White House Visitor Logs Deemed Public Records

White House Visitor Logs Deemed Public Records

There will be no secret visits to the White House after a Washington, D.C., federal judge recently ordered visitor logs be released to pubic interest group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). While CREW is only after visits by nine conservative religious commentators, including Jerry Falwell and James Dobson, Judge Royce C. Lamberth's ruling means any and all visits to both the president's and vice-president's residence will not be private. In addition, he ruled that records of when and where visitors swipe their passes at card-readers throughout the residences must also be released to the public.