White House decides against releasing visitor records
Apr 25, 2017, 12:59
Ultimately, almost 6 million visitor records were released, though certain visits were excluded, including for national security or law enforcement reasons. Under a separate statute, much of that information can become public years after Trump leaves office.
The announcement that the logs would remain secret quickly drew criticism from watchdog groups. "Once again, the Trump White House is stonewalling information that Congress and the American people have a right to see".
CREW said Friday's decision was disappointing, given that Trump repeatedly promised at his raucous campaign rallies to "drain the swamp".
"Trump [White House] cites "grave national security risks" in releasing info [that] Obama made public for 7 years without incident", the National Security Archive tweeted Friday.
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The policy permitted some exceptions to disclosure, including private visits to the Obama family.
Officials said that sensitive meetings - including interviews of potential Supreme Court justices and huddles with top national security officials - were scrubbed from the official records.
Ivanka has announced last month that she would be assuming a White House employee role to assist her father. However, the result of the new policy may have no effect at all. Releasing visitor records was a key initiative put in place by President Obama, and the White House disclosed over 6 million records during his time in office. "He is the least transparent President - ever - and he ran on transparency".
The Associated Press notes the Obama White House began releasing the logs in late 2009, his first year in office, after some litigation.
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