Obama Administration Agrees to Disclose White House Visitor Logs « The Washington Independent
After the Justice Department dragged out four different lawsuits seeking public access to White House visitor records, the Obama administration finally agreed yesterday to settle the cases, brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and committed to post visitor records online.
CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan praised the White House, saying, “The Obama administration has proven its pledge to usher in a new era of government transparency was more than just a campaign promise. The Bush administration fought tooth and nail to keep secret the identities of those who visited the White House. In contrast, the Obama administration — by putting visitor records on the White House web site — will have the most open White House in history.”
CREW sued the current administration when it refused to turn over records of visits by health care and coal executives to the White House.