Transparency: Study Claims Obama Cabinet Ignored 19 in 20 Disclosure Laws

From Breitbart:

President Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on a promise to make his administration the most transparent administration ever, but a recent Bloomberg News survey found that 19 out of 20 cabinet-level agencies failed to obey the law to disclose the cost of travel by its top officials. In addition, just eight of the 57 federal agencies met the news organization’s request within the 20-day time period required by law.

This is yet another example of an Obama promise, as Daniel Metcalfe, the director of the Department of Justice’s office monitoring the government’s compliance with FOIA requests from 1981 to 2007, said, being more “talk the talk” than “walk the walk.”

According to Bloomberg News, its reporters designed the survey in part to “gauge the timeliness of the response, which Attorney General Eric Holder called ‘an essential component of transparency’” in a March 2009 memo.

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