Obama Administration Illegally Withholding Osama bin Laden DocumentsPosted: June 12, 2011
The Obama Administration once again is demonstrating its disdain for the rule of law and the American people. The administration is legally required to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests but they are refusing to do so. Obama believes he is above the law and that he does not owe any facts, evidence, or explanations to the American people regarding his assassination of Osama bin Laden. What is he hiding?
Judicial Watch, which describes itself as a “conservative, non-partisan educational foundation” pursuing transparency and integrity in government, filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the Defense Department and CIA last month.
The CIA acknowledged receiving the request May 4, according to court papers. On May 9, the Defense Department replied that it would not be able to comply with the request within the statutory 20-day period. Nor would a 10-day extension provide sufficient time, the department said.
Both departments had 20 business days to respond: June 2 for the CIA, this past Tuesday for the Defense Department, according to Judicial Watch. The group now says the government is “unlawfully withholding records,” causing irreparable harm to the watchdog organization.