President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption
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A government watchdog group says it has won a battle with the Trump administration, which will turn over visitor records to the president’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says it will publicly release the visitor logs upon receiving them by September 8.
“The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement.
Since becoming president, Donald Trump has spent some 25 days at his Florida resort, according to a New York Times tally.
While there, he has entertained some high profile guests, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
But it’s unclear who else Trump has met with.
Democrats have tried to force the issue, introducing legislation entitled the “Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act,” aka the Mar-a-Lago Act.
CREW Communications Director Jordan Libowitz says the scope of the Mar-a-Lago records is unknown, “but finding out is part of why