Well, give President Trump credit. This time he’s managed to offend liberals and conservatives to about an equal degree. The announced policy that White House visitor logs won’t be made public has the Capitol astir. And it should. The White House is the people’s house.
Trump is a temporary resident, and who comes and goes is the people’s business, period.
His aides say the logs won’t be released until he’s been out of office for five years. That’s preposterous. Any president, if national security demands it, can not disclose visits that need to be kept secret for legitimate reasons. This policy smacks of arrogance. No less than Tom Fitton, head of a conservative watchdog group, said, “This new secrecy policy undermines the rule of law and suggests this White House doesn’t want to be account to the American people.” Exactly.