Saturday, April 15, 2017

Trump Administration to keep White House logs private. Why? Because fuck you, that's why.

Courtesy of Time Magazine: 

The Trump Administration will not disclose logs of those who visit the White House complex, breaking with his predecessor, the White House announced Friday. 

The decision, after nearly three months of speculation about the fate of the records, marks a dramatic shift from the Obama Administration’s voluntary disclosure of more than 6 million records during his presidency. The U.S. Secret Service maintains the logs, formally known as the Workers and Visitors Entry System, for the purpose of determining who can access to the 18-acre complex. 

White House communications director Michael Dubke said the decision to reverse the Obama-era policy was due to “the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.” Instead, the Trump Administration is relying on a federal court ruling that most of the logs are “presidential records” and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Security risks and privacy concerns my ass, Trump just does not want the American people to witness the parade of criminals that will march through the White House during his tenure.

And remember this is the same Donald Trump who once sent these tweets:

There has GOT to be a better word than simply "hypocrisy" for all of this but I just can't think of it right now.

But I will tell you this, I believe that it is more important than ever for the American people to know who is coming and going in and out of the Trump White House.

39 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:20 AM

    OT? Sanders appears to be speaking from inside the carton>

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-ben-jerrys-ice-cream-podium-meme_us_58f1bb68e4b0bb9638e438df?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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    1. Anonymous6:39 AM

      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/jon-ossoff’s-race-first-real-battle-millennials-vs-trump

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    2. Kansas was really the first battle. And it was won even though the candidate lost.

      Trump won Kansas by 27 and whoever won by over 30. The Republican replacing whoever only won by 7 points. The Democratic candidate got that close all by himself with grassroots support. The DCCC basically did NOTHING to help and still he got within 7 points of winning.

      Imagine what might have happened had the Democratic Party actually done anything to support the Democratic candidate.

      (This is a part of why Hillary lost. No really. It's a mindset the party has still not changed. It's why the Dems will lose in 2018 in that they won't win as many seats as they could have.)

      If Ossoff wins it will be despite the DCCC, not because of it.

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  2. Anonymous6:32 AM

    As I have commented before, if we want to know what little donnie’s next step is all we have to do is look back for his tweets criticizing Obama.

    I don’t see how they can get away with this “presidential records” crap. There are a lot of people working in the W.H., not all visitors are there to see him.

    Then we have his visitors to his “other whites houses” that we know nothing about.

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      In total agreement. Why in the HELL can he get away with this and no one but NO one does or says a damned thing?

      As in previous posts today, Gryph, so all this is being turned over to congressional committees. In my head? Big whoop - they will do nothing as they always do! What hold does he have on them?

      I wish someone would explain this to me, along with a skeered media that sits with their thumbs up their @ss and just repeats what the talking points are instead of getting to the bottom of it.

      I am so thankful for this blog and my fellow IMers for letting me rant.

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    2. Anonymous8:29 AM

      @7:50 Could it be this?
      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/alt-right-head-threatens-to-release-intel-on-the-personal-lives-of-gop-if-bannon-is-fired/

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    3. Anonymous8:32 AM

      I'd still like to know the hold that the alt-right Mike Cernovich, discussed here yesterday, has on them and why.

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  3. Anonymous6:50 AM

    OT?
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3190204/security/leaked-nsa-exploits-plant-a-bulls-eye-on-windows-server.html

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  4. Anonymous6:54 AM

    He won't release the records just like he won't release his taxes. He doesn't want people to know what nefarious activities he's been engaged in.This only makes him look more guilty.

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  5. Anonymous6:55 AM

    In The Lincoln Bedroom 'Golden $hower Peepee Vid'? or
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/navy-investigating-california-seals-porn-movie-moonlighting-46807784

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    1. Anonymous7:26 AM

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/04/14/gay_and_bi_men_in_checnya_are_under_attack_while_the_trump_administration.html

      $adi$T Voyuer$

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    2. Anonymous8:19 AM

      Lincoln Fact: " Monday, April 17"
      " which is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. (That day celebrates President Lincoln's signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, which freed over 3,000 slaves in D.C.)"

      http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/14/pf/taxes/tax-return-due-date/

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  6. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Red, White and Blue
    https://thinkprogress.org/fox-news-creates-music-video-to-celebrate-trump-bombing-afghanistan-33b2fb8b08ea

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    1. Anonymous7:56 AM

      I like the Jimmy Kimel video of politics! Funny!

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  7. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Dick Cheney."
    "For starters, no vice president had ever chosen himself for the position—but that is essentially what Cheney did. He had been leading Bush’s personnel search: “I’d walked through this process for a couple of months listening to him describe what he was looking for,” recalls Cheney of his talks with Bush about a vice president. “At the end of the process he turned to me and said, ‘You’re the solution to my problem.’ And that’s when I knew I had failed as a headhunter.” Cheney punctuates his observation with a CHUCKLE."Bush was also looking for something else in his VP: someone as seasoned in national security matters as Bush himself was unprepared. “If there was a hole in the operation, it was in national security,” says Cheney. “And not only did I work for Ford, but I’d been in Congress, I’d been on the Intelligence Committee, I’d run the Defense Department successfully. I fit the mold of what he was looking for.” Although the popular perception of Cheney calling all the shots for Bush was untrue, theirs was an unprecedented sharing of power—almost like the “copresidency”Cheney would be a primary voice on national security affairs—and many other policy issues. That was the way Bush wanted it. “There was never a contract, and I didn’t have to really ask him for anything,” says Cheney. “I was going to have the opportunity to get involved in anything I wanted to get involved in.”, “the decisions flowed through Cheney," Cheney had a ton of power and influence, he had knowledge and experience, he had the total trust of the president, and he was the last guy in the room. In my opinion, Cheney was the chief of staff.” If so, Cheney was a de facto chief with a difference: He couldn’t be FIRED."
    "Cheney and Rumsfeld were together again, this time more powerful than ever."no illusions about Rumsfeld and Cheney. “They knew how to play the game and to participate in the bureaucracies of Washington and the political dynamics of the White House quite well,” he says. “So you couldn’t pull anything over on them. They knew how to pull strings to manipulate people to do things.” “rat f*ck.”
    " Kyoto Protocol, which called on industrialized nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2012. Cheney drafted a letter for Bush’s signature, rejecting both the carbon caps and the Kyoto Protocol. He went directly to Bush and persuaded him to sign it on the spot."Cheney was furious and demanded that Bush put Powell on a leash. Similarly, when Powell announced that Bush would “pick up where the Clinton administration left off” on negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear capability, Cheney was incensed. No decision had been made, but Powell had evidently used a dirty word—“Clinton.” Cheney received the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) every morning before Bush did, as well as extra raw intelligence “behind the tab.” In the spring of 2001, alarmed by growing threats against American interests by al Qaeda, CIA director George Tenet proposed an aggressive plan to destroy the terror group in its homeland. The plan, he said, called for “launching a paramilitary operation, getting into the Afghan sanctuary, creating a bridge with Uzbekistan. We knew exactly what to do. We were ready to do it.” But the CIA plan was rejected. “The word back was, ‘We’re not quite ready to consider this. We don’t want the clock to start ticking.’” Tenet says the Bush White House was focused elsewhere. “Because of other agendas, there was not a will to take this final action.” warnings about al Qaeda would reach an alarming crescendo on July 10, 2001. That morning, at CIA headquarters, the head of the al Qaeda unit, Richard Blee, burst into the office of Cofer Black, the counterterrorism chief. “The sky’s falling,” Cheney does not remember hearing about the CIA alarms. “I do not recall George coming in with his hair on fire saying, ‘They’re coming! They’re coming! They’re coming!’”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/15/just-how-much-power-did-dick-cheney-wield.html

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    1. Anonymous12:14 PM

      The fat guy wears depends.

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  8. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Medal of Honor Dakota Meyer praised the administration of el Presidente Trumpo for the successful obliteration of more than 90 ISIS pig-dogs with that big-ass bomb we dropped on’em.

    Watch below:

    http://therightscoop.com/trump-admin-is-letting-the-military-do-its-job-dakota-meyer/

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    1. Anonymous8:30 AM

      If there ever was a pig-dog, it's DUH. Takes one to know one, eh dough boy?

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    2. Anonymous9:20 AM

      From the looks of the pee puddle today, are they celebrating Jesus or $arah rising from the dead? Those are some seriously effed up people who hang out there.

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    3. Anonymous10:24 AM

      I personally "love" can barely breathe vg1 who somehow makes it out on walks and trips to the local library to complain "too much month at the end of the money" so people donate $$ gofundme for his in-home internet now back in business. Talk about grifting! All in the name of the Lord.......

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  9. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Good Morning Jesse! Happy Easter Weekend to you too!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9AS1VSgx_U
    ;-)

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    1. Anonymous8:26 AM

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/the-very-strange-history-of-the-easter-bunny-2/

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  10. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Who’s Talking to Trump? Mind Your Own Business, Says His White House

    Why drain the swamp when you can just put a tarp over it, and sell time shares like so much shady Florida real estate?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/14/who-s-talking-to-trump-mind-your-own-business-says-his-white-house.html

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  11. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Trump Has Power But Is Not Great
    Donald Trump clearly wants to go down in history as a great man. He will be disappointed.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/15/trump-has-power-but-is-not-great.html

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    1. Nothing he does will make him anything but the greatest CRIMINAL to hold the office of president. He is the most corrupt president EVER.

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    2. Anonymous11:23 AM

      I have never seen such a grossly inept blowhard in my sixty years of life.

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    3. Anonymous1:15 PM

      I'm twelve years older than you, Anon at 11:23 am, and I can say the same. No one even remotely approaching him, and that includes Richard Nixon, who was also a crook.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Anonymous4:22 PM

      And, I'm older than you, Beaglemom and 11:23 AM and I DETEST Donald Trump and have never seen such an anti American, liar, fraud and evil doer as this guy!

      I can hardly wait to see him leave office either through impeachment or having been run out of D.C. (and maybe the Trump Tower?!!!) on a rail! I assuredly do not see him lasting four years.

      He is the very WORST and HATEFUL imbecile in the world that could be representing the United States of America!

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  12. Anonymous10:45 AM

    I todd I taw a puddy tat...

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  13. Marthe10:56 AM

    The short-fingered, barely litterate, insecure, infantile, crooked, narcissistic little dictator wannabe simply cannot afford to show his many contacts with Russian intermediates, shady business associates and Republicans who go regularly to lick his boots. I bet he has more meetings for his own personal businesses than for government affairs.

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  14. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Effed up people on WH. Yep eff us!!#

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  15. Anonymous12:03 PM

    He will go down as worst prez EVER!

    Stupidest prez EVER!

    UGLIEST prez ever!

    71 yr old fart kimd twin!

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  16. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Hopefully, as we get to the bottom of the Russia/Trump/GOP collusion, some sanity will prevail in the GOP and there will be laws passed that require the White House to provide transparency, at a minimum, in visitor logs. We, the people, pay the bills so we should be informed. This should also include residences owned by a seated president and used during his term in office. We pay him/her no matter where he/she is staying.
    Beaglemom

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  17. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Yup, "hypocrisy," is the word, because everyone knows that the Obama White House never scrubbed the visitor logs.

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    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

      Hey comrade.... do you get paid in $ or rubels?

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  18. Anonymous5:12 PM

    If you don't know who has access to the White House how can you investigate their criminal Russian links?

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  19. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Oh you can bet we know who is coming and going from the white house, mars lard go, senate, congress, and all the rest of the places trump stinks up. He is under massive surveillance along with his little friends and family. They are so dumb to think otherwise.

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  20. Anonymous10:12 PM

    I would not call that fat ugly slob great on any level. But I will say he will go down as the most corrupt human on the planet along with his small circle of scum and scabs. It will be a short nasty dirty chapter in our history but it will be important in such a way to prevent assholes like this to ever do it again. We will get this straighten out and we will have a secure infrastructure, internet etc. I blame certain media, certain republicans, certain democrats and folks like gates, zucklefuck, jobs, and the rest of the big ass cell, gadget, crappola served to the world on a shiny platter. It opened the world up for corruption and danger while they profited.

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  21. he first family was seen departing the White House while getting ready to head to Florida for yet another weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate.

    This was reportedly the first time that Barron, who is enrolled in school in New York City, has visited the White House since the inauguration.

    The appearance in D.C. comes just hours after it was reported that Barron and Melania will be making a permanent move to the White House in June.

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