Biden administration transparency improved but not great

It shouldn’t be hard for President Joe Biden to outperform his predecessor in bringing transparency to the office, but critics point out several failings particularly in not releasing White House visitor logs. Critics also want presidential press briefings, postings of daily schedules, and restoring the White House comment line. Beyond that there are calls for improving the response to public records requests, publishing Office of Legal Counsel opinions and addressing classification policies. (Politico, February 1, 2021, by Anita Kumar)

The press is chafing at the failure of Biden to hold a solo press conference. The word is that with the slim legislative margins and the urgent need for a Covid-19 relief bill, Biden can’t fit the press briefings into his schedule. (Poynter, March 2, 2021, by Tom Jones)

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