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Monday, March 27, 2017

Democrats file bill that would force Trump to reveal visitor logs at Mar-a-Lago

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM

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It would appear that Democrats are finally fed up with random people being photographed next to president Donald Trump while he deals with an international incident, or posing with the guy who holds our country's nuclear football.

A new bill called the Mar-A-Lago Act would force Trump to reveal his visitor logs at his "Winter White House," which he'll be visiting again this weekend for the sixth time.



The Mar-A-Lago Act, which stands for “Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act," probably won't pass, but at least congressional Democrats are finally coming up with some excellent bill names.

"It's simple," said Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. "The American people have a right to know who has access to the president and who has leverage over this administration, Many Americans are rightly worried about whether the wealthy and well-connected are being given special treatment and undue influence in the Trump White House. President Trump has assembled a cabinet filled with millionaires and billionaires, he's pursuing an agenda of massive tax cuts for the rich, and the initiation fees at Mar-A-Lago - where people are getting uncommon access to the president and his top advisers - have just doubled to $200,000.

"By refusing to release the White House visitor logs, President Trump is only validating the rampant concerns about who may be pulling the levers in his administration. The president should end his administration's disturbing pattern of stonewalling information and immediately reinstate the previous administration's policy of publishing White House visitor logs. And given President Trump's unprecedented decision to regularly conduct official business at his private business properties, the Trump administration has an obligation to make public the visitor lists at places like Mar-A-Lago and Trump Tower."

Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago next weekend.

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