"Corruptus in Extremis"
Court says White House visitor logs can be kept
secret from the public
What the fuck? - The entire nation is dissolving into one giant pile of Fascist shit.
We have Secret Courts, Secret Warrants, Secret Rulings, Secret Spying and Secret Police. Now the White House has a Secret Visitor's Log. Fuck this God Damn fucking shit to God Damn fucking Hell.
Comrade Obama is not obligated to make public the names of individuals visiting the White House, according to a decision of the federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia made public Friday.
The 3-0 decision would keep the visitor records top secret for up to 12 years after Obama leaves office.
The case was brought by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog nonprofit that has been fighting a long legal battle seeking to force release of the White House visitor logs as public records under the Freedom of Information Act reports the Washington Examiner.
But in a decision that is drawing intense criticism from across the ideological spectrum, the circuit court said the president has a "constitutional prerogative" not to tell the American people who he or his staff meets with in the White House.
The court said the president has such a prerogative because he is not covered by the FOIA and because of "special policy considerations" that allow exemption of visitor logs from classification as agency records subject to release under the public records law.
President Obama began making public some of the White House visitor logs in 2009, but refused a Judicial Watch request for all of the logs.
Administration spokesmen have often pointed to the partial release of the logs to support the president's claim that his is "the most transparent administration in history."
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was extremely disappointed by the decision, saying "a president that doesn't want Americans, under law, to know who his visitors are is a president who doesn't want to be accountable. The appellate court decision punches another hole in the Freedom of Information Act, the law which allows Americans to know what their government is up to."
"The legal gymnastics in this unprecedented decision shows that President Obama is not only one willing rewrite laws without going through Congress. And this legal fight, in which President Obama is fighting tooth and nail full disclosure under law of his White House visitors, further exposes his big lie that his administration is the most transparent in history. The silver lining is that at least the appellate court opened up the records of tens of thousands of White House visits that Obama was trying to keep secret," Fitton said.