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    Trump White House - not Transparent

    While members of Trumpís 2016 campaign are now under investigation for collusion with Russia, the administration is steadily reducing the amount of publicly available information about the activities of federal agencies and straight out refusing to disclose vital information, i.e. who has visited the White House. White House staff are using encrypted messaging applications to communicate, which delete messages after receipt. Not only is deleting presidential communications a violation of the Presidential Records Act, but their deletion means we will never know if they contained evidence of criminal wrongdoing or explained a major policy initiative.

    According to the Federal Register, at just over eight months in office, President Trump has filed 46 executive orders. By contrast, Obama issued an average of 34 executive orders per year throughout his 8-year tenure, and for most of his time in office, Congress was controlled by the Republican Party. Excessive use of executive orders is objectionable, because the records related to those orders are legally shielded from scrutiny, (The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA/1966/Lyndon Johnson) does not apply to the White House or Congress) whereas agency decisions are subject to FOIA and held to various regulatory standards such as the Administrative Procedure Act. Constitutional concerns and executive privilege have led Congress and the courts to grant the president a wide and nearly impregnable zone of privacy. This works better when an administration abides by the ethical standards and norms that accompany the office of the presidency, and with a president that affirmatively makes the White House more accountable ó by publishing White House visitor logs, for example. (Homepage - CREW)

    I heard something similar on NBC, so I looked it up. Wow, that's right, Trump does hate NBC., among other news groups.
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    Re: Trump White House - not Transparent

    When you consider it Trump's White House is so white it would have to be transparent ...unless purposeful shuck and jive were involved to obscure the view. Trump would never have that done on his behalf, right?








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    Re: Trump White House - not Transparent

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    While members of Trump’s 2016 campaign are now under investigation for collusion with Russia, the administration is steadily reducing the amount of publicly available information about the activities of federal agencies and straight out refusing to disclose vital information, i.e. who has visited the White House. White House staff are using encrypted messaging applications to communicate, which delete messages after receipt. Not only is deleting presidential communications a violation of the Presidential Records Act, but their deletion means we will never know if they contained evidence of criminal wrongdoing or explained a major policy initiative.

    According to the Federal Register, at just over eight months in office, President Trump has filed 46 executive orders. By contrast, Obama issued an average of 34 executive orders per year throughout his 8-year tenure, and for most of his time in office, Congress was controlled by the Republican Party. Excessive use of executive orders is objectionable, because the records related to those orders are legally shielded from scrutiny, (The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA/1966/Lyndon Johnson) does not apply to the White House or Congress) whereas agency decisions are subject to FOIA and held to various regulatory standards such as the Administrative Procedure Act. Constitutional concerns and executive privilege have led Congress and the courts to grant the president a wide and nearly impregnable zone of privacy. This works better when an administration abides by the ethical standards and norms that accompany the office of the presidency, and with a president that affirmatively makes the White House more accountable — by publishing White House visitor logs, for example. (Homepage - CREW)

    I heard something similar on NBC, so I looked it up. Wow, that's right, Trump does hate NBC., among other news groups.
    This makes it sound like Trump's policy is very much like Obama's in this regard--secrecy.

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    Re: Trump White House - not Transparent

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    While members of Trumpís 2016 campaign are now under investigation for collusion with Russia, the administration is steadily reducing the amount of publicly available information about the activities of federal agencies and straight out refusing to disclose vital information, i.e. who has visited the White House. White House staff are using encrypted messaging applications to communicate, which delete messages after receipt. Not only is deleting presidential communications a violation of the Presidential Records Act, but their deletion means we will never know if they contained evidence of criminal wrongdoing or explained a major policy initiative.

    According to the Federal Register, at just over eight months in office, President Trump has filed 46 executive orders. By contrast, Obama issued an average of 34 executive orders per year throughout his 8-year tenure, and for most of his time in office, Congress was controlled by the Republican Party. Excessive use of executive orders is objectionable, because the records related to those orders are legally shielded from scrutiny, (The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA/1966/Lyndon Johnson) does not apply to the White House or Congress) whereas agency decisions are subject to FOIA and held to various regulatory standards such as the Administrative Procedure Act. Constitutional concerns and executive privilege have led Congress and the courts to grant the president a wide and nearly impregnable zone of privacy. This works better when an administration abides by the ethical standards and norms that accompany the office of the presidency, and with a president that affirmatively makes the White House more accountable ó by publishing White House visitor logs, for example. (Homepage - CREW)

    I heard something similar on NBC, so I looked it up. Wow, that's right, Trump does hate NBC., among other news groups.
    I couldn't find any threads by you complaining when Obama did essentially the same thing. Odd that.
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    Re: Trump White House - not Transparent

    Well, at least Obama's people weren't investigated for collusion with the Russians.
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