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Obama Steps Up Censoring, Withholding of Info
« on: March 27, 2014, 03:37:13 PM »

by KEITH KOFFLER on MARCH 27, 2014, 10:01 AM

Five years after he promised to preside over the most transparent administration in history, President Obama’s agencies are censoring and withholding more information than ever, blocking Freedom of Information Act requests at a record pace.

According to the Associated Press:

The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The administration cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy. Most agencies also took longer to answer records requests, the analysis found.

Note below how while “fully granted” FOIA requests have remained roughly the same, both the number that were censored and denied have risen.

Note also that Obama’s rejections and censoring of FOIA requests far outpaces that of George W. Bush in 2008. Remember all the Democratic outrage about the secretive Bush-Cheney cabal?
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