Let’s check in with former President Obama real quick and see what’s changed since he left office. Short answer: Nothing.
For starters, he’s still showing as much “historic levels of transparency” as ever:
An email sent to attendees of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston says that attendees of the “conversation with Obama” are barred from live streaming, sharing photos and video and any other content from the event on public platforms, the Boston Globe reports.
“Following the panel, the sharing or reporting of its contents on public platforms, including social media, will not be permitted,” the notice reads. “Those who fail to adhere to this policy will be subject to removal from the conference and denied tickets to future SSAC conferences.”
“This policy applies to all attendees, credentialed media included,” a second email added after the Boston Globe asked for comment.
A spokesperson for the conference told the Globe that the former president “will discuss his time in office and the next chapter of his life,” but gave few details as to what specific things Obama will mention.
Also, Obama’s no longer in the White House, but he’s still spending taxpayer money, though his people won’t confirm the amount:
Obama Library to cost taxpayers $175 million. pic.twitter.com/uWm3VYzBBi
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 25, 2018
To put some perspective on that, that’s about 1/10th of the pallet of cash Obama sent to Iran, so he probably doesn’t consider that to be a lot of money relative to that.
Ironically a good portion of that $175 million will go towards construction of the “Historic Levels of Transparency” wing of his library.