Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No change in White House secrecy

Oh for crying out loud. Did somebody let Bush and Cheney back into the White House without telling me? In response to a CREW request for visitor logs detailing health care industry meetings at the White House:
The Secret Service sent a reply stating that documents revealing the frequency of such visits were considered presidential records exempt from public disclosure laws. The agency also said it was advised by the Justice Department that the Secret Service was within its rights to withhold the information because of the "presidential communications privilege."
The White House says "it's reviewing its policies." Not good enough President Obama. Your campaign promise to televise the meetings in the interests of transparency is on record. The least you can do is release the logs without a court order.

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