Trump Says No to Release of White House Visitors’ Log

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President Donald Trump put the kibosh on a White House practice that went forth under Barack Obama — the voluntary releasing of visitors’ logs.

President Donald Trump has angered the media once again by refusing to voluntarily release White House visitors’ logs.

Obama, under fire for his inability to uphold transparency vows he made on the campaign trail, announced his administration would voluntarily give the public looks at the White House visitors’ logs. But Trump’s administration decided against that practice.

Why?

National security, for one, a spokesman said.

From The Hill:

“White House communications director Mike Dubke released a statement citing “the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.”

“A limited number of records of visitors to White House departments, such as the Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Trade Representative, will be accessible through Freedom of Information Act requests. But most will not, including those that apply to the president and his senior staff.

“The announcement angered ethics and good-government watchdogs, who argue the public has the right to know who is visiting the White House.

“Three such organizations sued the administration in federal court this week, demanding the logs be released.

“‘It’s disappointing that the man who promised to ‘drain the swamp’ just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years,’ Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in a statement.

“Bookbinder said the records ‘provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president.’

“Under the Trump administration’s policy, the records will be kept secret until five years after the president leaves office.”

  • Thomas Duquette

    Good for him too. We did just fine for over 200 years without that knowledge. Tell these ethics people that that knowledge did not increase transparency in the Obama WH. Ge still spied on everyone. Just beat it with all your do good angst.

  • Betty Ford

    The worm is turning…and turning…and turning…

  • If President Trump walked on water this afternoon, the headlines on the Liberal media networks and newspapers tomorrow morning would be screaming, “TRUMP CAN’T SWIM!”

    Real Americans took our country back from globalist elite! We wanted our jobs and our nation back! Our healthcare was too expensive. Mine is $700/month now (thanks to Obamacare). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but what are the Democrats plans for that? When is the next minimum wage bump? How many more illegals do they want?

    Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless?

    I cannot believe how lucky we are to have Trump instead of Hillary for our President.

  • felix1999

    When you consider how VIOLENT and THREATENING the LEFT is, this is a WISE move. Some visitor names will be released while others should not.

    To give you an example, DEVOS the education person is constantly threatened. 7.8 MILLION Is being spent to protect her. Just HER! That is only fro 8 months! That is how violent and threatening the LEFT is.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/the-cost-of-betsy-devoss-security-detail-1-million-per-month/2017/04/07/efa01488-1ade-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?utm_term=.a79149db57ce

    • Suresh

      Agree ! Obama used to invite muslim brotherhood and Left/Liberal Corrupt media would not even question that .
      And why is that ?

      Left/Liberal/feminazi/RINO “Leaders”, media, politicians are the Trojan horses that allow, enable the destruction of their countries by the vicious snakes(“Poor” Muslim
      Fake refugees) either due to their idealogical stupidity, ignorance or because they are paid of by saudi/OIC Lobbyists to push for BLM/islam http://tinyurl.com/gwfxa8s

  • Mahou Shoujo

    There is no value in allowing enemies of the state access to a list of potential targets. It is no ones business what others legally do. If there is illegal activity, search warrants are available if required.

    • Craig

      Rat obama hates the United States, so release of information to any potential enemies would be a reflex action for the muzzie kenyan POS.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Well said.

    • Kathy Brown, Esq.

      Exactly!

      Actually, Pres. Trump is the only one actually being ‘transparent’. He says: “None of your ________ business!” when he means it, along with “Of course I used the tax code to my advantage when doing business! I took advantage of EVERY legal loophole I could!”

      Oh, WHAT a contrast to the loathsome Zero AND his loathsome wife. I thank God every day that dawns, that He had mercy on us and gave us a last chance.

      A blessed Easter to all here: “Why do you search for the living among the dead? He is risen; He is not here!”

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Amen.

  • The log is good and bad – we found out Bob Cramer, disrupter of Trump rallies, visited Obama over 300 times.

  • Patti York

    Im fine with it

  • bobmead1960

    Doesn’t the press have cameras on every inch of the WH? Spies inside the WH? Leakers throughout the government? What is the problem?

    • Drew the Infidel

      If that is the case, why can’t they provide some shred of evidence to give credence to their accusations and contention that Trump is some sort of “Siberian candidate” or whatever? I would say the “magpie media” gives us nothing but “National Enquirer”-type nonsense but, then again, comparing each’s performance “National Enquirer” has them beat.

  • Soros is already protesting, so it must be a good news.

  • Drew the Infidel

    The commiecrats will have to hunt for Russians elsewhere.

  • Christian Abel

    What about transparency where it matters enormously?

    What about the research that’s supposed to prove that vaccines are “effective” or “efficient”? What about the sloppy research that says babies need to be vaccinated against a STD?

    I want transparency about the research that links occupational exposure to radon with cancer.

    I want transparency with the fine particulate research.

    The list goes on and on.

    • Duchess of Pork

      I’d like to see Obama’s sealed records.

  • BettyO

    Considering the vicious threats against President Trump and his team, I would hesitate to visit anyone in the White House right now. I would feel the target on my back. Kinda like when the gunowners’ addresses were mapped. Who wants to know besides the anti-gun crowd?
    Leftist violence and threats do have their chilling effects.

  • Steve

    This is exactly what should be done. Each person visiting being accounted for is not a matter of public transparency. That is ridiculous and just another slight by the liberal progressive obstruction machine. Policy is what should be transparent not logistics. Its the same when the stupid fake news wanted to know about strategic military moves.

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