CYANIDE SENT TO WHITE HOUSE

An envelope sent to the White House Mail Screening Facility on Monday tested positive for cyanide, according to an internal law enforcement document obtained by The Intercept.

Actually, it was a “presumptive positive” as FOX News points out.

The initial test on the envelope was negative, a second test Tuesday was “presumptive positive” and it has now been sent to another facility to confirm those results, according to spokesperson Robert Hoback.

Consider me as dubious. Washington is famous for its timing when it comes to the news. The Secret Service has been battered by scandal stories as of late and could desperately use a little good PR. The cyanide story may well be true, but I think the timing of it is rather convenient, wouldn’t you say?

Especially since were in the middle of Sunshine Week and transparency is the furthest thing from politician’s minds. In fact, it is being outright mocked by the Obama Administration since it has now officially shielded the Office of Administration from FOIA requests.

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 irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me,” said Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW.

You won’t hear the GOP raise a ruckus as this was started under Bush.

Obama always considers himself a champion for the oppressed. Shouldn’t we be inclusive of all including the opponents of Sunshine Week? Perhaps we should have Cloaking Week? Equal time and all that. Or National Scandal Week. Or Eradicate the Constitution Week?

Isn’t the ability to cover-up also a skill set? Or the ability to lie with a straight face? Those are talents as not everyone is capable. Tolerance, inclusiveness and all the other sub-headings under social justice should dictate we celebrate all. Am I too cynical? Too much of a skeptic? Try to be more positive instead?

Dear Leader could really step up here and take the lead on this and help set me straight. How about unsealing your education records as a good gesture Mr. President? Sure, you’ve spent a lot of money over the years in hiding these things but isn’t it legacy building time for you? Think of the good will that would come gushing forth if you took ownership of who you really are and what you believe in? So you’re a Muslim or a Hindu. So you’re still an Indonesian citizen. We can celebrate all those things.

I suspect my cynical leanings are much closer to the mark. We’re about to witness the final two years of the Obama regime as with as little transparency as one can imagine. Even the FOIA requests that are complied with are so full of redactions that there may be a run on black ink. Do you think if we did a FOIA request for his golf handicap, we would get the truth?

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