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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:38 PM

Trump Declines to Release List of His Visitors at Mar-a-Lago

Source: New York Times

Trump Declines to Release List of His Visitors at Mar-a-Lago

By ERIC LIPTON SEPT. 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday escalated a battle with government ethics groups by declining, even in the face of a federal court order, to release a comprehensive list of individuals visiting with President Trump at his family’s Mar-a-Lago resort during the days he has spent at the private club in Palm Beach, Fla., this year.

The surprising move by the Department of Justice, which had been ordered in July to make the visitors log public, came after weeks of promotion by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the liberal nonprofit group known as CREW, that it would soon be getting the Mar-a-Lago visitors logs.

Instead, on Friday the Justice Department released a State Department list of just 22 names — all of them members of the delegation of the Japanese prime minister — who visited the club in February for a meeting with President Trump.

The dispute centers on what kind of records related to private individuals visiting the president should be open to public inspection. The refusal to disclose the full list of presidential visitors’ names also brings renewed scrutiny to the president’s private business empire and raises questions about why the administration would want to withhold information that could reveal possible conflicts of interest.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:39 PM

1. This is a dictatorship now, we will be told what he wants us to be told

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:43 PM

3. I'm afraid you're right

 

Even MSNBC is fawning over the footage of the kid moving the White House lawn with the creep stalking behind him and not talking enough about this.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:43 PM

2. I suggest a pre-dawn FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:46 PM

4. SWAMPY

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