Obama’s Golden Age of Transparency: Secret Service Says it Destroyed Footage of ‘Drunk’ Agents

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:04 am
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The Obama administration is so transparent everyone can see right through their endless bullshit.

The Secret Service erased surveillance video that would have shown clear angles of the drunken crash at the White House involving a top member of President Obama’s protection detail, it was revealed Tuesday.

The destruction of the videos came to light as lawmakers questioned the agency’s leadership in the wake of an incident on March 4 where agents veered their car into the scene of a suspicious package after a night of partying, according to Fox News.

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told the House Oversight Committee in a secret hearing that there are no good angles of the crash because security tapes are routinely destroyed 72 hours after they are made.

Lawmakers asked the Secret Service why they bothered to record the videos if they plan to destroy the tapes after 72 hours.

Two tapes from a bad angle mysteriously survived, however, and Congress is looking into them.

Speaking of Obama’s openness and accountability,  his White House has set historic, transformative records for secrecy and censorship.

The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the US Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn’t find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.

Its backlog of unanswered requests at year’s end grew remarkably by 55 percent to more than 200,000. It also cut by 375, or about 9 percent, the number of full-time employees across government paid to look for records. That was the smallest number of employees working on the issue in five years.

They shit all over the media, yet the media still act like subservient lapdogs to these frauds. And here’s the punchline:

“We actually do have a lot to brag about,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

Unreal.

Under the president’s instructions, the US should not withhold or censor government files merely because they might be embarrassing, but federal employees last year regularly misapplied the law. In emails that AP obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration about who pays for Michelle Obama’s expensive dresses, the agency blacked out a sentence under part of the law intended to shield personal, private information, such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers or home addresses. But it failed to censor the same passage on a subsequent page.

The sentence: “We live in constant fear of upsetting the WH (White House).”

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