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Aftergood says: The next president should open up the Bush Administration’s record

The next president should open up the Bush Administration’s record, By Steven Aftergood, Nieman Watchdog February 07, 2008

The next President will have the authority to declassify and disclose any and all records that reflect the activities of executive branch agencies.  Although internal White House records that document the activities of the outgoing President and his personal advisers will be exempt from disclosure for a dozen years or so, every Bush Administration decision that was actually translated into policy will have left a documentary trail in one or more of the agencies, and all such records could be disclosed at the discretion of the next President.

 

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