Well now. There ya go! He didn't lie after all. Obama DOES operate the 'most transparent' administration in US history! It's only transparent to his own ghouls, but he did it.
Consider - no official, hired or elected, and no agency of this government is safe from the powers that reside with the Commander-in-Chief. Not one of them. He controls every opportunity to corrupt any and every process in this country - up to, and including the courts where the cases against the NSA are now pending, the named plaintiffs, and their attorneys. Complaints that the White House was monitoring the press? Pffft! If not one way, they can simply use another. Any time they want to gin up a 'suspicion' of some kind of corruption or perversion against political opposition, he can call up his fave Code Monkeys' Commandant, and have whatever he likes on whoever he likes. Remember that, next time you see him looking smug in a press release.
It's done. America is over. Doesn't even matter who we try to elect, because he owns them, too. As will his successor.