Many of us have seen the huge volume of redacted documents that Holder's Justice Department has handed Congressional investigators pertaining to their involvement in a series of activities/operations where the US Government facilitated the sale of well over two thousand firearms to drug cartels in Mexico and Central America.
Those documents can be damning even if you black out most of the information in them. So the Obama Administration is working to change the rules under which Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) data is shared. READ ABOUT IT HERE.
In an effort to obscure the truth, the Department of Justice proposes that it should be able to lie to anyone requesting data and tell them that it doesn't exist, even when it does.
The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies. Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to “respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist,” rather than citing the relevant exemption.
The proposed rule has alarmed government transparency advocates across the political spectrum, who’ve called it “Orwellian” and say it will “twist” public access to government.
In a public comment regarding the rule change, the ACLU, along with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and OpenTheGovernment.org, said the move “will dramatically undermine government integrity by allowing a law designed to provide public access to government information to be twisted to permit federal law enforcement agencies to actively lie to the American people.”Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/24/justice-dept-proposes-lying-hiding-existence-of-records-under-new-foia-rule/#ixzz1bnx2YhbU
Even the American Civil Liberties Union thinks that this is screwed up. I thought hell would freeze over before I agreed with them on anything.