Panama Papers: Clinton Fought Hard For Corrupt Trade Agreement While Bernie Fought Against It

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Hillary Clinton Banks Wall StreetAt a time when anger is surging over the gap between the wealthy elite and the tax-burdened middle class, the controversy over the Panama Papers will no doubt fire up voters in the U.S. presidential election, and especially the battle for the Democratic nomination.

Hillary Clinton is perceived as part of the global elite, and it is this same global elite who are under fire for hiding vast amounts of wealth in tax avoidance schemes. Clinton also pushed for a trade agreement with the country at the center of the scandal, Panama; a trade agreement Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders argued against.

The fallout continues worldwide after a leak of 11.5 million documents from the Panamian law firm and offshore investment company Mossack Fonseca, that allegedly show politicians, world leaders, and celebrities hiding millions in secret offshore tax shelters and using offshore accounts to skirt tax laws.

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