FOIA request for White House visitor records comes back with 100 + redacted pages
SOURCE: Website of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) (12-4-06)
CREW has been trying to obtain access visitor records to the White House for months now. Those records had been under the control of the Secret Service, which made them subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The White House is now claiming visitor records are under their control -- and, therefore, not subject to FOIAs because the White House is exempt. We believe that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been in a dispute with the White House about those records. NARA doesn't quite buy the White House argument -- and we want to know what they've said to the White House. So, we sent a FOIA request to NARA requesting the relevant the relevant documents. You can see the very heavily redacted response we got from NARA, which is fairly typical from this administration.
Website of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)