Of course this has absolutely, positively nothing to do with a certain e-mail kefuffle that has been in the news lately. The timing is just a…um…coincidence! Yeah that’s it, a coincidence.
WASHINGTON — The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office.The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.