Skip to comments.Former Organizing for America staffer interfered with FOIA requests Department Homeland Security
Posted on 03/30/2011 7:00:15 AM PDT by opentalk
New emails and testimony from Department of Homeland Security FOIA officer Catherine Papoi reveal that a former Obama campaign staffer repeatedly asked Papoi and her team to redact portions of politically sensitive documents, as well as portions of documents that were already publicly available.
Papoi, who came under fire at DHS for complaining that sensitive FOIA requests were being vetted by political employees, testified on March 3 that Willard Clint Carte, a DHS attorney with the title of confidential assistant, attempted to block a FOIA request for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitanos calendar in which Napolitanos secretary had referred to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Senator Clinton. According to Papois testimony, Carte asked that Clintons title be changed on the calendar in order to spare the department embarrassment.
...But Carte, a graduate of West Virginia University Law School, isnt just an attorney. According to a campaign database maintained by George Washington University, Carte served as the new media director for Obama For America, Obamas general election campaign group in West Virginia. Carte also appears as an administrator of several groups hosted on Organizing for Americas website, including West Virginians for Obama, Marshall University Students for Barack Obama, In Support of Change, and others.
Papois testimony and emails revealed a second conflict with Carte.
According to emails obtained by The Daily Caller, Carte wanted to redact information from a FOIA request filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch.
...Papoi claims that she was demoted within DHS for raising concerns about the FOIA process.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
--Former Organizing for America staffer interfered with FOIA requests at Department of Homeland Security
I’m shocked. This from the most transparent administration in US history. Shocked I tell you.
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Good article on this subject,
Chart regarding each agency and requests. Don’t know how reliable it is.
How much proof do we need?
Report Accuses Obama DHS of Witness Tampering and Attempted Document Theft
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