The Corner

The Continued Demise of Transparency

Ed Morrissey:

I seem to recall when Barack Obama promised the most open and transparent administration ever.  Since his inauguration, Obama has fired one IG for daring to oppose a sweetheart settlement with a political ally, allowed another to get dumped by the agency she oversaw, and now have publicly feuded with Barofsky.  Earlier, they tried to limit his authority by claiming that Barofsky didn’t work independently of Treasury, which got a stern letter from Senator Charles Grassley.  It looks as though the White House has declared war on transparency, and especially the IGs who exist to provide it.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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