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Obama hard at work on the one world government....

 

 

 

 

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the disclosure of a government-wide foreign aid directive President Barack Obama signed in 2010 but wanted to keep hidden from the public, Politico reports. The judge called the scope of the government’s argument for “presidential communications privilege” rather “troubling.”

 

The Department of Justice has argued that the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development was covered by executive privilege, even though the information is “non-classified” and sends directives to agencies not to the president of the United States.

 

“Acting on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the Center for Effective Government, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle concluded that the presidential order is not properly within the bounds of the so-called ‘presidential communications privilege,’” Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports.

In her opinion, Huvelle wrote there is “no evidence that the [directive] was intended to be, or has been treated as, a confidential presidential communication.”

The Obama administration has maintained that the document was only intended for those who “need to know,” but the judge argued the order was “distributed far beyond the president’s close advisers and its substance was widely discussed by the president in the media.”

Huvelle also lectured the federal government on its “cavalier attitude” when it comes to public oversight and transparency.

“The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight…to engage in what is in effect governance by ‘secret law,’” she wrote.

The Obama administration will now be required by law to make the document available. It’s unclear why the administration has fought to keep the document hidden from the public.

The White House website refers to the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development as the “first of its kind by a U.S. administration.” WhiteHouse.gov also provides a “fact sheet” about the directive here.

 

 

 

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Obama hard at work on the one world government....

 

 

 

 

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the disclosure of a government-wide foreign aid directive President Barack Obama signed in 2010 but wanted to keep hidden from the public, Politico reports. The judge called the scope of the government’s argument for “presidential communications privilege” rather “troubling.”

 

The Department of Justice has argued that the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development was covered by executive privilege, even though the information is “non-classified” and sends directives to agencies not to the president of the United States.

 

“Acting on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the Center for Effective Government, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle concluded that the presidential order is not properly within the bounds of the so-called ‘presidential communications privilege,’” Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports.

In her opinion, Huvelle wrote there is “no evidence that the [directive] was intended to be, or has been treated as, a confidential presidential communication.”

The Obama administration has maintained that the document was only intended for those who “need to know,” but the judge argued the order was “distributed far beyond the president’s close advisers and its substance was widely discussed by the president in the media.”

Huvelle also lectured the federal government on its “cavalier attitude” when it comes to public oversight and transparency.

“The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight…to engage in what is in effect governance by ‘secret law,’” she wrote.

The Obama administration will now be required by law to make the document available. It’s unclear why the administration has fought to keep the document hidden from the public.

The White House website refers to the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development as the “first of its kind by a U.S. administration.” WhiteHouse.gov also provides a “fact sheet” about the directive here.

 

 

 

Yawn.

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Oblameo said he would have the most transparent administration in History. hahaha. Benghazi. It was a movie. Didn't know. IRS- tea party. Didn't know when Lerner visited the WH more than cabinet members. NSA. Didn't Know. Fast & furious. Didn't know and neither did Holder. IRS targeting reporters. Didn't know. ACA regulations held to after the elections. We don't know yet if he knew: He knew. You can keep your health plan, period. He knew months before the first time he said it that millions would lose health-care. This is the least transparent administration. Broken promise.

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Oblameo said he would have the most transparent administration in History. hahaha. Benghazi. It was a movie. Didn't know. IRS- tea party. Didn't know when Lerner visited the WH more than cabinet members. NSA. Didn't Know. Fast & furious. Didn't know and neither did Holder. IRS targeting reporters. Didn't know. ACA regulations held to after the elections. We don't know yet if he knew: He knew. You can keep your health plan, period. He knew months before the first time he said it that millions would lose health-care. This is the least transparent administration. Broken promise.

 

 

The only good thing about Obama having a second term is he has been exposed for what he really is. Seems Rev Wright, was right.

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Obama still thinks he's a king....Silly narcissist.

you're wrong he doesn't think he is a King. He thinks he's a Bloody Totalitarian Dictator.

Is this the same judge that ordered Obama to give his original birth certificate up for carbon dating and to send his 3rd uncle twice removed in Zambia a ticket to Calumet Michigan and 100 lottery tickets?

I want your Man Meat. Are you Uncircumcised?

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I view Obama's indiscretions as not single, isolated incidents but as part as a larger problem.

 

 

The Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act of 2006, vastly increased executive power, torture, the NSA, the TSA, and a million other things I could mention are allowed, not because of law or policy, but because we've given them our silent consent. Our Fathers would have burned shit to the ground for something like the NSA alone. Could you imagine the uproar if in the early US history the federal government had created a body that would confiscate correspondence, read, and then cataloged them as our government is now doing with our internet usage? Just imagine the hell that would have been paid if that body targeted the likes of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, or Paine? Holy shit.

 

 

Fast-forward to today and the government is literally trucking in unconstitutional searches and seizures by the terrabyte and barely a peep is heard.

 

The power abuses of this Administration and many of those before it is astonishing and it has culminated to this point, where the legislative and executive branch feel they have no requirement to be held accountable or be open to the courts, the media, and most importantly, to the American public. Thanks in large part to Edward Snowden, we now know beyond any doubt that several top brass in the NSA have--on more than one occasion--openly and blatantly lied to the Supreme Court AND Congress, both of which are SERIOUS and EGREGIOUS felonies. Who's been charged? No one. Who has gone to jail? No one. Who is the Obama Administration and Justice department going after? Edward Snowden.

 

I'd be cool with that if several people who've created serial lies to Congress, SCOTUS, and the American Public were also in handcuffs, but that isn't the case.

 

-NW

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I view Obama's indiscretions as not single, isolated incidents but as part as a larger problem.

 

 

The Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act of 2006, vastly increased executive power, torture, the NSA, the TSA, and a million other things I could mention are allowed, not because of law or policy, but because we've given them our silent consent. Our Fathers would have burned [excrement] to the ground for something like the NSA alone. Could you imagine the uproar if in the early US history the federal government had created a body that would confiscate correspondence, read, and then cataloged them as our government is now doing with our internet usage? Just imagine the hell that would have been paid if that body targeted the likes of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, or Paine? Holy [excrement].

 

 

Fast-forward to today and the government is literally trucking in unconstitutional searches and seizures by the terrabyte and barely a peep is heard.

 

The power abuses of this Administration and many of those before it is astonishing and it has culminated to this point, where the legislative and executive branch feel they have no requirement to be held accountable or be open to the courts, the media, and most importantly, to the American public. Thanks in large part to Edward Snowden, we now know beyond any doubt that several top brass in the NSA have--on more than one occasion--openly and blatantly lied to the Supreme Court AND Congress, both of which are SERIOUS and EGREGIOUS felonies. Who's been charged? No one. Who has gone to jail? No one. Who is the Obama Administration and Justice department going after? Edward Snowden.

 

I'd be cool with that if several people who've created serial lies to Congress, SCOTUS, and the American Public were also in handcuffs, but that isn't the case.

 

-NW

 

 

Very good assesment....

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One retard complimenting another...keep sucking manchew!

So you believe that Obama is right to keep this secret after proclaiming his would be the most honest and open administration ever. You are such a fool. Obama has proven himself to be a liar over a lot of many issues so we need to see everything he writes like this. He is spending the citizens money with this. Foolish lib.

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I bark, you dance.

Never fails.

Hows that "fed judge" DOIN' MANCHEW?

We've had nutty fed judges make all kinds of loopy findings, don't mean sht.

Zzzzzzzzzz.

this judge's findings will probably go about as far as the "findings" of your own idiot court proceeding pretending to find

misconduct on the part of zimmerman's lawyer. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Obama hard at work on the one world government....

 

 

 

 

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the disclosure of a government-wide foreign aid directive President Barack Obama signed in 2010 but wanted to keep hidden from the public, Politico reports. The judge called the scope of the government’s argument for “presidential communications privilege” rather “troubling.”

 

The Department of Justice has argued that the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development was covered by executive privilege, even though the information is “non-classified” and sends directives to agencies not to the president of the United States.

 

“Acting on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the Center for Effective Government, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle concluded that the presidential order is not properly within the bounds of the so-called ‘presidential communications privilege,’” Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports.

In her opinion, Huvelle wrote there is “no evidence that the [directive] was intended to be, or has been treated as, a confidential presidential communication.”

The Obama administration has maintained that the document was only intended for those who “need to know,” but the judge argued the order was “distributed far beyond the president’s close advisers and its substance was widely discussed by the president in the media.”

 

 

Huvelle also lectured the federal government on its “cavalier attitude” when it comes to public oversight and transparency.

“The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight…to engage in what is in effect governance by ‘secret law,’” she wrote.

The Obama administration will now be required by law to make the document available. It’s unclear why the administration has fought to keep the document hidden from the public.

The White House website refers to the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development as the “first of its kind by a U.S. administration.” WhiteHouse.gov also provides a “fact sheet” about the directive here.

 

 

 

Makes me wonder if the Presidents playbook isn't the book "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich". On the cover of the book, he has probably crossed out "Fall" and replaced "Third" with "Fourth" or whatever number it is now.

 

He seems to go out of his way to run his administration in a non-transparent way. Having or allowing congress to pass a 20,000 page piece of legislation without disclosing what is in it, is all the proof I need.

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Makes me wonder if the Presidents playbook isn't the book "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich". On the cover of the book, he has probably crossed out "Fall" and replaced "Third" with "Fourth" or whatever number it is now.

 

He seems to go out of his way to run his administration in a non-transparent way. Having or allowing congress to pass a 20,000 page piece of legislation without disclosing what is in it, is all the proof I need.

Hear! Hear!
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