Skip to comments.Obama Continues Bush Policy of Hiding Visitors Names
Posted on 06/19/2009 7:03:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
While Obama continues to blame Bush for problems being experienced in the United States, he continues many of his orders, such as withholding the names of visitors to the White House. Now the President wants to hide the names of people who spend time with him in the Oval Office. What happened to his promise about transparency?
Apparently, Obama wants to keep hidden, the names of those who come to influence policy decisions. The fact is that two federal judges have ruled that the records are public, but the Secret Service has denied msnbc.com's request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present.
It also denied a narrower request by the nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which sought logs of visits by executives of coal companies. CREW filed a complaint on Tuesday, June 17, 2009, against the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service. Meanwhile the Obama administration said that the policy is under review.
During the Bush administration, the records of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, inspite of that administrations effort to withhold them, were released as was done when the Clinton administration was under investigation.
According to the MSNBC report, The Obama administration is arguing that the White House visitor logs are presidential records not Secret Service agency records, which would be subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
T R A N S P A R E N C Y ! ! !
Obama is delusional and views himself above right and wrong....he simply does not see himself for the liar that he is.
I have always believed that the reason for his having a secure blackberry is to enable him to be in constant contact with Ayers and Dorn. I’d love to get the log on that thing. There are times when he’s phumphering around in responding to a question and it sounds like he’s killing time till Master Bill can feed him the Magic Phrases.
Bingo! I agree 100%. I don’t think ZERO makes a step without Ayers or Dorhn. In fact Dorhn is who set him up with Michelle. He goes back much farther with the Ayers family then he wants people to know IMHO.
I believe his two books were ghost written by Ayers as well. The radical Ayers and Dorhn have discovered a way to run the Government after all these years. IMHO it was planned for a long time with Frank Davis being the catalyst who brought him to Chicago.
Every word he spoke during the campaign was written by someone else. Nothing has changed.
Yeah, but the old meaning..
i thought the liberals complained about that when Bush did it.
two wrongs making a right?
just more liberal hypocrisy
The other issue is that this implies that GWB was the only past president to employ this restriction.
I'm sure JFK provided a complete visitor list...nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
C’mon MSNBC, he’s breaking the law. You have two judges on your side. Get off your ass and sue for access.
Dorhn is your typical insane Marxist - may I say it - b*tch, who has spent her entire privileged life as a white-shoe attorney's daughter hating people who are not as privileged as she. I'm sure she's very influential, although I suspect that her wimpy husband Ayers is pretty influential himself simply because he looks like Woody Allen and has made connections.
So essentially we have the country being run by two failed 60's radicals.
I am totally convinced they are running the show. ZERO cannot put two sentences together without a teleprompter. Ayers’ father is influential and he fed off that and is propped up by the brains behind him Dohrn IMO.
Still find it odd that ZERO was the only candidate in 2004 that Soros met personally with — no one else which speaks volumes. There was a connection between Ayers/Dohrn and Frank Davis so I wonder where Soros fits in all of this.
There are articles showing the Weatherground went through a split and Ayers/Dohrn (she was in charge) went the Communist route.
All the puzzle pieces are starting to fall into place.