Now, I’ve deferred many times (and often broken with some partisans) when it comes to keeping secrets at the highest levels of the government. I believe, for instance, that people should be allowed to give the president (whomever he is) their unvarnished and honest opinions on policies when he asks. As such (again, for example), they should be able to do so with the assurance that this act can be held in confidence if they so desire. Such has always been the deference paid by the Executive, and a necessary aspect of receiving expert opinion. Therefore, I’ve never been one to hop on the The-President-Needs-To-Release-White-House-Visitor-Logs bandwagon, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.
That being said, the latest from the AP shows how the conspiracy theories of some of the most unhinged critics of the most recent Administration (and the empty promises of the current president) were all a bit overwrought.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)