The president who came to office claiming he would have the most open and transparent presidency in history is now denying or slowing Freedom of Information Act requests for documents at an unprecedented rate.
In 1966, Congress passed the Freedom of Information Act, a law giving the public and journalists access to government documents in an effort to bring more transparency to our government. It is this law that Obama’s federal government is increasingly circumventing.
Reporters from coast to coast are discovering that the federal government has slowed the release of documents to a crawl in a de facto denial of their release. As one reporter put it in The Washington Post, “They know that to delay is to deny… They know we have to move on to other stories.” Continue>>>