Obama administration yet again makes a joke of ‘most transparent administration in history’ claim
By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie
Once again, the Obama administration has turned their claim to be the “most transparent administration in history” into a complete joke, this time by turning over documents on warrantless spying on text messages that are entirely redacted.
This isn’t the first time the Obama administration has turned over documents with all of the pertinent information entirely redacted but it’s especially ridiculous because Obama repeated the ludicrous transparency claim in February (see here).
These latest documents were obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) when they were seeking more information on FBI documents which apparently claimed that the agency does not need a warrant to spy on emails and other private communications.
The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Justice and in return they received 15 pages of entirely blacked out information.
The only information that can be gathered from the document is that it was sent to all United States Attorneys, all Criminal Chiefs and all Assistant United States Attorneys from Paul M. O’Brien, Director of the Office of Enforcement Operations of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice with the subject, “Guidance for the Minimization of Text Messages over Dual-Function Cellular Telephones.”
If this is openness and transparency, I can’t even imagine what secrecy would be.
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