Thursday, January 22, 2009
Click here to find out more! Text size: increase text sizedecrease text size Obama, in executive order, limits discretion to keep records of ex-presid
“Bush's rule allowed former presidents, vice presidents and their heirs to cite executive privilege to block the release of documents after they have left office. With his order, Obama essentially threw out that rule, allowing only the current president to block the release of documents and depriving heirs of that right."