Skip to comments.Emails directly link White House to secret transparency meeting
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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This administration was for transparency before they were against it....
What is a “secret transparency” meeting?
Is that anything like a closed open house?
OXY MAROON, like giant shrimp.
I simply adore the phrase “secret transparency meeting”. It is so 21st century.
Or Senate Intelligence Committee
Wonder if Brian Williams will run this.
He usually likes irony in a story...
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“secret transparency meeting” The jokes just write themselves. But they’re no longer as funny.
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