Obama campaigned on greater transparency than George W. Bush and failed.

Obama also built up the power of the executive branch, setting dangerous precedents for Trump and future presidents.

PBS:   WASHINGTON — The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.

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