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

Listen to the interview here.

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

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 […]

Cause of Action Sues A Dozen Federal Agencies for Allowing the White House to Obstruct Transparency

Accountable and transparent government does not involve instructing agencies to send politically sensitive records to the White House for review.

Washington Post: Lawsuit claims White House reviews hinder FOIA requests

Cause of Action said the agencies have not handed over documents asked for up to 14 months ago and that the requests appear to be under White House review

Washington Examiner: CFPB exec sought ways to shield bank documents from public

Read the full story: Washington Examiner Cause of Action Executive Director Daniel Epstein said the Pluta emails appear to be an effort to improperly withhold official documents.   “Federal agencies cannot avoid their transparency obligations simply because they want to. Cause of Action has previously exposed how CFPB advises its […]

Department of Labor Prioritized Illegal Fundraising Over Following The Law

Government watchdogs Cause of Action and Americans for Limited Government (ALG) exposed the Administration for valuing illegal fundraising over transparency.

Washington Times: Worse than Nixon? FOIA officers say Obama White House thwarting release of public information

The White House should not intervene in FOIA decisions.