Govt watchdogs team up, slam Obama admin’s lack of transparency

Posted by: ST on August 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm
Obama says shh!


Enough is enough, they say. Via Fox News:

Dozens of government watchdogs are sounding the alarm that the Obama administration is stonewalling them, in what is being described as an unprecedented challenge to the agencies they’re supposed to oversee.

Forty-seven of the government’s 73 independent watchdogs known as inspectors general voiced their complaints in a letter to congressional leaders this week. They accused several major agencies — the Justice Department, the Peace Corps and the chemical safety board — of imposing “serious limitations on access to records.”

The inspectors general are now appealing to Congress to help them do their jobs uncovering waste, fraud, and mismanagement.

“Agency actions that limit, condition, or delay access thus have profoundly negative consequences for our work: they make us less effective, encourage other agencies to take similar actions in the future, and erode the morale of the dedicated professionals that make up our staffs,” they wrote.

The letter to the chairmen and ranking members of relevant oversight committees in the House and Senate claimed agencies are withholding information by calling it “privileged.”

In the letter, they said this interpretation poses “potentially serious challenges to the authority of every Inspector General and our ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.”

Gotta hand it to IG’s willing to put their name to the complaints in this letter. After all, we’ve seen what happens to inspectors general in this administration when they run afoul of the President’s do as I say, not as I do agenda.

“Transparency” you can believe in! At least many in the mainstream media aren’t even falling for it anymore. Baby steps ….

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3 Responses to “Govt watchdogs team up, slam Obama admin’s lack of transparency”


  1. bobmontgomery says:

    Thank you for reviving the Gerald Walpin episode. He tried to investigate Obama crony Kevin Johnson, former NBA player and current mayor of Sacramento. And when Obama got rid of Walpin, about as obvious a case of abuse of power for corrupt personal reasons as could be, nothing was ultimately done about it. Just like nothing was done about the NBPP scandal in Philly or the /Brian Terry scandal in AZ or any other scandal. Or the abominable attempted character assassination of the Cambridge police officer in re the matter of Obama’s friend Skippy Gates.
    The combination of malfeasance, corruption, failure to adhere to oath of office, incompetent and blatant callous disregard for the traditional conduct of foreign policy and, most infuriating, the absolutely intentional humiliation of /America in every facet of public conduct of policy, is maddening beyond words.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Obhammud promised the most transparent administration ever. That is only so if “transparent” is used in the context of one being able to see right through their chicanery.

    The only time he has ever been a man of his word was in ’09 when he slandered the US during his worldwide “apology tour” and it has been a downhill slide from that point on.

    “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”–Luke 12:2-3