White House Will Keep Visitor Logs Secret
President Trump’s administration is breaking with his predecessor, announcing Friday that it will no longer release White House visitors logs
This article originally appeared on Time.com.
President Trump’s administration is breaking with his predecessor, announcing Friday that it will no longer release White House visitors logs.
The White House argues that they are not bound to disclose the records, and that the Obama Administration scrubbed so many records because they were sensitive that they provided only a “facade of transparency.”
The announcement comes as Democrats and watchdog groups are demanding that the White House release the logs for 18-acre campus, and to expand the collection of who visits the president’s private club at Mar-a-Lago.
Meanwhile, Trump is celebrating Easter weekend at his private club in Palm Beach without any of his senior aides, White House officials said. It comes as the palace intrigue over the fate and role of Steve Bannon has been the subject of unending speculation and gossip—and as the moderate wing inside the West Wing has been ascendant.
But this is the Trump Administration, and these ups and downs have come and gone before. Bannon allies are encouraging him to stay in his job, hopeful that his efforts to push Trump in a more economic nationalist direction will again be valued in the future.
This article originally appeared on Time.com