White House Changes Website. Now Claims Office Of Administration Exempt From FOIA.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington:

Two weeks ago, CREW documented how the White House website conflicted with the Bush administration's claim that the Office of Administration was not subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  On August 23, 2007, the Washington Post took note of the  conflict between the White House website and the White House position:

The claim, made in a motion filed Tuesday by the Justice Department, is at odds with a depiction of the office on the White House's own Web site. As of yesterday, the site listed the Office of Administration as one of six presidential entities subject to the open-records law, which is commonly known by its abbreviation, FOIA.

The White House website has been scrubbed -- and a new message indicates that the Office of Administration is now exempt from FOIA requests.   Read on...


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