WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he's going to find out why the administration has often used a legal loophole to keep information secret even though President Barack Obama ordered more openness.
Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee he found statistics on Freedom of Information Act denials analyzed by The Associated Press "troubling." The AP has reported that one year into its promise of greater transparency, the administration was more often citing FOIA "exceptions" to withhold records, even as requests for information decreased.
In response to questions from Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, Holder said Wednesday that he doesn't know why the use of exceptions increased, but will find out.
TRENDING IN NEWS