The most transparent administration ever… Right?
Obama administration spent $36M in taxpayer money to cover legal costs of hiding documents from the press pic.twitter.com/TlrDKJGC9P
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 14, 2017
The Obama administration in its final year spent a record $36.2 million of taxpayer money to cover the legal costs to hide documents from the press. So happy to know my hard earned money went to help protect the backsides of the most traitorous bunch in history.
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.
For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn’t find a single page of files that were requested.
And it set records for outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records who had asked the government to waive search and copy fees. More