Mar-a-Lago visi­tor logs ex­pected to be re­leased

The Buffalo News - - WASHINGTON NEWS -

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Demo­cratic sen­a­tors have de­manded them. Law­suits have been filed. Now, visi­tor logs for Pres­i­dent Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach will be re­leased.

Non­profit govern­ment watch­dog group Cit­i­zens for Re­spon­si­bil­ity and Ethics in Wash­ing­ton, or CREW, an­nounced Mon­day that as part of an on­go­ing law­suit, the De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity will re­lease the logs to the or­ga­ni­za­tion by Sept. 8.

CREW said that it then plans to make pub­lic the lists of who has vis­ited Trump’s ex­clu­sive so­cial club.

“The pub­lic de­serves to know who is com­ing to meet with the pres­i­dent and his staff,” CREW Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Noah Book­binder said in a news re­lease. “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.”

Since tak­ing of­fice in Jan­uary, Trump has vis­ited Mar-a-Lago seven times. In March, eight Demo­cratic sen­a­tors called for the re­lease of the logs.

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