What We’re Seeking:
- Calendars, meeting invitations, talking points, and communications from U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and their aides.
- Communications between top trade officials at USTR and the Department of Commerce with lobbyists and special interest groups.
- Negotiations and communications with top Canadian and Mexican trade negotiators.
- Communications with Trump administration allies, including DC interest groups, governors and Breitbart News.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and pledged to renegotiate it to benefit American workers and businesses, promising ‘the best negotiators’ and the ‘best deal’. The deal that ultimately emerged, the USMCA, left many unanswered questions about the administration’s real priorities during the negotiations.