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RESEARCH PROJECT: A researcher friend asked me if I might have White House Visitor Logs for President Barack Hussein Obama, II (a/k/a Barry Soetoro) (IMAGE #1) -- particularly 2016 ... and 2017 before his term ended January 20th. ... (I do now!!!)
FIFTH OR SIXTH SEARCH -- EUREKA!!!
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHITE HOUSE VISITORS' LOG " --- I DIDN'T GIVE UP -- HERE IT IS (ARL NOTE: VERY LAST REGISTERED VISITOR LOG WAS ON NOVEMBER 24, 2016 💥🎯⏰⏳⬛💥):
IMAGES #2 AND #3: EUREKA -- FOUND IT
INSIDE * GOV --- Home › White House Visitor Logs White House Visitor Logs Results (Obama administration --- 5,806,284 results; Sorted by - Most recent first (approximately 20 to a page)
(First on list) --- Michael Donilon November 24, 2016 12:00am
✅➡ -- https://web.archive.org/…/…//white-house-logs.insidegov.com/
THE FIRST WHITE HOUSE VISITORS' LOG SEARCH RESULT -- ON MY 30-MINUTES SHOVEL JOURNEY:
IMAGE #4: OBAMA WHITE HOUSE RECORDS BLOCKED
-- OBAMA RECORDS account >>> BLOCKED BY "X-FRAME-OPTIONS POLICY"
GOV * TECH -- White House Publishes 5.02 Million Visitor Access Records
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❎➡ -- https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/…/tools/visitor-records
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SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION (📌 ARL NOTE - Far, far left liberal group): OBAMA ADMINISTRATION -- slamming Trump (screw 'em)!!!
WIKIPEDIA -- White House Visitor Logs, also known as the White House Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVE), are the guestbook records of individuals visiting the White House to meet with the President of the United States or other White House officials.
ARL NOTE: The precedent of public White House Visitor Logs has always been a voluntary exercise of the Executive Branch. For the most recent four presidents:
W.J. Clinton NO - ❎
G.W. Bush NO ❎
B.H. Obama NO ❎ / YES ✅ (partially)
D.J. Trump NO - ❎.
The release of some logs to the public have been a goal of, and can be credited to the pressure from, watchdog groups concerned with possible undue influence of lobbyists over the US government. Groups such as Judicial Watch, CREW, and The National Security Archive have been 📌🎯 suing the government to release such logs under the Freedom of Information Act since at least the early 2000s. The 📌❎ Clinton and 📌❎ Bush administrations refused to release visitor records to the public, arguing they are part of presidential communications and not public records. The Obama administration, however, after 📌❎ initially following the same policy, eventually reversed it and by 📌✅ mid-2009 released the visitor logs as part of its stated commitment to government transparency, under the WHITE HOUSE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE POLICY. It was the first US administration to release those logs to the public.] 📌🎯 -- The logs were nonetheless 📌⬛ redacted to remove sensitive meetings (such as visits by potential Supreme Court nominees) and purely personal guests.] Logs for the 📌🎯⁉ period between January 20 and September 15, 2009, are subject to different policy and require specific requests.
The 📌❎ Trump administration withdrew its support for release of the logs, and is not making visitor logs available to the public, though some comments suggest the logs could be made available "five years after Trump leaves office". This has led to several groups suing the government again, demanding the release of such logs, which should be seen as a matter of public record.
While Obama's release of the logs was generally praised by transparency activists, the Sunlight Foundation noted, "The VOLUNTARY SYSTEM can be 💥⬛🎯⬛💥 TOO EASILY CIRCUMVENTED. Because it only captures visitors to the White House, 📌 if an administration official wishes to keep a meeting with a lobbyist secret, he or she merely has to 📌 schedule it at a nearby location" and 📌 "Phone calls are also used to avoid disclosure". Omission of significant visits was criticised by other groups. Time noted that "The Obama-era process allowed the 📌 White House Counsel’s office to unilaterally ⬛ redact records of those visiting the complex ⁉ for any reason. The Obama Administration, for instance, took a wide-ranging view of what were considered 📌❎ personal events hosted by the Obamas, leaving off 📌❎ celebrity sightings and meetings with 📌❎ top donors." The 📌❎ visitors could request to have their records shielded from public through a simple checkbox on the visitor form.
A 2017 study 📌🎯⁉ showed that companies whose executives have met the president report a raise of their share values, by approximately 0.5% following a month or two after the disclosure of the meeting. The authors note that direct causation is difficult to prove, but it is likely that investors view such news as indication that companies will perform better, for example winning more government procurement contracts. That study identified 📌 2,286 meetings between corporate executives and federal government officials with the top three most frequent visitors for that period being 📌 David M. Cote (Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International, 30 visits), 📌 Jeffrey R. Immelt (Executive Chairman and CEO of General Electric, 22 visits) and 📌 Roger C. Altman (Executive Chairman of EverCore Partners, 21 visits). The top three most frequent visitees by corporate executives in that period were 📌🎯 Valerie Jarrett (Senior Advisor to the President, 107 visits), 📌🎯 Jeff Zients (Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, 103 visits), and the 📌🎯 President himself (100 visits).