Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Obama's was the least transperent administration in history

AP: The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.

For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested.

And it set records for outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records who had asked the government to waive search and copy fees.

Link to read the whole thing. Via twitter

8 comments:

bagoh20 said...

What use could you make of these files? You little people don't understand lightwork!

chickelit said...

Hillary would have been much worse!

Trooper York said...

I hope that President Trump releases all of these files. That is one of the most important things for him do.

Declassify everything. Put it out there. They started with the IRS documents that they suddenly "Found." I hope there is a lot more to come.

Chip Ahoy said...

Trans-parent.

edutcher said...

And it was scandal-free, too.

edutcher said...

Speaking of scandal-free, did you know The Donald is more popular than Paul Ryan in Ryan's home district?

Consider the possibilities.

Leland said...

I suspect that was all news for the current minority.

AprilApple said...

I do love that wikileaks gave us the transparency Hillary promised.

Who killed Seth Rich?