Visitor logs for President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida will be turned over to nonpartisan Washington, D.C., watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and released to the public before early September.
CREW, along with the nonprofit National Security Archive and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, filed suit against the government in a New York federal court in early April for the visitor logs from Mar-a-Lago, the White House, and Trump Tower.
“We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his personal residences — but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said.
CREW is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Freedom of Information Act for the visitor logs from the Secret Service, a component of the DHS.
CREW was previously successful in obtaining White House visitor logs in September 2009 after hitting former President Barack Obama's administration with four lawsuits.
According to The New York Times, Trump has visited Mar-a-Lago 25 times during his presidency, where he has spent more time than any of his other properties, and where he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in April.