Obama was handed another defeat in court, the third time this year, in a Freedom of Information Act case.
A federal judge ruled the White House has shown bad faith in holding back data about Climate Change to the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
The government is generally given the benefit of the doubt when it claims it did everything it could to search for and release documents in FOI requests.
Obama keeps being found to act in “bad faith,” pitiful in transparency, and thus covering up the truth.
The Washington Times reports:
For President Obama, who vowed to run the most transparent government in U.S. history, Judge Amit P. Mehta’s ruling, granting legal discovery in an open records case — the third time this year a judge has ordered discovery — is an embarrassing black eye.
In this most recent case, the Competitive Enterprise Institute was trying to force the White House Office of Science and Technology policy to release documents backing up Director John C. Holdren’s finding that global warming was making winters colder — a claim disputed by climate scientists.
Mr. Holdren’s staffers first said they couldn’t find many documents. They then tried to hide their release by saying the documents were all internal or were similar to what was already public.
Each of those claims turned out not to be true.
First, Mr. Holdren’s office said that they couldn’t find very many documents related to the climate change issue.
When that didn’t work, his office then tried to hide the release of the documents by claiming they were internal. (SO??)
When that didn’t work, they just said they were similar to the climate change documents that were already in the public domain.
Guess what? Lies!! Lies!! And More Lies!!!
The judge stated that every one of those claims turned out to be a big, fat Pinocchio lie!
The Judge wrote:
“At some point, the government’s inconsistent representations about the scope and completeness of its searches must give way to the truth-seeking function of the adversarial process, including the tools available through discovery. This case has crossed that threshold,”
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