Obama administration spent $36MILLION trying to keep government records secret during its final year
Number of lawsuits filed by news organizations under the FOIA also surged..
Obama administration received a record 788,769 requests for files last year...
It also spent a record $478 million answering them...
An Obama spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment..
The Obama administration spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs in its last year in office in an attempt to keep government records secret.
For a second consecutive year, the administration set a record for the number of times federal employees said they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
And it set records for the outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records.
The "most transparent administration in history, MY ASTROLABE!!