During last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia, front-runner Hillary Clinton was grilled about public access to her records as first lady.
After answering a question from moderator Tim Russert on the issue, Barack Obama noted that if the New York senator was going to use her period as first lady as evidence of her experience, she needed to open up those records from her White House years.
Obama: …We have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history.
And not releasing, I think, these records at the same time, Hillary, that you’re making the claim that this is the basis for your experience, I think, is a problem.
Part of what we have to do is invite the American people back to participate in their government again. Part of what we need to do is rebuild trust in our government again.
And that means being open and transparent and accountable to the American people.