Nothing to See Here

Mish picked up the story. Perhaps it will grow some legs after all:

Previously, if you submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request “they” didn’t want to answer, you would get a legalese mumbo-jumbo response about what law they were following when not giving you your information (e.g., national security prevents release). A new rule has been proposed to codify what had been a dirty-little-secret method of turning down the occasional really obnoxious request:

If they don’t want to release documents under a FOIA request, under the proposed rule they could just lie and say it doesn’t exist. This, of course, comes under the freedom-loving President Obama who promised to have the most open and honest and ethical and horseshitty administration ever. Oh, wait . . .

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