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

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 17, 2017

Government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) will be making public visitor logs to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort starting this fall.

"The Secret Service will complete its search for and processing of 'responsive records of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, ' and produce any non-exempt responsive records, by September 8, 2017", the two-page ruling, issued by a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY judge, stated. His predecessor, Barack Obama, initially claimed that the logs were presidential information, so they were either privileged or generally off-limits to the public.

On Friday, a federal judge ordered the release of visitor logs at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

The lawsuit, filed in January in the Southern District of NY, alleges Trump is violating the Constitution's emoluments clause whenever foreign entities lease Trump real estate or pay to stay at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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According to The New York Times, Trump has visited Mar-a-Lago 25 times during his presidency, where he has spent more time than any of his other properties, and where he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in April.

"We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his personal residences - but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well", CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said. Crew also sued the Obama administration for access to those records.

In response, a NY court has asked the Secret Service to turn over records of the people who visited Trump by September 8.

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