The Trump White House appears to have failed to comply with basic transparency obligations, such as the requirement to maintain and preserve presidential records under the Presidential Records Act and the requirement under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to open up to public scrutiny committees that include non-governmental personnel advising the president.  On other fronts, President Trump has rolled back transparency initiatives of his predecessor, declaring recently for example that the White House would no longer make its visitor logs public. At a time when outside influences are having a bigger and bigger role in the formulation of administration policies, this lack of transparency raises serious concerns about who is pulling the levers of power.

Retaining Presidential Records Under the Law
Documenting Outside Advisory Committees
White House Visitor Logs – President Trump Reverses Course