Sorting through Trump's shift on releasing White House visitor logs

The Trump administration met widespread opposition from advocates of government transparency when it announced that it would not be publicizing the logs of White House visitors — as the Obama White House generally had done. Even before the change was announced, open-government groups had sued to obtain visitor records from the White House as well as Trump properties in Palm Beach, Fla., and Trump Tower in New York City. On the Monday following the announcement, White House spokesman Sean Spicer took repeated questions about the policy at his daily briefing. Initially, Spicer said: "I think as was noted on Friday, … >>More stories from National


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