Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Secret Service Sued Over Trump Residence Visitor Logs




 Bloomberg by Bob Van Voris --

Group led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to get access to Secret Service logs of visits to the White House and President Donald Trump’s other occasional residences, the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and Trump Tower in New York City.

CREW said the Secret Service, which maintains the logs, has refused to turn them over in response to requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act. The group, which also includes the National Security Archive and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, filed the lawsuit Monday in Manhattan federal court.

"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," CREW’s executive director, Noah Bookbinder, said in a statement Monday. “We had no choice but to sue.”

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