The Hill: GOP threats halted GAO Cheney suit. The controversy with Cheney came to a head in December after U.S. District Court Judge John Bates, citing separation of powers, ruled that Walker lacked sufficient grounds to compel Cheney to disclose the records of a White House energy task force that he had headed.
It may seem like old history at this point, but the Bush administration’s stiffing of Congress — and the American people — on this matter set a tone that has persisted. We have no right to know what corporate influence there has been on administration policies.
The Bush crowd is secretive for good reasons. If the public understood what was going on, there would be hell to pay.