Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Treasury hiring FOIA officers #teaparty

Treasury hiring FOIA officers 'to withhold information from release to public' | Washington Examiner: "Officials at the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Stability contracted with a small consulting firm that has given nearly $25,000 to Democratic candidates since 2005 (and no money to Republicans) to hire “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analysts to support the Disclosure Services, Privacy and Treasury Records.” The firm is currently advertising a job opening for a FOIA analyst with experience in the “Use of FOIA/PA exemptions to withhold information from release to the public” (emphasis mine, and if that link goes down, The Examiner has kept a copy for its records)."

Treasury Shields Citigroup #teaparty

Treasury Shields Citigroup as Deletions Undercut Disclosure - Bloomberg: "The late Bloomberg News reporter Mark Pittman asked the U.S. Treasury in January 2009 to identify $301 billion of securities owned by Citigroup Inc. that the government had agreed to guarantee. He made the request on the grounds that taxpayers ought to know how their money was being used."