The White House plans to keep logs of visitors to the White House complex secret, the Washington Examiner reported.
In an announcement Friday, the White House cited national security risks and privacy concerns of visitors as the primary reason the Trump administration is breaking with President Obama’s policy of logging all visitors.
The administration is calling the logs “presidential records” that are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
According to Time, the White House expects criticism but Trump wants to get advice from people who would like discretion.
Well, looks like they’ve fixed all the problems guarding the White House. I mean, seriously? Why don’t they just fire these guys and buy a German Shepherd?
The latest accused White House fence jumper was on the grounds for about 20 minutes before he walked up to the back door of the White House and approached a Secret Service officer and said he had an appointment with the president, two Secret Service sources tell the Washington Examiner.
Even though the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division searched for the intruder after he set off a series of alarms after jumping multiple fences, they only found him when he walked up to the officer posted at the “C-11” position, the back door of the White House’s South Portico that leads into the dignitary reception area, the sources said.
One source said the intruder, identified as Jonathan Tran, walked right up to the back door and startled the officer standing there who didn’t immediately think he was an intruder but some type of contractor because he was wearing khaki pants.
A jittery White House, nervous after facing fence jumpers and a guy with a gun, briefly went into lockdown after being attacked by party balloons. Here’s some video of the assault.