From USA Today:
The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject all requests for records to that office.
The White House said the clean-up of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office — which handles office technology, human resources and other operational tasks for the White House — is not subject to the transparency law.
But the timing of the move raised eyebrows among transparency advocates, coming as it did on National Freedom of Information Day. It’s also Sunshine Week, an effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency.
Welp, so much for that, huh?
Anyone up for a parting awkward flashback?