White House Won't Release Visitor Logs Until 5 Years After Trump Exits

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Is this what falling in quicksand feels like?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Reversing the Obama-era policy of making White House visitor logs public, the White House will keep records secret throughout Trump’s presidency and five years after he exits the White House. [Time]
  • Amid rising tensions between the US and North Korean, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warns that North Korea is capable of “delivering a warhead containing sarin” on Japan. [The Hill]
  • Fearing a war, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi tells the US and South Korea to back the fuck off North Korea, and “no longer engage in mutual provocation and threats.” [The New York Times]
  • The PR flack for Ivanka Trump, the most press-savvy Trump, is influential Democrat Risa Heller. Heller’s clients include Anthony Weiner and, at one time, she worked for Chuck Schumer. [BuzzFeed]

Here are some tweets that the president was allowed to publish:


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Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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I was at the garage today (and ended up having to buy a whole new set of tires- yay) and CNN was on. I seriously forgot how annoying it was to hear 45's voice. I usually just read the transcripts of whatever dumb thing he has said- but it was on the TV in the waiting room and I couldn’t avoid it. So much yelling and incoherent rambling. Now I have a massive headache.