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Emails directly link White House to secret transparency meeting
Daily Caller ^
| Jordan Bloom
Posted on 10/18/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT by Nachum
Act (FOIA) request by government watchdog group Judicial Watch suggest that the White House had direct involvement in shutting a transparency hearing to the press.
Please dont have them reach out to any reporters before I clear [with White House] press, wrote White House Deputy Associate Counsel Blake Roberts to the Office of Information Policy (OIP), about what should have been a fairly noncontroversial training session.
The workshop was conducted by the OIP for Department of Justice employees on FOIA compliance procedures.
Another email, from DOJ Press Release Deputy Director Gina Talamona to the OIP and the attorney generals office, says after talking with
[then-Assistant White House Press Secretary] Ben Labolt, the decision is that the training will be closed to the press.
And if holding a secretive, closed-door meeting on government transparency makes the Obama administrations open-government rhetoric seem a bit insincere, the irony was not lost on the transparency advocates.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emails; link; meeting; open; transparency; transparent
posted on 10/18/2011 12:37:12 PM PDT
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posted on 10/18/2011 12:37:54 PM PDT
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This administration was for transparency before they were against it....
posted on 10/18/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT
by oust the louse
(Obama approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.)
What is a “secret transparency” meeting?
Is that anything like a closed open house?
posted on 10/18/2011 12:39:49 PM PDT
(Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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posted on 10/18/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT
(Barry...above his poi grade.)
I simply adore the phrase “secret transparency meeting”. It is so 21st century.
posted on 10/18/2011 12:41:48 PM PDT
Or Senate Intelligence Committee
posted on 10/18/2011 12:43:49 PM PDT
("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
Wonder if Brian Williams will run this.
He usually likes irony in a story...
Secret transparency? Is that like when you had to use an overhead projector to give a classified presentation to the Defense Department?
posted on 10/18/2011 12:54:35 PM PDT
(Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
Obama WH Orders Secret Meet To Avoid FOID
Head #2nd choice
WH Does No Peek Meet On FOID Seek
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posted on 10/18/2011 12:57:40 PM PDT
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“secret transparency meeting” The jokes just write themselves. But they’re no longer as funny.
posted on 10/18/2011 1:03:39 PM PDT
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More like....OXY MORON
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