Now Obama has 'lost' $1.3 trillion. Or is Whte House just stonewalling another FOIA? 

Transparency and accountability in government advocates were elated in September 2006 when President George W. Bush signed into law the Financial Accountability and Transparency Act that established, a Google-like searchable database to put most federal spending within a few mouse clicks of anybody with an Internet connection.

By the time Bush left office, was up and running and provided a serviceable tool for accessing billions of bytes about where Washington politicians are spending trillions of tax dollars.

But in January 2009 when President Obama and members of his administration came into office, they saw as a potential propaganda tool and the utility of the site became an open issue.

Now, nearly five years after it was authorized, is at the center of a growing scandal on Capitol Hill as questions are raised about $1.3 trillion of federal spending that doesn't show up on the site.

The Sunlight Foundation's John Wonderlich, who has led the effort to track down an explanation for the missing $1.3 trillion, testified this week before a House subcommittee.

Here's the video of his response to a question from Rep. Cory Gardner, R-CO, and his explanation of the problem and the response he and his non-profit - which is one of Washington's most effective advocates for greater transparency in government - have received from the Obama administration:

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