The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has said that they will release the names of the people involved in the Panama Papers today. They will be withholding the actual documents, which include everything from copies of passports, telephone numbers, Mossack Fonseca’s internal emails, and, in some cases, financial records. Material that will not be included in Monday’s release will remain available only to the ICIJ and its journalist partners.
The glaring question to emerge has been whether they are hiding documents and names that lead to people like the Clintons and their friends. All of the political releases, so far, have been on one side of the political aisle. Will the ICIJ really release the names without political consideration? Lawyers use lawyers. Look at Hillary’s cattle futures deals. Her slush fund, which they pretend is a charity, took in almost $150 million and gave out just $9 million. The dealings of the Clintons have long been considered shady. It will be interesting to see if anyone on the left is contained in this release.