The decision to not release White House visitor logs is one that will not sit well with most people regardless of political orientation. The reason given is security concerns . But most people believe that security should not mean that no logs should be released. I suspect that this will come back to haunt Trump for all his presidency. Judical Watch , a right leaning watch dog , has expressed opposition to the decision.
‘Judicial Watch is disappointed with the Trump White House decision to keep secret the names of White House visitors. Unfortunately, this move is perfectly in line with the policy of the Obama White House to prevent these visitors logs from being processed and released under the Freedom of Information Act. President Trump should simply allow the Secret Service to apply FOIA to its White House visitor logs. The Secret Service can protect the personal privacy of some visitors while upholding the rule of law. This new secrecy policy undermines the rule of law and suggests this White House doesn’t want to be accountable to the American people.”
The whole income tax matter, though more complex, is frought with negative political consequences. Apparently since Jimmy Carter , Presidents have been releasing their annual income tax returns.
These issues will tend to negate other positive policy matters that the Trump administration might achieve and prove to be a constant negative for the Admninistration.