"Which is worse? The wolf who cries before eating the lamb or the wolf who does not."— Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Judge: Unseal Nixon's Watergate Testimony; George W. Obama: Not so Fast

"Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won't be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive."

Judge: Time to unseal Nixon's Watergate testimony - Friday, July 29, 2011 | 9:37 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun

After promising the most transparent administration in history, President Obama's Justice Department proves yet again that they haven't seen a FOIA request they will not reject, a FOIA lawsuit they will not oppose, or a FOIA Judgment they will not appeal, even when it involves a Republican President who has been dead for almost 20 years: This most recent bipartisan defense of government secrecy is a welcome change from the political vetting of FOIA requests that until recently was a matter of policy at the Department of Homeland Security.

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