Federal judge orders Cheney visitor logs released in WashPost lobbyist probe Kate Heneroty at 7:28 AM ET
[JURIST] US District Judge Ricardo Urbina has ordered the Secret Service [official website] to release visitor logs for the personal residence and office of Vice-President Dick Cheney [JURIST news archive]. In his ruling Wednesday, Urbina gave the Bush Administration until next week to either release the records or provide a reason why they are being withheld. The order was issued following a lawsuit by the Washington Post [media website] who requested the logs in June while researching White House ties to political lobbyists. The request also included visitor logs for Cheney's legal counsel, chief spokesman, and other top aides. The government has argued that the logs are protected by executive privilege.
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