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Government Watchdog Sues 11 of Obama’s Departments and White House Counsel

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Cause of Action Institute is suing 11 of Obama’s departments and his White House lawyer for impeding FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests in violation of federal law.  The major problem is that the Obama caliphate has interfered in FOIA requests, which is not allowed under the law.  In 2009, Obama’s first year as dictator, his White House sent out a memo to all government departments telling them that all requests had to be sent to the White House for approval.

From the Associated Press:

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

The government’s own figures from 99 federal agencies covering six years show that halfway through its second term, the administration has made few meaningful improvements in the way it releases records. In category after category — except for reducing numbers of old requests and a slight increase in how often it waived copying fees — the government’s efforts to be more open about its activities last year were their worst since President Barack Obama took office.

And five years after Obama directed agencies to less frequently invoke a “deliberative process” exception to withhold materials describing decision-making behind the scenes, the government did it anyway, a record 81,752 times.

Only six agencies are responsible for more than 92 percent of the overall backlog, said DOJ:

  • Homeland Security Department (103,480)
  • State Department (10,045)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (9,361)
  • Justice Department (8,939)
  • Defense Department (8,444)
  • Health and Human Services Department (7,195)

At the current rate that the courts are holding Obama accountable for his illegal actions, Obama will no longer be in office when the case is settled.

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