A government watchdog has won a court challenge over the visitor logs to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort which will now be published by the group.
The lawsuit also seeks the release of visitor logs for the White House in Washington and Trump Tower in New York City. That made it hard to determine who was speaking to the President and his staff, since the exact identity of any individual visitor could be hard to determine.
Trump owns Mar-a-Lago, but the resort has numerous members and guests who stay on site, having paid membership to the president's firm.
It was filed after the Trump administration failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request over the logs. "We hoped that the Trump administration would follow the precedent of the Obama administration and continue to release visitor logs, but unfortunately they have not", Bookbinder said in April after the lawsuit was filed.
"We are pleased that, following this case, this information will become public for meetings in their private homes, but it must also be public meetings at the White House".
Since his inauguration, the us president has visited seven times between February and may, this luxurious Palm Beach property that he has dubbed the "White House" winter, before it is closed for the season, according to a count by the AFP. But if there now no visitor log at Mar-a-Lago, what will be released? Every month, they voluntarily posted online the name of visitors, as well as the dates and times they entered and left the White House compound. (Vox has reached out to CREW for comment.) As for Trump Tower, DHS claimed that they do not have any records of visitors to Trump's NYC headquarters, where the infamous Donald Trump Jr. meeting took place during Trump's presidential campaign.