"White House believes in freedom for rest of world — but not Freedom of Information at home"
Last month, I filed a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) to the Office of Administration in Washington DC, asking for copies of any records “relating to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission, formerly known as Triana, from the period January 1, 2000 to the present.”
I then received this strange response from Whitehouse Deputy General Counsel F. Andrew Turley, stating:
“Please be advised that the Office of the Administration, Executive Office of the President is not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Your letter therefore is returned without further action.”Strange.
I sent my letter to the Freedom of Information Act Officer for the Office of the Administration.
Why would they have one if they are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act?
Hardly the strangest or most secretive thing this Administration has ever done, but noteworthy nonetheless.