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Watchdog group wins access to Mar-a-Lago visitor records

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach.

Miami Herald

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach.



WASHINGTON - A watchdog group says it has secured access to visitor logs for Mar-a-Lago and will release them by early September.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington brought legal action along with the National Security Archive and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University against the Department of Homeland Security.

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“The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said. “We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his his personal residences—but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well.”

CREW, NSA and Knight sued for the release of visitor logs from the White House, Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower. DHS claims to have no records of visitors at Trump Tower. The lawsuit is ongoing for the White House, the group said in a release.

CREW sued the Obama White House for access to visitor logs.

[Last modified: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:16pm]


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