Since CREW’s first FOIA request of the Trump administration for records related to visitors of the White House, Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower, CREW filed suit with the National Security Archive and the Knight First Amendment Institute for the requested visitor records.Learn More
Kate Doyle, on behalf of herself and the National Security Archive, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, and CREW, requests:
- The Worked and Visitor Entrance System (WAVES) records and Access Control Records System (ACR) records dating from January 20, 2017 until March 8, 2017.
- Records of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower from January 20, 2017 to March 8, 2017.
This request specifically seeks the same 28 fields of data that previously were posted on the White House Visitor Records Requests website.
Pursuant to the FOIA and the Department of Homeland Security regulations, Kate Doyle et al. requests expedition of this request because it involves an urgency to inform the public about a government activity, and it concerns a matter of widespread media interest in which there exist possible questions about the government’s integrity which affect public confidence.
White House visitor logs, first made available by the Obama administration, have proven to be an invaluable resource in determining the outside influences to which the president is subject. Moreover, significant concerns have been raised about how the president is using his private properties at Mar-a-Lago and Trumo Tower. The requested records will shed light on these issues.