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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Greg Craig
President Obama's White House has quietly empowered itself to censor or delay the release of information in ways that not even Richard Nixon envisioned during the Watergate scandal.
A federal grand jury charged two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday with soliciting and covering up the secret spending of more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House.
The White House has told Congress it will reject calls for many of President Obama's policy czars to testify before Congress - a decision senators said goes against the president's promises of transparency and openness and treads on Congress' constitutional mandate to investigate the administration's actions.
UPDATED: President-elect Barack Obama has been interviewed by federal authorities in connection with the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but an internal inquiry has found no inappropriate contacts by Mr. Obama or anyone else on his team, according to a report the presidential transition team released Tuesday.
The memo, which Mr. Craig said exonerated the incoming administration, said Mr. Obama had "no contact or communication with Governor Blagojevich or members of his staff," but alluded to conversations with members of the transition team and "others" in which Mr. Obama said he would neither prevent Ms. Jarrett from pursuing his Senate seat "nor actively seek to have her or any other particular candidate appointed to the vacancy."
Mr. Craig, who left the White House in 2010, specifically said in his memo that any employees of federal agencies considering releasing government memos or data under FOIA must "consult with the White House Counsel's Office on all document requests that may involve documents with White House equities."