Transparency Era Ends at the People’s House
The Trump administration is waging an almost unprecedented war on transparency.
But do voters actually care?
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today defended the Trump administration's decision to break with the Obama administration and stop releasing White House visitor logs.
"We're following the law as both the Presidential Records Act and the Federal Records Act prescribe it. So it's the same policy that every administration had up until the Obama administration."
This is a different rationale than the White House initially gave on Friday - when it said that it would no longer release visitor logs due to "national security reasons".
So the lurch away from transparency continues. But do voters as a whole actually care?
There were these tax returns protests this weekend - but is this issue something that speaks to the country as a whole or just the liberal/democratic base?