Monday, April 10, 2017

Trump Blindsided With Monday Morning Shock Lawsuit - Secret Meetings To Come Out

Trump Blindsided With Monday Morning Shock Lawsuit - Secret Meetings To Come Out

He may have recently settled the Trump University lawsuit, but the President certainly isn’t short on legal issues at the moment.

Late Sunday night, it was revealed that Trump is facing a new lawsuit demanding the release of visitor logs for the White House and his homes in New York and Florida.According to POLITICO, the suit is scheduled to be filed on Monday in federal court in New York. The plaintiffs are the National Security Archive, archive researcher Kate Doyle, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). CREW was also involved in a similar lawsuit during George W. Bush’s presidency over his White House visitor logs.

The plaintiffs are arguing that the Secret Service has broken the law by not responding to Freedom of Information Act requests regarding the identities of those who have visited President Trump, both at the White House and his other properties.

The Trump White House’s refusal thus far to release the visitor logs is breaking with a practice put in place by President Obama, who elected to release the records at the beginning of his first term. In a statement about his decision to open up the visitor logs, with some exceptions, to the public, Obama said:

‘Americans have a right to know whose voices are being heard in the policymaking process.’

  

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