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Obama Hit Bush For Secrecy, Promised To Be Transparent As President

The White House is under fire today for the news that staffers met in coffee shops and used private emails to avoid disclosure. In 2008, then Senator Obama attacked the Bush Administration for secrecy and promised to be transparent as president.

1. Obama in 2008:”The fact that lobbyist and special interests have been so dominant in how Washington works” has contributed to the American people don’t think they know what’s going….I want transparency. I want accountability.”

2. Obama in 2008:”On the whole issue of transparency this has been the most secretive administration maybe in our history. I mean, they won’t let you know what’s going on on anything.”

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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