View Full Version : Dems Want Law To Keep Obama Records Secret

10-15-2011, 10:20 AM
In an obvious effort to protect President Barack Obama, a group of congressional Democrats has introduced legislation to create an official process that will allow the commander-in-chief to keep presidential records secret after he leaves office....

If the Democrats’ proposed measure (Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3071:)) becomes law, former presidents will be allowed to assert a new “constitutionally based privilege” against disclosing records of their liking. Here is how it would work; the Archivist of the United States would be required to notify the former president, as well as the incumbent, of intentions to make records public. Anything that either the former or current president claims should be kept private won’t be released.


10-15-2011, 11:41 AM
Hey! Is that an Elephant in the room?:rolleyes:

The question is; why is there a reason to hide his records? Must be that openness and transparency promise.:rolleyes:

DumbAss Tanker
10-15-2011, 01:03 PM
I suspect this will encounter some difficulty in the House.