Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Trump Administration will not disclose logs of those who visit the White House complex, breaking with his predecessor, the White House announced Friday. The decision, after nearly three months of speculation about the fate of the records, marks a dramatic shift from the Obama Administration's voluntary disclosure of more than six million records during his presidency. The U.S. Secret Service maintains the logs, formally known as the Workers and Visitors Entry System, for the purpose of determining who can access to the 18-acre complex. White House communications director Michael Dubke said the decision to reverse the Obama-era policy was due to "the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually." Instead, the Trump Administration is relying on a federal court ruling that most of the logs are "presidential records" and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

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"Drain the swamp!"

Schmucks.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-04-15 06:49 AM | Reply

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* - into the white house.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-04-15 08:36 AM | Reply

This discussion has moved.

#3 | Posted by retort at 2017-04-15 08:49 AM | Reply

Ah come on, the Donald just doesn't wanna let folks know Tom Bodet has dropped by a bunch of times discussing the name change of Motel 6.

#4 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-04-15 10:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Where's the demand for transparency?

#5 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-04-15 12:57 PM | Reply

Its typical, one rule for Wussies which Rethugs scream bloody murder over and another for rethugs. Just like fathers and mothers in family court.

#6 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-04-15 02:42 PM | Reply

Good. This is what we wanted. Complete secrecy and corruption.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-04-15 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What is he hiding, what is he afraid of??

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-04-16 12:11 AM | Reply

I guess those are under audit too.

#9 | Posted by Mtnyc at 2017-04-16 08:21 AM | Reply

I suppose he could scrub and release them like Obama did.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-04-17 09:56 AM | Reply

I suppose he could scrub and release them like Obama did.
#10 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2017-04-17 09:56 AM

Gotcha... so you're open to him eventually rising to the level of being as bad as Obama... that's progress I suppose. Cuz right now, he ain't even doing that much... for some reason, I thought you held people to higher standards.

I guess I have to agree here. I'm onboard with you-- I desperately hope he finds a way to rise to level of "bad Obama" (how much more golf does he have to play to catch up? how much more transparency do we have to lose to reach Obama's WH? how much more does he and his family have to spend on travel to catch up to all the evil Obama travel?).

Let's hope he hears us... but, alas, neither of us have a segment on Fox and Friends or Infowars, so I guess our pleads will fall on deaf ears.

#11 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2017-04-17 11:08 AM | Reply

Swamp the Drain.

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-04-17 11:35 AM | Reply

It depends on what you think is worse, claiming openness and providing an edited log (Obama), or keeping it private (Trump).

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-04-17 11:49 AM | Reply

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