One of the biggest concerns raised by critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is that it could lead to a gutting of important financial reform laws in the United States—rules put in place to ensure the big banks can’t crash the economy yet again.
Lead TPP negotiator Michael Froman is trying to assure the American public that isn’t true. But Michael Froman is himself a former executive at banking giant Citigroup.
And that’s not all. As Rootstrikers writes:
“While he helped staff the Obama Administration with bank-friendly officials as a senior member of the 2008 presidential transition team, [Froman] was still getting a salary from Citigroup – all while Citigroup was making history with history-shattering bailouts. Then he got a golden parachute worth millions from the bank when he went into government.”
If Michael Froman has nothing to hide, he should have no problem releasing all records of emails and other correspondence between himself and representatives of the 10 largest Wall Street banks while you have served in the U.S. Trade Representative position. That’s why today, The Other 98% joined with Rootstrikers and other organizations calling on Michael Froman to do just that.
Will you join us in our call?
Sign the petition: Tell Michael Froman to let the American public know what he’s been privately telling big banks while he has served as U.S. Trade Representative.