White House To Open Up Visitor Logs
This was one of those inexplicable policy hold overs from the Bush administration that many Obama supporters shook their heads at.
But now, well, looks like they’ve found their way out of the woods.
The new policy would begin in mid-September. Electronic visitor logs maintained by the Secret Service would be released three to four months after visits are made. The disclosure would include who set up the meeting, where it was held and for how long. Specific requests for visits before Sept. 15 would be dealt with individually.
Exceptions would be made in cases of national security, extreme confidentiality — such as a visit by a future Supreme Court nominee — and strictly personal visits to the first family, including daughters Malia and Sasha.
Do know that, although there have been some missteps, Obama’s has still been the most transparent administration in American history. But promises are a bitch, and supporters will hold you to each and every one of them.
Glad to see that this is one that the White House will ultimately keep.