Administration Finally Releasing Some Info On Telco Immunity Lobbying

from the quite-a-fight dept

After many attempts to block or delay the release of info on who lobbied the federal government last year for telco immunity in lawsuits involving the fed's warrantless wiretapping program, the government has finally agreed to hand over some of the information requested. Of course, since the administration had already won a longer delay, and only some of the info is being revealed, I'm guessing that there isn't much surprising in what's being released -- though it makes you wonder why the administration went to such lengths to hide it.

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Nov 2009 @ 12:52am

    They just needed more time to choose which information was appropriate to release and which information was not. That way they can release only the info that won't upset the public while hiding the info that the public would be upset about and rightfully should know about.

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      John Doe, 10 Nov 2009 @ 4:13am

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      Exactly like their release of the visitor list to the White House. Names will be removed for "national security" reasons. So the list being released is as good as no list because it has been edited. So much for a transparent administration.

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    deadzone (profile), 10 Nov 2009 @ 6:07am

    Who really knows at this point. They could release several sheets with nothing but "Redacted" on them.

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    Overcast (profile), 10 Nov 2009 @ 6:27am

    Amazing... the White House is actually sharing something with the public?

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    Captain Obvious, 10 Nov 2009 @ 8:27am

    Someone should just hack into their computer systems and get the complete, unaltered list and post it online everywhere.

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