If the only way the American public can find out about what the U.S. trade representative is negotiating in our name is because Wikileaks has released the documents, they're not being transparent.
USTR Thinks A Non-Transparent 'Public Interest' Committee Will Mollify Critics; It Won't
February 20, 2014

Via Techdirt:

We've been pointing out for years how the US Trade Representative is creating all sorts of problems for itself by its insistence on secretly negotiating trade agreements, in which only industry insiders and lobbyists are a part of the process and have access to the documents. The USTR has ridiculously tried to argue that it's transparent because it will meet with anyone who asks, never acknowledging that hearing from people is quite different from sharing what the USTR is actually negotiating in our name. As we've said before, if the only way the American public can find out about what the US...

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