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Fri May 22, 2015, 05:04 AM

 

Open Secrets: Hillary Clinton, Morgan Stanley and TPP: A free trade triumvirate?

As pressure increases for 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton to say where she stands on the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, her ties to avid TPP supporters won’t escape notice.

One glaring example: A linked trifecta consisting of the TPP, the mega-investment firm Morgan Stanley, and the Clinton family that involves campaign contributions, former members of Bill Clinton’s administration and large donations to the Clintons’ foundation.

Morgan Stanley is one of many U.S. companies supporting the TPP. It’s a member of the U.S. Business Coalition for TPP, and since 2013 the firm has lobbied on issues pertaining to the agreement. According to reports filed by the company and its lobbyists, Morgan Stanley spent $4.04 million in 2013, $4.82 million in 2014 and $530,000 in 2015 (thus far) lobbying on a slew of issues, including TPP. Lobbying disclosure rules don’t require a breakdown of how much is spent on any particular matter, so it’s impossible to know exactly how much of Morgan Stanley’s budget was devoted to the pending deal.

Morgan Stanley’s role in the Clinton orbit is multifaceted. Thomas R. Nides, the firm’s current vice president, was deputy secretary of state for management under Clinton and is considered a close confidant, though he won’t be taking up a formal role in her 2016 campaign. Nides was also Morgan Stanley’s chief operating and administrative officer prior to joining the State Department, and served as chief-of-staff to former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor in the 1990s.

Then there are two prominent alumni of former President Bill Clinton’s administration who serve on Morgan Stanley’s board of directors: Erskine Bowles (its lead director) and Laura Tyson.

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http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2015/05/hillary-clinton-morgan-stanley-and-tpp-a-free-trade-triumvirate/

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stonecutter357 May 2015 #1
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djean111 May 2015 #4
MineralMan May 2015 #5
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DemocratSinceBirth May 2015 #9
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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:03 AM

1. .

tell tom hi.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:10 AM

2. wow. you can type out three single syllable words! I wondered if you had it in you.

 



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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:29 AM

4. It is kinda amusing that some of HRC's supporters mostly communicate with smilies.

 

So compelling.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:03 AM

5. You can do better than that, cali.

I'm sure of it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:20 AM

11. you are delightfully transparent, mineral

 

My response to a poster who prior to this momentous occasion, has made it his/her practice, to post nothing but the tin foil smilie in my threads repeatedly, is quite apropos. surely, you, mineral, can improve the quality of your petulant and petty sniping.

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Response to cali (Reply #11)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:26 AM

12. Transparency is important to me.

So, I'll just continue to use it in my posts, instead of marginal personal attacks.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:31 AM

13. please your initial comment to me in this thread was a personal

 

attack, and a passive aggressive one at that. but continue with your habit of patting yourself on the back and waving your self-perceived moral superiority around.

I find it ironic.

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Response to cali (Reply #13)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:40 AM

14. It was in no way a personal attack.

If you think it was, you can certainly alert on it. But saying that you can do better with a reply is not an attack in any way. It is merely a recognition of your skills at expressing yourself and of disappointment that you did not use them.

Irony is a funny thing.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:25 AM

3. ^

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:06 AM

6. How about a permanent livestream to Fox.

They are on a campaign against Hillary too.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:09 AM

7. They just had Peter King on and he's trying to find a Sid Blumenthal- HRC-Benghazi angle./NT

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #7)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:12 AM

8. That's what they do---all day, every freaking day. Familiar?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #8)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:15 AM

9. Megyn Kelley had Bill Burton on her show

He told her that if HRC keeps talking to the people and the Republicans keep talking about her they are going to lose, sound familiar?


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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #9)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:17 AM

10. No, it's actually unfamiliar as Fox trashes Hillary all day long.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 12:53 PM

15. When did Open Secrets become a RW source?

OB smiley communications:



Personally I'm more concerned with the speaker's fees.

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