Legalizing Lying at the DOJ

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Big Brother Barack
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'”  
~ George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3
It’s official! The DOJ wants to make lying and “sneaky record hiding” an official policy.

I mean, we know they lie, and hide information that’s not favorable to them, but, now they’re legalizing it? Well, these are the same people who gave us Fast & Furious.

“…A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist.

The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies. Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to “respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist,” rather than citing the relevant exemption.

The proposed rule has alarmed government transparency advocates across the political spectrum, who’ve called it “Orwellian” and say it will “twist” public access to government…” Daily Caller

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