White House Opens Visitors Logs

september 4, 2009  11:24 am
In what special counsel to the president Norm Eisen calls "a historic new policy," the Obama Administration announced this morning that "(a)side from a small group of appointments that cannot be disclosed because of national security imperatives or their necessarily confidential nature (such as a visit by a possible Supreme Court nominee), the record of every visitor who comes to the White House for an appointment, a tour, or to conduct business will be released." The administration also announced that it settled a lawsuit demanding specific visitor records, "including those dating from the Bush administration."