The President of the United States has a number of different and interesting privileges. Among those privileges is hearing any information the government might have on alien life form. And for many Americans, this subject is fascinating.
Trump claimed that he would only release the full Ukraine whistleblower complaint if there is "full transparency" on his baseless Biden conspiracy theory.
Sen. Kamala Harris, as a former prosecutor, knows very well how this report could be buried and why it must not.
The lack of transparency combined with the erosion of truth and trust in President Trump and his administration is resulting dire consequences following the lengthy meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
"We can't see #Trump's taxes. We can't know who's visiting him. What would the GOP do if this were #Clinton? We know"
"It’s simple: the American people have a right to know who has access to the president and who has leverage over this administration.”
This isn’t for Democrats or Republicans, and it’s not to embarrass anybody. This is to make sure the American people know if there are conflicts.
"It may be inconvenient for Trump to release his tax returns. But the IRS has confirmed that nothing prevents any of us from releasing our tax returns any time we want."
"I think it's time [Trump] met the same level of disclosure that I have for years."
Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, is trying to make an issue out of Hillary Clinton not telling people she was sick for two days. This could be a win for the Trump campaign, if only Donald Trump had a transparency leg to stand on. But he doesn't.
Barack Obama discussed drones during a Google Chat. Can anyone imagine a Republican President reaching out to people on social media, let alone discuss policy?
The Huffington Post ran a piece today which claimed that Barack Obama's record on openness and transparency was worse than that of George W. Bush. However, some deeper research shows that there is more to the story than the Huff Po piece described. Obama is doing battle with a bureaucracy that has dug in its heels and has resisted and in some cases not implemented his new Freedom of Information Act policies.