Democrats are demanding that the President disclose who is visiting him at his “other White House” at Mar-a-Lago. On Friday Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill that will force the White House to create an online list of people who visit the President wherever he stays.
This bill is called “The Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness, or Mar-a-Lago Act.” CNN reports the details and who worked on the bill:
Democratic Sens. Tom Udall, of New Mexico, Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, and Tom Carper, of Delaware, unveiled the legislation in the Senate on Friday, while Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois did the same in the House.
“The American people have a right to know who has access to the President and who has leverage over this administration,” Udall said in a statement announcing the bill.
Under President Barack Obama, the White House maintained a visitor page on its website and said it had released about 6 million records. The Obama administration created the online database voluntarily, but made exceptions for some disclosures. Notably, the President and first lady Michelle Obama on more than one occasion held private parties and invited celebrities, including the late-artist Prince, without disclosing details of the private events to the press.
The White House under Trump has not yet published such records or offered information about members of his club at Mar-a-Lago.
The White House’s visitor records page said as of Sunday that it is “being updated,” which is what the page has said since the beginning of the Trump administration
The White House has not responded and I wouldn’t expect them to. Since Trump has been in office the lies and secrecy have not stopped. This act would be one step to lifting the veil off the dirty dealings of the Trump Administration.