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US spent over $36M on records lawsuits
during Obama’s final year in office

Associated Press, by Associated Press staff

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Posted By:FlyRight, 3/14/2017 7:25:02 AM

WASHINGTON — 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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ronbet, 3/14/2017 8:02:07 AM     (No. 11189002)

So, obviously Obama and the Democrats lied about being the most transparent administration in history of our nation. Lying is what they do.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nmanix, 3/14/2017 8:06:18 AM     (No. 11189008)

Link to story the of Obama´s claim of transparency that the MSM never, of course, challenged.http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283335-obama-this-is-the-most-transparent-administration-in-history

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/14/2017 8:36:41 AM     (No. 11189037)

Just more proof that Obama wasn´t a "hoax" but an incredibly corrupt Chicago Democrat who fools & takers loved to worship. Obama is also proof that there is little consequence for presidential lies and corruption, since he is living large as a former president, with standing ovations in restaurants and public gatherings.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 3/14/2017 8:37:29 AM     (No. 11189039)

The only thing newsworthy in this article is that it´s the AssPress. What got into them????

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/14/2017 8:42:51 AM     (No. 11189048)

Still waiting to see the college transcripts of one Barry Soetoro - - Indonesian exchange student.

Did he ever show up for a class?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: h24015, 3/14/2017 8:50:53 AM     (No. 11189070)

Transparency, "you keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 3/14/2017 9:34:32 AM     (No. 11189125)

I thought the House of "Representatives" held the purse strings. Did they give obama a slush fund?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/14/2017 10:39:44 AM     (No. 11189187)

Since what they did was ILLEGAL they should pay this out of their own pockets, OR go to JAIL...I would prefer both!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rochow, 3/14/2017 11:28:04 AM     (No. 11189246)

what about the 77 million spent during the last year trying to push Obamacare down our throats with a fresh ´approach´ using a different PR firm????

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Reply 10 - Posted by: saryden, 3/14/2017 11:52:41 AM     (No. 11189272)

We had eight years of being "ruled" by an illegal president and a committee of Marxist and Islamist "czars."
Finally, almost miraculously, we have a wise and generous man leading... who saw truth and has the courage to fight the "deep state."
Support Donald J. Trump with all your might!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 3/14/2017 3:45:28 PM     (No. 11189462)

Sweet deal for our rulers when we peasants have to pay THEIR lawyers to protect them from us finding out the truth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/15/2017 12:03:14 AM     (No. 11189734)

A fool and our money is soon parted. OPM makes the gov crazy.

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