Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

At their request, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday it would investigate Trump's security procedures and taxpayer-funded travel costs at Mar-a-Lago, including "how the President's communications and classified information are secured while traveling, whether a secure space for classified communications has been established at Mar-a-Lago, as well as what, if any, security measures are employed by the Secret Service to screen staff and guests at the resort".

Introduced on Friday by Democratic Senators Tom Udall (NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Tom Carper (DE), and Jack Reed (RI), the bill seeks to make publicly available White House visitor logs, or logs relating to "any other location where President Trump regularly conducts official business", according to The Hill.

Rhode Island's two US senators are joining several fellow Democrats in calling for the visitor logs at the White House and other properties President Donald Trump frequents be released publicly.

The issue made headlines last week when Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would require Trump to release visitor logs for the White House and his private properties, like Trump Tower, in Midtown, and Mar-a-Lago. The lawmakers' bill requires the publication of these visitor logs to ensure that the American people have information about who has access to and may be influencing the Trump administration. He joins top Administration officials to mingle with the ultra-rich at his "Winter White House" and won't say who paid $200,000 for the privilege. Meanwhile, initiation fees at Mar-A-Lago have recently doubled to $200,000, and news reports show that members and guests at the club are able to gain frequent access to the president and his advisers.

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During a press conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked whether Trump had "any concerns about the pushback" from residents surrounding Mar-a-lago, to which he responded, 'No, he feels great'. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said earlier this month that excursions to Mar-a-Lago are "part of being president".

Under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, the White House voluntarily maintained an online database.

The government watchdog will also look into whether Trump is keeping his promise to take any profits made at his hotels from foreign governments and transfer them to the US Treasury.

CNN has reached out to the White House for comment.

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