Trump Sued For Not Releasing White House Visitor Logs

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Three organizations have filed lawsuits against President Trump's administration for not publicly disclosing White House visitor logs.  

According to The Hill, the lawsuits were filed against the Department of Homeland Security by The National Security Archive, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University after the administration failed to release the records pursuant to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

“We hoped that the Trump administration would follow the precedent of the Obama administration and continue to release visitor logs, but unfortunately they have not.” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement.

 

“Given the many issues we have already seen in this White House with conflicts of interest, outside influence, and potential ethics violations, transparency is more important than ever, so we had no choice but to sue.”

 

“President Obama routinely released the data we're seeking with no damage to presidential privilege, and this information is central to the Secret Service mission and thus clearly agency records subject to FOIA,” Tom Blanton, the director of the National Security Archive, said in a statement.

As you may recall, the Obama administration began releasing White House visitor logs in September 2009 but only after multiple lawsuits were filed by CREW demanding the records.

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Ironically, Obama's White House logs ended up playing a role in the 2016 election after it was discovered that Robert Creamer, who was caught on a Project Veritas video admitting to organizing vote-rigging schemes for Hillary, visited the White House over 200 times during the Obama administration.  Here is an excerpt from our post entitled "Why Did Vote-Rigging Robert Creamer Visit The White House Over 200 Times During The Obama Admin":

Earlier today we wrote about a new Project Veritas undercover video that uncovered several democratic operatives openly discussing, in explicit detail, how to commit massive voter fraud.  One of the operatives was a person by the name of Robert Creamer who is a co-founder of a democratic consulting firm called Democracy Partners.  Within the video, an undercover journalist details a plan to register Hispanic voters illegally by having them work as contractors, to which Creamer can be heard offering support saying that “there are a couple of organizations that that’s their big trick" (see: "Rigging Elections For 50 Years" - Massive Voter Fraud Exposed By Project Veritas Part 2").

 

Unfortunately, the embarrassing video caused Creamer to subsequently resign from consulting the Hillary campaign as he issued a statement saying that he was "stepping back from my responsibilities working the [Hillary] campaign" over fears that his continued assistance would be a distraction for the campaign.

 

But voter fraud isn't Creamer's only criminal specialty.  A quick look at Wikipedia reveals that Creamer spent 5 months in federal prison back in 2006 for a "$2.3 million bank fraud in relation to his operation of public interest groups in the 1990s."

 

So, with that kind of history, you can imagine our surprise when we discovered that a Mr. Robert Creamer showed up on the White House visitor logs 340 times beginning in 2009 when Obama took office and culminating with his latest visit in June 2016.  Moreover, in 45 of those instances, Creamer was scheduled to meet with POTUS himself.  Perhaps this is just two old Chicago "community organizers" hanging out?

We can't wait to see how many times various Russian agents have visited the White House...

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NugginFuts's picture

Good luck with that. Trump enjoys getting sued. Just as Roy Cohn.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/politics/donald-trump-roy-cohn.htm...

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Donald Trump (not verified) NugginFuts Apr 10, 2017 5:24 PM

What's a drop of WH secrecy in al that ocean of Deep State CIA secrecy

WikiLeaks: US Plans to Topple Assad Family Go Back Six Presidents, CIA Doc Reveals


The Swamp looks lovely this time of year.

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alt right dude's picture

White House logs are nothing.

Let's put a tag on Kushner and see who the kike is been seeing .

 

Might even dwarf all the Clinton Foundation deals

dr kill's picture

Chag pesach sameach, y'all. Jared bee's polishing his Passover shit right now.  We can rest easy tonight, no news created  by theis bunch on a Hebrew Holiday.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Wow. Daily Tardboy dot Com is hovering over ZH, pouncing on new threads, logging in and out to give himself thumbs ups.

What a sad, sad, life Daily Tardboy has...

chunga's picture

The westernspammer site is so bad it's destroyed zero hedge and whoever bought the place doesn't care. The article below is also loaded with shepwave, and nothing else. All spam.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

It is definitely getting worse...

Too many failed sites/traders can't afford to advertise so they spam comments sections. Hard to believe that it actually works.

fx's picture

The logs are useless since Ku$hner, ivanka and co are in there 24/7 without getting recorded as "visitors"

Winston Churchill's picture

Worse, I visited both sites once and my antivirus caught the trojans trying to download.

Never One Roach's picture

Trump will keep losing to these slugs until he arrests Hitlery, Soros and Huma. Reform irs badly and lock lerner up also.

Vageling's picture

Wonder what he eats... That stuff he steals from gardens or the quick meals from the supaahmarket. questions, questions. 

knukles's picture

Moose and Squirrel to see Mr President.  Again.  Dank kyou.  Here bottle Stoli from me to you.
I buy you dringkh.  We become good friends like James Angleton and KIm Philby.
You like Moose and Squirrel, yes?
Spasticia!

gatorengineer's picture

Does Moose knuckle count?

Lumberjack's picture

Israel’s Mossad chief reportedly gives secret intelligence briefing to Trump staff

https://www.google.com/amp/www.jta.org/2016/12/18/news-opinion/politics/...

earleflorida's picture

and stop going to your castles in florida as a ME dictator did/does.

do business at the WH!

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earleflorida's picture

twitter me this donald...[?] take this as constructive criticism, and NOT, constructive ambiguity

ps. i know [?] what they're capable of --- just keep your known enemies close and always in front?!

NugginFuts's picture

"Trump the White Orange Obama!"

There, fixed it. More like a creamsicle president.

spastic_colon's picture

um no.........at least trump has allowed visitors.....obummer just did it on the sly

Wahooo's picture

Good for them. Get after this imposter.

BandGap's picture

I pretty much release my logs every morning and feel good about it.

My wife calls them barrel bombs.

Sid Davis's picture

How about someone sue him in the 9th Circuit to obtain an injunction from fighting a war when Congress has not declared war? I would think that is far more serious a violation of the Constitution than some screwball list of visitors.

What a disappointment he has become.

earleflorida's picture

they ain't going to rest djt till your head is on a pole?

you should have stood your ground with Flynn!!! and get fucking rid of your daughter and her hubby kush,... that have no business running the country!

TheLastTrump's picture

President Trump seems to think that he can trust his son in law & daughter to give him good advice. He's clearly a little short on good help.

 

 

 

You seem to think highly of your advisory abilities. Perhaps you could offer up your services in that rarefied political/economic atmosphere? Hmmmmmm?

sunnyside's picture

I volunteer to "debrief" Ivanka, and if she has done anything wrong, then I will turn her over my knee.

rosiescenario's picture

...and once Obummer was forced to release the logs he began meeting folks  whose name he did not want to have on the White House logs away from the WH.This item was discussed here on ZH a few years ago......

Chippewa Partners's picture

He hasn't had enough rappers in da HOUSE yet............

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Old Trumpy is treating his uneducated supporters unfairly.

Being uneducated takes years of diligent effort and persistence.

orangegeek's picture

goat fucking pizzagater alert!!!!

TheLastTrump's picture

Oh geeeezzzz....not that fucking pizzagate bullshit.

 

Is that where most of these assclowns are coming from? You pizzagaters were some of the weirdest worst smelling little cockaroach scuttling motherfuckers I've seen on the interwebz. gak

TheLastTrump's picture

It doesn't appear to have taken you very long.

IndyPat's picture

Russian visitors my ass!

That list is gonna read like a who's who in the world of joos.

Evict Ivanka and her shady joo husband. These two were not on the ballot.

Invinciblehandaxe's picture

i am up for locking trump the swamp all of a sudden

get a cell for ivanka the talmud satanic bitch and

her joo pussy licker too

SharkBit's picture

Trump really, really fucked up when he bombed Syria.  No base left to shield him.  Dumbass.  He is totally exposed and Superboy GI-Jared will not be able to protect him.  I give it a year before he is out.

TheLastTrump's picture

No base left, lol. Man put down that fucking pipe.

 

A few Ron PaulBotz & disaffected Russian trolls.....funny, I saw a bunch of white working class middle America types at his rallies. No internetz dweebs or obvious Paulistos. You weren't there...

 

I knew way back when that the so called alt right which is mostly formed by racists, anti Jews & Ron Paulists were going to be in for one hell of a shock with Trump, sooner or later.

 

You people that think that 100% compliance with your wishes 100% of the time is what a politician is supposed to do because you cast your vote for her..... are just children. Don't worry, the adults have your back, as always.

 

It looks like Putin & Assad got cocky thinking Haley's UN announcement meant they were living charmed lives.......looks like President Trump called at 3 am and Putin didn't fucking pick up.

Bill of Rights's picture

I'm with you bro nothing but scum bag dems masked as trump supporters...propaganda losers

Bill of Rights's picture

Oh go fuck yourself asshole no base left...you scum bags are working over time .

shimmy's picture

May as well also sue to get the vistor logs at his Florida place given he spends half his time there. What's the cost to taxpayers, 3 mil per weekend? That's the great pumpkin working for the sheeple!

Anopheles's picture

Can't.  FOI doesn't apply to private residences.  They arean't even required to keep visitor logs. 

Anopheles's picture

Doesn't Trump already hold lots of meetings at Trump Tower and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach?

Suck it up snowflakes, FOI doesn't apply to private residences. 

I'd guess that Trump is going to have a LOT more meetings outside the WH. 

chunga's picture

Trump's remaining supporters also like Mylan and their $600 epipen, like you do.

FoggyWorld's picture

But they aren't private records if Homeland Security runs them and not sure why his meetings at his private residences would be exempt.   And I am just an open records person and am not picking on him.

jmack's picture

I bet Ivan Hackzynski is on there...

BorisTheBlade's picture

He altered the logs upon exit.

pippi68's picture

Hmmm. Seems like another setup because the logs stopped being published on November 24th before President Trump was sworn in.

See for yourself on inside gov.

coast1's picture

trump has thrown the true amerian people under the busl....but alex jones will support trump even if trump kills his own children,....for money

rlouis's picture

Surprising me with the shifting political winds: this is the first day that I have considered impeachment for Trump over Syria a realistic path - a president can't bomb countries unilaterally.  Put him up there with the other war criminals.

Neochrome's picture

Nail the bastard.