Secret Service claims there are no Mar-a-Lago visitor logs
A Secret Service official said there are no logs for President Trump’s visitors at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., Politico reported.
The official said in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that there is no system to keep track of everyone who visits Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
“The … search and review of records confirmed that there is no system for keeping track of Presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, as there is at the White House Complex,” Special Agent Kim Campbell wrote.
“Specifically, it was determined that there is no grouping, listing or set of records that would reflect Presidential visitors to Mar-a-Lago.”
The comments came in response to a FOIA lawsuit from the National Security Archive, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.
The Justice Department made the filing late Wednesday.
Trump has made frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort during his presidency. He often holds meetings there with officials and world leaders.
Last month, the Trump administration brushed aside a FIOA request for visitor logs at the resort, releasing only a small portion of those guests.
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