Obama essentially restored the wording of Executive Order 12667, by repeating most of the text of that order with minor changes. One notable change is that vice presidential records are explicitly covered by his new order.My read on the above is that wiki is wrong. Actually the new EO EXCLUDES vp and former vp records from protection. The devil is in the details. President Bush's EO revoked the President Reagan EO and Mr. Obama revoked President Bush's EO:
Sec. 11. Vice Presidential Records.
(a) Pursuant to section 2207 of title 44 of the United States Code, the Presidential Records Act applies to the executive records of the Vice President. Subject to subsections (b) and (c), this order shall also apply with respect to any such records that are subject to any constitutionally based privilege that the former Vice President may be entitled to invoke, but in the administration of this order with respect to such records, references in this order to a former President shall be deemed also to be references to the relevant former Vice President.
(b) Subsection (a) shall not be deemed to authorize a Vice President or former Vice President to invoke any constitutional privilege of a President or former President except as authorized by that President or former President.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to grant, limit, or otherwise affect any privilege of a President, Vice President, former President, or former Vice President.
Sec. 6. Revocation. Executive Order 13233 of November 1, 2001, is revoked. THE WHITE HOUSE, January 21, 2009Section1: Both (c) and (d) are changed. Have not research yet the significance of the CFRs as well as the other "minor" changes. All legal foks out there agree/disagree with my read?
So, does Obama favor Reagan or Bush? :-) ... just curious...