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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration will make public a listing of visitors to the White House, reversing a long-standing policy transcending presidents and party affiliations.
The move could shed light on the people who influence White House decision-making. It comes following a White House review of its disclosure policy, one that was prompted by a lawsuit from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Until now, the Obama had sided with the Bush administration's stand of refusing to release records, in contrast with Obama's pledge of transparency. But Obama said Friday: "We will achieve our goal of making this administration the most open and transparent administration in history."
The releases will have an exception for visitors whose names can’t be disclosed because of national security concerns or in cases where the visit is confidential, such as a presidential interview with a potential Supreme Court nominee.
Originally posted by DOADOA
yeah like they won't remove any names that shouldn't be there. why do people believe everything the government says or do without questioning it? so if they said it was a weather balloon, show some pictures of it, put that balloon on display, you're going to take their words for it? bull if you ask me, releasing this log won't change anything. they can manipulate anything and everything. if they said mexico was south of the border i still wouldn't believe them.