Spicer Criticizes Obama Admin's Visitor Log During WH Briefing

Posted: Apr 17, 2017 3:40 PM

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer downplayed the recent decision to not disclose private information of visitors to the White House on Monday during the daily press briefing, saying the idea was a "faux attempt" that "didn't serve anyone well."

"It's not really being transparent when you scrub out the names of the people you don't want anyone to know were here," he added while referencing the Obama administration.

Last week, the White House said "national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually" overruled skeptics from transparency groups who wanted a complete and open logbook.

However, the White House will release information of visitors to the Office of Management and Budget when Freedom of Information Act requests are filed.