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WASHINGTON — The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office.
The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.
But the timing of the move raised eyebrows among transparency advocates, coming on National Freedom of Information Day and during a national debate over the preservation of Obama administration records. It's also Sunshine Week, an effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency.
originally posted by: newWorldSamurai
The bureaucrats running the two-party system will now only produce administrations like this. It will stay this way until something drastic happens. I understand not wanting to vote anymore and just moving to the hills.
originally posted by: here4this
Wait , He did promise the most transparent government ever . He won a Nobel Peace prize (before he took office) based partially on that promise. Also , did he not win a transparency in government award (just shortly after he was sworn in) (under closed doors) ?
How could this be ? Say it aint so OP
originally posted by: projectvxn
Its not the administration's right or legal power to do so. They are required to obey and enforce the law.
originally posted by: raymundoko
I can't believe I voted for this guy in 2008