Wondering who Obama has been hobnobbing with in the White House? You will have to keep wondering:
President Obama and his successors in the Oval Office are not obligated to make public the names of individuals visiting the White House, according to a decision of the federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia made public Friday.
The case was brought by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog nonprofit that has been fighting a long legal battle seeking to force release of the White House visitor logs as public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
But in a decision that is drawing intense criticism from across the ideological spectrum, the circuit court said the president has a “constitutional perogative” not to tell the American people who he or his staff meets with in the White House. …
Administration spokesmen have often pointed to the partial release of the logs to support the president’s claim that his is “the most transparent administration in history.”
From visitor logs that have been released, we already know that Obama’s most frequent visitor in the early days of his regime was communist union thug Andy Stern. Other embarrassing visitors include Malik Shabazz evidently of the bloodthirstily anti-white New Black Panthers and various Islamic radicals. IRS chief Douglas Shulman was a constant visitor as his agency illicitly targeted Tea Party groups. To be any worse, the records that are still secret must include a hoofprint from Satan himself.
When this issue came up under W, a federal judge ruled that the visitor logs must be made public. But since then America has been fundamentally transformed.
On tips from Stormfax, Ben S, Robert E, Fiberal, G. Fox, and Sam Adams.