It's a shame, however, that the United States public gets caught in a hurricane of lies and deceit as a result.
I'm somewhat familiar with it. It's a nonpartisan think tank organization; from what I gather much of their discussions are left confidential.
Why do you say the government's job is to lie, unless you are joking? IMO, it is what they do but it is not their job. Their job is to serve the people. Even, the people own the government.
A nonpartisan think tank sounds rather benign. And it is intended to. Hillary Clinton said that it is where she gets told what to do in regards to foreign policy. People might say, so what? Well, we do not elect the members, as you said, their discussions are left confidential, so Hillary who is our representative, just as an example, does not follow her own values when functioning in her position, but the values of the CFR. Non-partisan only means that both are equally being corrupted in the same way.