posted at 2:20 pm on June 25, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
The New York Times buries the lede in its story about how the White House has avoided getting publicly linked to lobbyists after making them an issue during the presidential campaign of 2008. Eric Lichtblau takes a break from exposing national-security secrets to expose the practice of making the local Caribou Coffee an extension of the White House in order to meet with lobbyists in an environment without those pesky Secret Service logs, which is bad enough for an administration that keeps dislocating its shoulder from constantly patting itself on the back on transparency. However, the real story may be that the White House is breaking laws intended on keeping records of all official business in the executive branch:
White House officials said there was nothing improper about the off-site meetings.
“The Obama administration has taken unprecedented steps to increase the openness and transparency of the White House,” said Dan Pfeiffer, director of communications. “We expect that all White House employees adhere to their obligations under our very stringent ethics rules regardless of who they are meeting with or where they meet.”
June 25, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Constitution, Elections Politics, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, Politics | Tags: Dan Pfeiffer, danger to America, Eric Lichtblau, Marxists in the White House, non-transparency, NYT, Obama, off-site meetings, secret legislations, socialist obama, what are they hiding?, White House | Leave A Comment »