Coalition of Open Government Groups Confront President Obama On Policy that Frustrates Transparency

25 Groups Ask President to Withdraw or Clarify Memorandum Instructing Agencies to Consult with White House on Document Releases

Dan Epstein on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin 8/25/2014

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Video: Dan Epstein Discusses How the White House is Obstructing Transparency on NewsmaxTV

What this administration has done is it’s issued a secret memo that has been virtually unprecedented in this country

Video: Fox News – Watchdog group: White House thwarting release of public info

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FOIA Follies: Department of Commerce Accidentally Says No Responsive Records, Then Wrongfully Withholds 30 Pages

“No responsive documents” becomes 30 pages of documents “withheld in their entirety.” This is transparency in the “most transparent administration in history.”

Washington Times: Lawsuit accuses Obama White House of thwarting release of public data under FOIA

Read the full story: Washington Times “The White House is demanding access to records and otherwise influencing agencies’ FOIA obligations to produce responsive documents in a manner that is not countenanced by the law,” CoA argued in its lawsuit. “Indeed, the ‘most transparent administration in history’ has injected itself into a […]

Washington Free Beacon: Lawsuit: White House Delaying FOIA Requests

Read the full story: Washington Free Beacon A government watchdog group announced Monday that it is suing a dozen federal agencies for improperly delaying Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for White House review.   Cause of Action is suing 10 cabinet agencies, as well as the Internal Revenue Service […]