Senators seek visitor logs from White House, Mar-a-Lago

Elizabeth Warren, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Tom Udall, and Rep. Elijah Cummings-who say the North Korea incident raises serious concerns about the president's willingness and ability to protect classified information while staying at Mar-a-Lago.

Whether the Trump administration wants to call Mar-a-Lago the Winter White House, the Southern White House, the Weekend White House or something else altogether, some Democrats are now demanding that they treat the parade of visitors coming and going from there like their predecessors largely treated the regular White House itself - by actually recording their names.

The response to one Democrat's proposed legislation to find out who President Donald Trump is rubbing elbows with at his Florida retreat Mar-a-Lago is simple - the resort can't turn over that which it doesn't have. President Trump has assembled a cabinet filled with millionaires and billionaires, he's pursuing an agenda of massive tax cuts for the rich, and the initiation fees at Mar-A-Lago - where people are getting uncommon access to the president and his top advisers - have just doubled to $200,000.

President Trump (c.) sits with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (l.) and retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump and other Republicans sharply criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton for compromising national security by using a private email server.


"White House visitor logs help provide the American people with an important look at who is meeting with the President and his staff and a greater understanding of White House business", said Reed. "And given President Trump's unprecedented decision to conduct official business at his private business properties, the Trump administration has an obligation to make public the visitor lists at places like Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower".

Since he assumed office on January 20, Trump has traveled to Mar-a-Lago five times.

Sunlight Foundation Executive Director John Wonmderlick also released a statement regarding the proposal, saying "the Obama administration's voluntary online disclosure of the White House visitor logs provided the American public with a meaningful window into the influence and operations of the White House, despite its flaws".

And it will investigate whether Trump's hotels are sending to the U.S. Treasury any profits from foreign government customers.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Related News:

  • Embassy: Brazil meat in Malaysia free from rotten meat scandal

    Other Brazilian meat factories not placed under surveillance by government authorities are still able to export meat to Europe. Lins said that only 33 out of 11,000 employees (including inspectors) at the Agriculture Ministry were being investigated.

    Feuds and fault-lines loom in UK-EU showdown over Brexit

    Now, as a result, the Prime Minister has announced the two-year process for our withdrawal will now begin. We have been civilised, and welcome, members of the communities in which we live.

    Comcast Working On TV Streaming Service For Internet Customers

    The TV streaming service was enabled to provide content onto PCs, tablets and phones and they have to pass via a broadband modem. Pricing will reportedly range from $15 to $40 with a variety of possible add-ons, such as sports and Spanish-language channels.
  • Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

    Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

    Candidates in the race for France's presidency have urged aid or intervention in French Guiana amid pressure from overseas voters. The French government has sent an emergency mission to try to quell tensions in the territory of a quarter-million people.
    Final Fantasy XV: Repairs Underway As New Chapter 13 Launches

    Final Fantasy XV: Repairs Underway As New Chapter 13 Launches

    At the end of this 14 days though, you have to either purchase the full game to play more or be done with it. That's another cool thing: FFXIV is available for PS4, and it works surprisingly well as a console game.

    Thousands gather at United Nations to oppose BDS

    Speaking on Monday, Haley said she would bring that same approach to the United Nations . The U.S. now funds around 22 percent of the U.N.'s overall regular budget.
  • Active Volume Stock: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

    Active Volume Stock: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

    Noteworthy movements of Stock: Chesapeake Energy Corporation's (CHK ) share price has value at $5.81 with last change of 7.79%. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Saturday, January 21st.

    Lukas Podolski: England have stopped playing rugby under Gareth Southgate

    "It's great for the two young ones at the end to get a feel of global football". They also play in big teams in the Premier League, which helps".

    Gang-Rape of Chicago Girl Streamed on Facebook Live, Say Police

    The teen went missing shortly after her uncle dropped her off at home Sunday and didn't resurface until Tuesday. This is the second notorious Facebook Live case of violence to hit the Chicago area in the past few months.
  • Mexican State Prosecutor Held on Drug Charges in NYC Case

    Mexican State Prosecutor Held on Drug Charges in NYC Case

    His hearing is scheduled for April 11, when it will be decided if he will face charges in NY , where El Chapo is now being held. The investigation into Veytia began in 2012 when he was a deputy Attorney General in Nayarit.
    American Airlines pilot dies on flight minutes before landing in New Mexico

    American Airlines pilot dies on flight minutes before landing in New Mexico

    Mr Grubbs, who was based in Dallas, was a Boeing 737 pilot who joined American in 2010 from Envoy, Parker said. An American Airlines co-pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque.
    Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny per gallon

    Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny per gallon

    Get ready to dig deeper to go down the shore this summer. "This feat has been accomplished for several reasons", DeHaan said. In the past, the organization has monitored individual stations at times when the average price was low, DeHaan said.


Most liked

Ford to invest $1.2-billion in Canada, create Ottawa R&D centre
In its budget, Ottawa is proposing to integrate them into a new Strategic Innovation Fund with $ 1.26 billion over five years. Ford has said it expected to have a self-driving taxi available by 2021.

Lippi leads China over SKorea 1-0 in World Cup qualifier
Ahmed Yaseen then gave Iraq an equalizer from close-range with 14 minutes remaining. Saudi Arabia leads Group B with 13 points, while Thailand is last with one.

Putin Says He's Ready to Meet Trump If Finland Hosts Summit
The Arctic Council, a high-level intergovernmental forum set up in 1996, consists of Russia , Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.

'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in Ohio prison
According to a patrol report cited by the AP, Harvey was in his cell when an unidentified person attacked him Tuesday afternoon. A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohi.

Moderates hold key to California road repair tax plan
Brown and the leaders announced the deal Wednesday in Sacramento, setting off a political struggle to pass it in the Legislature. The plan also includes a sliding fee on vehicles, with owners of cheaper vehicles paying less.

Ozil, Sanchez want to stay at Arsenal: Wenger
Alexis was also largely misquoted by British press during the same interview, when he stated that he would like to stay in a city for a long time, and build a winning club.

S. Korea's Park to attend court session on possible arrest
She can be detained for up to 20 days before prosecutors file formal charges, meaning she may be in jail while her case is heard. Park has apologized for putting trust in her friend, Choi (pronounced CHWEY) Soon-sil, but has denied any legal wrongdoing.

Schiff: The White House Letter Raised More Questions Than Answers
Nunes told Bloomberg earlier this week that his source was an intelligence official, not a White House staffer. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly by name.

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions
To put the miners "back to work", the President announced, he was lifting the moratorium on coal leases on federal lands. The plan was Obama's primary tool to meet the country's emissions reductions goals under the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Leading military alliance could make Raheel a controversial figure: Baloch
Asif had informed the Senate that the former Army chief had not sought an NOC to lead a Saudi-led military alliance. However, advisory council of member countries will meet in May to discuss and finalize the alliance's future.

Abby Lee Miller says she's resigning from show
Do you think Burke is a quality replacement? According to Radar Online , Miller has been in and out of filming all season. She's taken time off of the show recently, though did return in season 23 to partner with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

BCCI Seeks Permission From Government For This Year's India-Pakistan Series
Thakur, who is a MP in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, had said that "there was no question of playing cricket with Pakistan". Earlier, in 2016, BCCI had reportedly rejected the United Arab Emirates as a venue for the two teams' bilateral series.

Remembering the victims of the terror attack in Great Britain
He and his wife ran a recording studio out of their home in West Bountiful , a small town north of the city. President Donald Trump on Thursday condoled the family of an American killed in a London terrorist attack.

Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody
They ordered her to stop, but the driver made a U-turn and fled, hitting a police cruiser in the process, Malecki said. Capitol Police sent out an email alert about the incident, asking Hill staffers to stay clear of the area.

Analyst Consideration on: General Motors Company (GM)
The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of General Motors Company by 1.3% in the fourth quarter.