The most open and transparent government ever has actually done it's best to delay responding to FOIA requests, and even to destroy records conveniently tied to Barack Obama's past, as the following embedded FOIA appeal will attest.
In a letter to the Appeals Review Panel for the U.S. Department of State, a retired military officer claims that the DOS destroyed Stanley Ann Dunham's passport records for the years when Dunham was traveling with her young son, Barack Jr., to Indonesia. Since Dunham is now deceased, her passport records become public records. Obama Jr.'s passport records, like all his other records, remain private so long as he refuses to allow the public to view them.
Evidence of State Department cover-up of Obama's birth story