Trump asked to turn over Mar-a-Lago visitor records

CREW and the Knight First Amendment Institute also sued for visitor logs to Trump Tower and the White House.

'We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his his [sic] personal residences - but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well'.

The government watchdog agency Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced in a press release Monday that a Southern District of NY judge ruled in its favor in a lawsuit CREW filed against the Department of Homeland Security.

In a statement on its website, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said it would make the records public "upon receiving them by September 8th".

Read the organization's full press release below.

The Trump administration doesn't release names of White House visitors.

CREW has made the same demand for records of Trump's visitors at Trump Tower and at the White House itself. The portion of the lawsuit for the White House visitor log is ongoing and, as of today's ruling, is set to have its final decision by January 13, CREW communications director Jordan Libowitz said over the phone. "Given the many issues we have already seen in this White House with conflicts of interest, outside influence and potential ethics violations, transparency is more important than ever, so we had no choice but to sue".

In the meantime, Politico has created an unofficial database of White House visitors, according to its website.

A scheduling order filed Friday by Judge Katherine Polk Villa covers only a small subset of members and guests described in 'records of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago'.

President Donald Trump speaks to Republican leaders at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on March 1.

A court in NY has asked to make public the list of visitors of Donald Trump at his residence in Mar-a-Lago in Florida, according to a court decision made public Monday. CREW said it would receive the logs by September 8 and then publicly release them.

"What that means is somewhat of a mystery, but whatever records they kept, we will be getting", he added.

Mar-a-Lago is a not only Trump's part-time residence, but it's also a private social club.

Vanessa Coleman

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