free Trade Agreement. One has little to do with the other.

  4. 1271248179567278@facebook.com' Susan Earp Daulton says:

    This is bull..If dumb ass Americans would pay attention to bills going across the table, we wouldnt be where we are at today..Its Americans fault for not watching over their senators

  5. 852391808214778@facebook.com' Ewa Garus says:

    Sanders was very much against the trade deal from the start. He warned Americans that it will make tax invasion for the rich much easier.

  6. 10153629651195609@facebook.com' Dyann Manning says:

    Scott Zank.. you mentioned

  7. 2013530425538725@facebook.com' Warren Gene Gilfus says:

    Can’t discuss when I or probably many others don’t have all the information and probably never will!

  8. 10207135250152631@facebook.com' Elva Rosas says:

    …dubious news from a site that promotes articles like: “Learn 9 signs of sexual repression, and how to rise beyond it. ” and states, “may spell disaster…” rather read The Onion…

  9. 10154072533452223@facebook.com' Marte Martin says:

    These documents are NOT secret. They ARE a matter of Public Record. Here are truthful facts most people do not know… but should.

    1. The IRS is Not a US government agency. It is an agency of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) (Diversified Metal Products v I.R.S et al. CV-93-405E-EJE U.S.D.C.D.I., Public Law 94-564, Senate report 94-1148 pg. 5967, Reorganization Plan No. 26, Public Law 102-391)

    2. The IMF (International Monetary Fund) is an agency of the U.N. (Black’s Law Dictionary 6th Ed. page 816)

    3. The United States has NOT had a Treasury since 1921 (41 Stat. Ch 214 page 654)

    4. The U.S. Treasury is now the IMF (International Monetary Fund) (Presidential Documents Volume 24-No. 4 page 113, 22 U.S.C. 285-2887)

    5. The United States does not have any employees because there is no longer a United States! No more reorganizations. After over 200 years of bankruptcy it is finally over. (Executive Order 12803)

    6. The FCC, CIA, FBI, NASA and all of the other alphabet gangs were never part of the U.S. government, even though the “U.S. Government” held stock in the agencies. (U.S. v Strang, 254 US491 Lewis v. US, 680 F.2nd, 1239)

    7. Social Security Numbers are issued by the U.N. through the IMF (International Monetary Fund). The application for a Social Security Number is the SS5 Form. The Department of the Treasury (IMF) issues the SS5 forms and not the Social Security Administration. The new SS5 forms do not state who publishes them while the old form states they are “Department of the Treasury”. (20 CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) Chap. 111 Subpart B. 422.103 (b))

    8. There are NO Judicial Courts in America and have not been since 1789. Judges do not enforce Statutes and Codes. Executive Administrators enforce Statutes and Codes. (FRC v. GE 281 US 464 Keller v. PE 261 US 428, 1 Stat 138-178)

    9. There have NOT been any judges in America since 1789. There have just been administrators. (FRC v. GE 281 US 464 Keller v. PE 261 US 428 1 Stat. 138-178)

    10. According to GATT (The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) you MUST have a Social Security number. (House Report (103-826)

    11. New York City is defined in Federal Regulations as the United Nations. Rudolph Guiliani stated on C-Span that “New York City is the capital of the World.” For once, he told the truth. (20 CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) Chap. 111, subpart B 44.103 (b) (2) (2) )

    12. Social Security is not insurance or a contract, nor is there a Trust Fund. (Helvering v. Davis 301 US 619 Steward Co. v. Davis 301 US 548)

    13. Your Social Security check comes directly from the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which is an agency of the United Nations. (It says “U.S. Department of Treasury” at the top left corner, which again is part of the U.N. as pointed out above)

    14.You own NO property!!! Slaves can’t own property. Read carefully the Deed to the property you think is yours. You are listed as a TENANT. (Senate Document 43, 73rd Congress 1st Session)

    15. The most powerful court in America is NOT the United States Supreme court, but rather the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. (42 PA. C.S.A. 502)

    16. The King of England financially backed both sides of the American Revolutionary War.. (Treaty of Versailles-July 16, 1782 Treaty of Peace 8 Stat 80)

    17. You CANNOT use the U.S. Constitution to defend yourself because you are NOT a party to it! The U.S. Constitution applies to the CORPORATION OF THE UNITED STATES, a privately owned and operated corporation (headquartered out of Washington, DC) much like IBM (International Business Machines, Microsoft, et al) and NOT to the people of the sovereign Republic of the united States of America. (Padelford Fay & Co. v The Mayor and Alderman of the City of Savannah 14 Georgia 438, 520)

    18. America is a British Colony. The United States is a corporation, not a land mass and it existed before the Revolutionary War and the British Troops did not leave until 1796 (Republica v. Sweers 1 Dallas 43, Treaty of Commerce 8 Stat 116, Treaty of Peace 8 Stat 80, IRS Publication 6209, Articles of Association October 20, 1774)

    19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVsMUpPgdT0

    20. Britain is owned by the Vatican. (Treaty of 1213)

    21. The Pope can abolish any law in the United States (Elements of Ecclesiastical Law Vol. 1, 53-54)

    22. A 1040 Form is for tribute paid to Britain (IRS Publication 6209)

    23. The Pope claims to own the entire planet through the laws of conquest and discovery. (Papal Bulls of 1495 & 1493)

    24. The Pope has ordered the genocide and enslavement of millions of people.(Papal Bulls of 1455 & 1493)

    25. The Pope’s laws are obligatory on everyone. (Bened. XIV., De Syn. Dioec, lib, ix, c. vii, n. 4. Prati, 1844 Syllabus Prop 28, 29, 44)

    26. We are slaves and own absolutely nothing, NOT even what we think are our children. (Tillman vs. Roberts 108 So. 62, Van Koten vs. Van Koten 154 N.E. 146, Senate Document 438 73rd Congress 1st Session, Wynehammer v. People 13 N.Y. REP 378, 481)

    27. Military dictator George Washington divided up the States (Estates) in to Districts (Messages and papers of the Presidents Volume 1 page 99 1828 Dictionary of Estate)

    28. “The People” does NOT include you and me. (Barron vs. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore 32 U.S. 243)

    29. It is NOT the duty of the police to protect you. Their job is to protect THE CORPORATION and arrest code breakers. (SAPP vs. Tallahassee, 348 So. 2nd. 363, REiff vs. City of Phila. 477 F. 1262, Lynch vs. NC Dept. of Justice 376 S.E. 2nd. 247)

    30. Every thing in the “United States” is up for sale: bridges, roads, water, schools, hospitals, prisons, airports, etc, etc… Did anybody take time to check who bought Klamath Lake?? (Executive Order 12803)

    31. “We are human capital” (Executive Order 13037) The world cabal makes money off of the use of your signatures on mortgages, car loans, credit cards, your social security number, etc.

    32. The U.N. – United Nations – has financed the operations of the United States government (the corporation of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) for over 50 years (U.S. Department of Treasury is part of the U.N. see above) and now owns every man, woman and child in America. The U.N. also holds all of the land of America in Fee Simple.

  10. 955566527819782@facebook.com' Ian Abdul-Halim says:

    P.L.E.A.S.E E E E E E! Give me a fucking break with your muddy Conspiracies????????????????????????????????????

  11. 10207448125434941@facebook.com' Rety Bruce says:

    “A system that is characterized more and more by legalized bribery and normalized corruption. That’s what big money does to politics. And the Clinton machine is an example of that.” https://www.salon.com/2016/02/29/cornel_west_lashes_out_at_civil_rights_icons_after_bernie_sanders_suffers_resounding_south_carolina_defeat/
    “The Corporate Socialism” that is reflected in all areas; MEDIA, banks, oil, health, military, education, prisons, politics, Monsanto, Walmart, The Gates Foundation A very corrupted SYSTEM. No morals, no ethics no checks and balances!
    1. Tax Breaks for obscene CEO bonuses ($7 billion/year)
    2. Tax cuts for luxury corporate jets ($300 million/year)
    3. Big oil subsidies ($37.5 billion/year)
    4. Pharmaceutical subsidies ($270 billion/year)
    5. Capital gains tax breaks ($51 billion/year)
    6. Corporate tax subsidies from state and local governments ($80.4 billion/year)
    7. Handouts to Big Ag ($18 billion/year)
    8. Welfare for Wall Street ($83 billion/year)
    9. Export-Import bank subsidies ($112 billion)
    10. Federal contracts for the top 200 biggest companies ($880 billion/year)

  12. 10206472480752037@facebook.com' Noel A. Vandiver Sr. says:


  13. 1242902569071003@facebook.com' Stella Heath says:

    That’s a sneaky way to incriminate Sanders by association! ?

  14. 10154098607019989@facebook.com' Bheka N Shambira says:

    Why is Malawi currency bearing Obama’s potrait?

  15. 489023144602007@facebook.com' Patty Monk says:

    Dean Kroh:-)

  16. 10204904286201493@facebook.com' Vetta Marie Thompson says:


  17. 481195588736890@facebook.com' Mike Greatorex says:

    Nothing will happen ,to many rich socialists protecting them.

  18. 837907679656846@facebook.com' Lois E Dolan says:

    No one listened to Bernie then but they are listening now……now lets do something about these criminals……

  19. 10156738147170720@facebook.com' Alicia Watts says:

    MM isn’t even mentioning it. Sad

  20. 1641116086145097@facebook.com' Alex Noda says:

    What else is new.

  21. 199573033767572@facebook.com' Cuben Monk Chin says:

    You can’t blame the guy for everything did everyone forget free will people have a mind of there own

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