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Amid Panama leaks, White House says U.S. values transparency

Monday, April 04, 2016 - 01:11

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the U.S. values greater transparency in international financial transactions following the lead of the ''Panama Papers.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The United States values greater transparency in international financial transactions, the White House said on Monday, following the leak of the "Panama papers" revealing offshore financial arrangements of global politicians and public figures. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said while he had no specific comment on the leaked papers from the Panamanian law firm, "greater transparency allows us to root out corruption," adding that the U.S. Justice and Treasury Departments will continue to be focused on financial corruption.

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Amid Panama leaks, White House says U.S. values transparency

Monday, April 04, 2016 - 01:11