The Times has one of the slices of Washington life that we all enjoy so much. They note that the Caribou Coffee across from the White House is humming with business from administration staff and lobbyists. And, gasp, Caribou Coffee does not maintain a visitor log posted online by Norm Eisen on Friday afternoons. Get the Sunlight Foundation on this. (That’s sarcasm on the internet.)
[Democratic lobbyist Rich] Gold added that the administration’s policy of posting all White House visits, combined with pressure to not be seen as meeting too frequently with lobbyists, leave staff members “betwixt and between.”
White House officials said there was nothing improper about the off-site meetings.