This could be said almost daily:
Man, the most transparent administration in history strikes again. https://t.co/wJehxRiHsL
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 30, 2016
Judicial Watch has been a thorn in the side of the administration led by the president who laughingly promised to run the most transparent White House in history. Team Obama doesn’t seem to appreciate having their transparency bluff called:
Obama operatives stripped Judical Watch of 'media' status, overcharged for FOIA requests – Washington Times https://t.co/PUUOSfc9JR
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) September 30, 2016
From the Washington Times:
Political operatives within the Obama administration wrongly punished conservative legal group Judicial Watch, stripping it of “media” status and trying to force it to pay higher fees for its open records requests, the General Services Administration inspector general said in a letter released Thursday.
The GSA botched several high-profile open records requests, delaying them for months while political appointees got involved, Inspector General Carol F. Ochoa said. The findings were released while the administration was facing charges of slow-walking open records requests for Hillary Clinton’s emails, as well as other requests.
In the case of Judicial Watch, the order to strip it of media status came from political operatives with long ties to Democratic causes — and even from the White House.
The inspector general said the decision came at the behest of Gregory Mecher, a former Democratic campaign fundraiser who at the time was liaison to the White House. He is married to Jen Psaki, a longtime spokeswoman with the Obama administration and its election campaigns.
Wow, it’s almost like the transparency promise was a big lie.
@joshgerstein Just when you think the Obama administration can't get any dirtier……..
— KarenG (@KgiardenKaren) September 30, 2016
@joshgerstein @minigoon9 Not sure what I'd do without Judicial Watch – they keep folks honest – or at least try to.
— InformationOverload (@HollyASwanson) September 30, 2016
Most. Transparent. Administration. In history… https://t.co/341HqaQCLc
— Troy Kuhn (@Tachyon362) September 30, 2016
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 30, 2016
— Paranoid Android (@MforestB) September 30, 2016
No one has done more to expose Clinton's dissimulations. This is outrageous. https://t.co/shuI9waLcA
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) September 30, 2016
Transparency? "Last year, the administration spent $31.3 million to fight FOIA cases" https://t.co/OagRcyDoL3
— mwsmpsn (@mwsmpsn) September 30, 2016
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 30, 2016