The Obama administration has just broke another record, but very few are cheering, except the President and his close allies.
The Obama administration has denied access to government documents more than any prior administrations. The Associated Press compiled data showing that even with the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, the administration would outright deny, or at the very least, delay for outrageous periods of time requests for government files. 1 out of every 3 cases of the administration censoring those documents were determined to be unlawful.
This new data has caused a “riff” in government circles between Republicans and Democrats. With Obama maintaining that his administration is transparent, many are yelling that it is all lies.
Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont co-sponsored a bill that would improve the Freedom of Information law, but it was murdered in the House of Representatives last year.
Will the American people be apathetic towards this new record?