Saturday, October 15, 2011

White House Visitor Logs Are Top Secret

The Obama Administration is appealing a judge's ruling that the visitor logs kept by the Secret Service can be disclosed to the public under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Justice Department filed a formal notice of appeal Friday afternoon regarding U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell's August ruling rejecting arguments that the so-called WAVES records belong to the White House even though they are maintained and used by the Secret Service.

Although not every visit could be disclosed as provisioned by the Freedom of Information Act, Judge Howell saw no reason why other visits could not be disclosed.

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