L'addetto stampa di Biden non dirà se verranno pubblicati i registri dei visitatori della Casa Bianca

Biden press secretary won't say if White House visitor logs will be published

In arrivo casa Bianca Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined Friday to specify whether President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would resume the tradition of publishing the White House’s visitor logs after Biden is inaugurated next week.

Psaki, who was present at a Biden transition team briefing on Friday afternoon, was asked whether her team would resume the release of visitor logs after President Trump discontinued the practice during his term. In risposta, Psaki said the Biden administration wants toensure we are transparent,” but did not commit to publishing the logs.

I wouldn’t expect many visitors in the early months, especially due to COVID,” Psaki said at the event. “It will be quite limited, but we will have more to say on that soon.

Psaki added that the White House press team would havemore to sayon its ethics policy in the coming days. Biden will be sworn in as president next Wednesday.

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The Trump administration stopped releasing the White House’s visitor logs for public consumption in 2017, citing national security concerns.

The decision marked a reversal of the Obama-era practice of publishing the logs and triggered a series of lawsuits from groups that sought to force the administration to disclose them. The Clinton and Bush administrations also restricted access to visitor logs.

A White House communications director during the Obama administration, Psaki was critical of Trump’s refusal to publish the logs in recent years. Nel 2017, Psaki lauded former Obama administration office Ned Price forcalling Trump’s bluffon the security risks of releasing the logs in an op-ed for Foreign Policy.

In un 2019 twittare, Psaki said the Obama administration’s policy of releasing the logs wasa headache at the time” ma “good for democracy.

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