Whistleblowers have revealed that the Obama administration has recently created a new Freedom of Information Act dodge. Under Obama federal agencies including the EPA, DOJ, and IRS appear to have been weaponized for use against opponents. In addition the VA is being hammered due to falsified records of medical appointments. All 4 agencies are the subjects of investigations that could result in jail time for culpable individuals.
The White House is not a federal agency so it has immunity from FOIA disclosure. In order to block release of embarrassing (and possibly criminal) public information, the White House is requiring agencies to send them documents that would normally require public release.