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White House visitor logs incomplete

An analysis by the Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that the visitor logs for the White House are incomplete. The logs are the "official record" of who stops by the White House and is "maintained by the Secret Service." The investigation shows that the logs are missing many visitors, including celebrities, "lobbyists, government employees, campaign donors, policy experts, and friends of the first family." This investigation shows that the logs "routinely omit or cloud key details about the identity of visitors, who they met with, the nature of the visit, and even includes the names of people who never showed up. These are critical gaps that raise doubts about their historical accuracy and utility in helping the public understand White House operations from social events to meetings on key policy debates."

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