In its final year, the Obama administration struggled to keep up the facade that it was “the most transparent administration in history”. In truth, $36.2 million was spent on legal costs defending the refusal to share federal documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
Washington Times: via AP:
For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn’t find a single page of files that were requested.
And it set records for outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records who had asked the government to waive search and copy fees.
There has been no reply from the former President Obama spokesperson yet. So much for transparency.