Saturday, November 28, 2015

The "Most Transparent Administration Ever" Is Pretty Opaque

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Let's go into the way back machine and travel back to when Obama said this:
That, of course was an enormous lie but one that only right-leaning media called him out on. The mainstream media just nodded their heads like the good lapdogs they are even thought they should be the most concerned.

From Benghazi to Obama transcripts to the Osama bin-Laden raid and a zillion other instances, this administration has repeatedly stone walled everyone. It's taken numerous lawsuits by numerous sources to get anything released and then they violate the law by not releasing everything they should. FOIA requests are laughed at and important info is redacted.

Now we see another instance in which Honduran citizens were killed in a drug raid by the DEA:

WASHINGTON — Justice Department watchdogs ran into an unexpected roadblock last year when they began examining the role of federal drug agents in the fatal shootings of unarmed civilians during raids in Honduras.
The Drug Enforcement Administration balked at turning over emails from senior officials tied to the raids, according to the department’s inspector general. It took nearly a year of wrangling before the D.E.A. was willing to turn over all its records in a case that the inspector general said raised “serious questions” about agents’ use of deadly force.
The continuing Honduran inquiry is one of at least 20 investigations across the government that have been slowed, stymied or sometimes closed because of a long-simmering dispute between the Obama administration and its own watchdogs over the shrinking access of inspectors general to confidential records, according to records and interviews.
This is from the NY Times who finally is fighting back because A) They've done their job and helped Obama get two terms and B) Can now use this to say they are fair and balanced. Imagine if they had put the same amount of energy into investigating Obama back in 2008...

Aside from that, this is a huge issue for the nation. Without the accountability of our elected "leaders" we have no democracy. The only way we can have accountability is by knowing the facts. The only way we can learn the facts is if they are released to the public as the laws stipulate. Yes, I understand redacting sensitive information but using that tactic to cover up non-sensitive information that may be an issue is anti-American.

The Hillary e-mail scandal is a big deal exactly because of this. Government workers are required to use government computer networks because it makes them accountable. Hillary knew this and bypassed the system to hide information and then deleted 30,000 emails that she--not the American people--determined were not of any interest to the citizenry.

Here's the only question I have for those who defend Obama and Hillary on their breaking the law and hiding information from us: How would you feel if a President Trump or Cruz did the same exact thing?

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