On Aug. 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a 3-0 decision that the Freedom of Information Act does not require Pres. Barack Obama to release the White House visitor log. The decision allows Obama to keep the log classified for a period of 12 years.
But Americans are furious over yet another attempt to cover up Executive branch activities.
Judicial Watch, the conservative watchdog organization that filed the lawsuit against the White House expressed disappointment in the D.C. court’s decision to allow the visitor log to remain confidential.
“A president that doesn’t want Americans, under law, to know who his visitors are is a president who doesn’t want to be accountable,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. He also mentioned that Judicial Watch is “strongly considering” appealing the court’s decision.
“The legal gymnastics in this unprecedented decision shows that President Obama is not the only one willing to rewrite laws without going through Congress,” Fitton said.
Judge Merrick Garland, who contributed the court’s decision, said, “disclosing the records would jeopardize the president’s ability to meet confidentially with public leaders and members of the public.”
While Obama refuses to disclose information Americans should have access to, this gives the public another reason to question the president’s decisions.
Remember when Obama campaigned on the promise that he’d maintain the “most transparent administration in history?” Another lie, what a surprise. AmericanOverlook