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 White House Pact Cloaked Visits Amid Scandal,, Secret Service locked up records
batmanchester
Posted: Jan 6 2007, 02:10 PM


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WASHINGTON - The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House are not open to the public.

The Bush administration didnít reveal the existence of the memorandum of understanding until last fall. The White House is using it to deal with a legal problem on a separate front, a ruling by a federal judge ordering the production of Secret Service logs identifying visitors to the office of Vice President wick Cheney.

In a federal appeals court filing three weeks ago, the administrationís lawyers used the memo in a legal argument aimed at overturning the judgeís ruling. The Washington Post is suing for access to the Secret Service logs.

The five-page document dated May 17 declares that all entry and exit data on White House visitors belongs to the White House as presidential records rather than to the Secret Service as agency records. Therefore, the agreement states, the material is not subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16491370/
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