Monday, December 7, 2009
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Despite his promises for the "most transparent presidency" ever, the Obama administration continues to stonewall on issues large and small ("separation of powers" to prevent the Whitehouse social secretary from explaining a major security breach?). Individuals and media outlets have had to file FOIA lawsuits to pry basic information from this Whitehouse, and "closed door" meetings are now the rule - including today's meeting on "government openness."
We believe that Obama is using a very specific and misleading definition of "transparency" which was suggested by his Loophole Czar...but we can't prove it unless our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit forces the Whitehouse to comment.