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Old 10-06-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Only in the eyes of a swooner could a bill to seal presidential records be touted as something that gains more transparency.
The law allowing presidents to seal records has existed for decades (set up, i guess, in reaction to Nixon's term in office and related documents) - it is not new. These changes lets the NEXT president decide if they should stay sealed or not.

Even with the sunglasses off, you are still in the dark

Last edited by plannine; 10-06-2011 at 09:41 AM.. Reason: took out - to "hide" documents
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Sounds transparent to swooners I guess.......

"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."
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Sounds transparent to swooners I guess.......

"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."

There are a few more steps to the process....since a show of a constitutionally based privilege would have to be taken and proved .

Since the work around by the last white house, the changes between the update and the original (http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/44C22.txt) code is a non-issue to most, since in reality, it does not change anything. Just cleans up the process.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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wow, this tired old BS still being bandied about? The birthers started with this claim and it was shown to be nothing but horse manure.

The bill is pretty much word for word of the bill concerning Presidential Records that was passed by President Reagan, expect it allows the next President to either open the records or leave them sealed.

Nothing to see here, but late to the party claims. Please join us in 2011.. This BS was passed around in 2009
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