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January 28, 2013

John Kiriakou Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Transparency Under Obama
By Michael Arria

In general, Obama's promises of transparency have faltered. Consider that: The number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits filed against the federal government increased by 26% under the Obama administration versus the Bush administration, according to a December study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Holder's Justice Department has defended all agencies that choose to withhold information from the public, a report on FOIAproject.org found. These details and the stories of Kiriakou, Swartz, Manning, and many others, stand in stark contrast to the image promulgated by “the most transparent administration in history”, strengthening the separation between rhetoric and reality that the President’s reign has been built upon.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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