Judge Orders White House Visitor Logs Made Public

Brian Zick

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AP reports: A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to release information about who visited Vice President Dick Cheney's office and personal residence, an order that could spark a late election season debate over lobbyists' White House access.The Washington Post asked for two years of White House visitor logs in June but the Secret Service refused to process the request. Government attorneys called it "a fishing expedition into the most sensitive details of the vice presidency."U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina ruled Wednesday that, by the end of next week, the Secret Service must produce the records or at least identity them and justify why they are being withheld.The newspaper sought logs for anyone visiting Cheney, his legal counsel, chief spokesman and other top aides and advisers. via John at AMERICAblog

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