When Barack Obama first became president, he gave a speech, one you will see in the video below, talking about transparency and how for a long time there has been too much secrecy and the "old rules" said that if there was a "defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people. then it should not be disclosed. "
Quoting Obama directly, he then said "That era is now over."
He talks about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how it is the "most powerful instrument we have for making our government honest and transparent."
Which brings us to a recent court ruling, where the Obama administration argued and won, against a Judicial Watch FOIA request for Secret Service records in order to access White House visitor information for President Obama's first seven months in office.
Make no mistake, the Bush White House asserted the same thing, but Barack Obama said that era was over as he took office.
In February, Obama claimed his administration was the "most transparent ever," and that claim was made as he was fighting another FOIA request about his targeted killing drone program, which was eventually exposed.
Obama's website says "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government."
Yet the White House, paid for by American taxpayers, and Obama, who works for those same taxpayers, is allowed to hide who he talks to, who his staff talks to, in OUR house.
What is Obama hiding?
Cross posted at Before It's News