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Letter: Obama administration anything but transparent

Published: Friday, Aug. 3 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Laura E. Duffy, U.S. Attorney Southern District of California, announces the indictments on five suspects involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed with guns sold by DEA agents as part of a failed sting operation. The 'Fast and Furious' scandal has become a rallying point for critics of the Justice Department.

Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press

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Let's look at the promised most transparent presidency to date. It took almost three years to produce a birth certificate. After four years of challenging President Obama to let us see his college records and thesis, no response. Leaks of very serious consequences from the White House. We can't find out anything. These leaks of our security and secret agents make Nixon's Watergate scandal appear as a driving violation.

When we try to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious, the president intervenes with executive privilege. Not transparent. Not even translucent. Always obscure. By comparison all Democrats are clamoring to see Mitt Romney's tax returns even though he has submitted all that are required. My request is that we'll show you ours if you'll show us yours.

T.G. "Bud" Mahas

Salt Lake City

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