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Judge Lets Secret Service Hide White House Visitor Logs

The National Security Archive at George Washington University announced today that a federal judge is allowing the Secret Service to hide the White House visitor logs that contain 5.99 million records. Such records were routinely released by the Obama administration. When the Trump administration did not release its own records, NSA filed a FOIA lawsuit.

During the lawsuit the Secret Service admitted that it maintains no records of the president’s visitors at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties.

“Our suit gave the court a chance to address the transparency deficit in the Trump White House, but the court ducked,” said Archive director Tom Blanton. “Letting the Secret Service hide their records of everyone who lobbies the President is the opposite of what the Freedom of Information Act holds as American law and American values.”

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