The White House is very good at making things disappear if they aren't good for the White House. The Bush Adminstration is skilled in the practice of witchcraft and has many success (or so it thinks) under their belt. A few examples include putting a curse on Valerie Plame, Jose Padilla and other victims of senseless torture.
Well know that the Democratic Congress is starting to make the Legislative branch live up to its constitutional duties the White House is waving its magic wand again. Republicans are rife with corruption that goes all the way up the food chain. Dozens if not hundreds of lobbyists and similar ilk have visited the White House to promote their corporate masters' greed at the expense of the American public.
Democratic leaders want to see those records and should have no problem since the White House belongs to the people and all should be available to see...but Bush is having none of that accountability stuff. It's um, un-American or somethin like that. Yeah, only traitors want oversight, yup!
Well apparently a federal judge has a different view and is demanding the Adminstration turn over the documents. So in his authoritarian/dictatorial way, we find out that the Secret Service and Bush signed a memorandum early last year to prevent the public from seeing this information.
From the AP:
No comment you say? No comment means you are guilty, guilty of withholding information that belongs to the people among hundreds of other offenses. You sir are a criminal and this is one more example that you are trying to hide all of your egregious wrongs.
The memo last spring was signed by the White House and Secret Service the day after a Washington-based group asked a federal judge to impose sanctions on the Secret Service in a dispute over White House visitor logs for Abramoff.
The chief counsel to another Washington-based group suing to get Secret Service logs calls the creation of the memo "a political maneuver couched as a legal one."
"It appears the White House is actually manufacturing evidence to further its own agenda," Anne Weismann, a Justice Department lawyer for 19 years and now chief counsel to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Friday.
The White House and the Secret Service declined to comment.