During a “fireside hangout” on Google+ this afternoon, President Obama responded to a questioner who said she was disappointed in the gap between Obama’s campaign promises for transparency and the reality of the last four years.
“It feels a lot less transparent than I think we all hoped it would be,” she said.
Obama said firmly, “This is the most transparent administration in history, and I can document that is the case.”
As an example, he said, White House visitor record are now public record, something he changed.
His administration’s handling of the terrorist attack on Benghazi and the subsequent investigation into the attack was politicized, he added, and was not an example of a lack of transparency.