Tuesday :: May 2, 2006

Is Anyone Tracking All White House Visitors?


by Steve

It was reported yesterday that the White House would be releasing through the Secret Service records of Jack Abramoff’s visits to the White House, per a lawsuit by Judicial Watch and a subsequent agreement between the parties in front of a federal judge. However, today Scott McClellan put it out there that the Secret Service may not have a complete record of all Abramoff’s visits to the White House. Well, if the Secret Service doesn’t have a record of all visits to the White House by someone (or everyone for that matter), then who does in this post-9/11 period? Second, if McClellan is saying that the release of information by the Secret Service sometime before May 10th may not be a complete record of Abramoff’s White House visits, then isn’t the White House being noncompliant with the agreement that Judicial Watch thought it obtained from the Bush Administration in front of a federal judge?

And third, if McClellan is saying that the Secret Service isn’t keeping track of everyone who visits the White House, then I guess that would explain how Jeff Gannon was able to come and go as he pleased, right?

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