WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — McGovern was commenting on the Obama administration’s recent decision to cease accepting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, which stands in stark contrast to the progressive platform Obama ran on as a candidate.
The White House announced on March 17 that its Office of Administration, which provides administrative and business services to the White House, would be exempted from FOIA requests as there is no legal basis for it to be subject to FOIA provisions.
“I hate to say this but, the guy is a fraud. Whether he came in being a fraud or he got scared with all the people he has to kowtow to. It doesn’t really matter now does it?” McGovern said.
White House Spokesperson Josh Earnest told journalists that the administration is proud of its transparency record as it has been committed to responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.