U.S. Secret Service: 9/11 White House Visitor Logs Unavailable; Part Of National Archives

The following is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reply from the U.S. Secret Service regarding a request for records of White House worker and visitor logs for September 11, 2001 and September 12, 2001. The Secret Service alleges that such records are not agency records and are now under the control of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Dear Mr. Monaghan:

Reference is made to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated November 4,2009, received by this office on November 13,2009, for "all records relating to all visitors to the White House on September 11 and September 12,2001. ...Specifically, I request information from two systems known formally as the White House Access Control System (WHACS). Colloquially, this information is known as 'White House visitor logs.'" You further specify that you are requesting information from the Worker and Visitor Entrance System (WAVES) and Access Control Records System (ACR) databases.

Please be advised that we interpret your request to be for WAVES and ACR records.

It is the government's position that the categories of records that you requested are not agency records subject to the FOIA. Rather, these records are records governed by the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. § 2201 et seq. As these records relate to the prior White House Administration, they are under the legal control and management of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We are-therefore.closing_the above-indicated file.

Please be advised that any decision concerning a FOIA request, including a decision that the Agency maintains no responsive records, is subject to administrative appeal. Should you wish to file an administrative appeal, your appeal should be made in writing within 35 days of the date of this letter, by writing to Freedom of Information Appeal, Deputy Director, U.S. Secret Service, Communications Center, 245 Murray Lane, S.W., Building T-5, Washington, D.C. 20223.

One would think that logs of

One would think that logs of who enters and leaves the WH would be public and not secret.

Have we descended into such a level of secrecy? That's troubling.

Haven't you heard?

Haven't you heard? 'Everything changed' because of 9/11. Now stop asking questions and get with the program!

Logs of the western White house in Crawford would be important

How about the logs for Crawford Texas, the western White House. This would tell us when CIA Director George Tenet visited with Bush prior to the attacks on 9/11.

Tenet testified at the April 14, 2004 9/11 Commission public hearing that he had not spoken to the President in August when he testified in front of the public 9/11 Commission hearings. But Bill Harlow, CIA spokesmen said Tenet had lied and that Tenet had flown down to Crawford Texas on August 17 and seen the President on August 31, 2001 in Washington DC.

But the White House web site said Tenet had flown down to Crawford Texas for a August 24, 2001 urgent meeting with Bush, this is just one day after Tenet found out that Moussaoui had been arrested by the INS because the FBI thought he was an al Qaeda terrorist attempting to learn how to fly a large airliner in order to hijack a large airliner and crash it into the World Trade Center Towers.

It was also on August 23, 2001 that Tenet learned that both Mihdhar and Hazmi were inside of the US, and knew that they were inside of the US in order to take part in the horrific al Qaeda attack the CIA had received many warnings about since April 001.

So what did Tenet tell the President on August 24, 2001 when he knew about Moussaoui and even knew about Mihdhar and Hazmi, and must have known his own people were sabotaging FBI criminal investigations of all of these al Qaeda terrorists found to be inside of the US.

The logs for the western White House would tell us a lot about these visits by Tenet to the President.

this FOIA response says NARA has the records

so that's the place to request them from. They may or may not be classified, but White House visitor logs for other dates have been released in the past, by the Bush and Obama Administrations.