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House Energy & Commerce Considers White House Visitor Logs

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 3 2011

For your viewing pleasure this morning, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will take up the question of whether the Obama White House's online posting of visitor logs is the transparency win it's intended to be.

"Recent media reports underscore the questionable nature of White House record keeping," reads the release from Chair Cliff Stearns' subcommittee, "revealing that White House visitor logs do not provide an accurate account of who has actually visited the White House grounds. The White House’s efforts to escape scrutiny by meeting with special interests groups at a neighboring Caribou Coffee are also well documented."

Testifying will be Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton, the Sunlight Foundation's John Wonderlich, and CREW's Anne Weismann. The hearing starts at 10:30 east coast time, and you can watch it here.