Trump now has to give up Mar-A-Lago visitor logs

Ordinary citizens will soon have access to who's visited President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago residence.

Back in April, a handful of watchdog and ethics groups filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security for not providing visitor logs despite requests through the Freedom of Information Act.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, known as CREW, says DHS has until Sept. 8 to hand over the Mar-a-Lago visitor logs. And it promises to publish them.

Instagram photos from President Trump's Mar-a-lago trips:

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Don 👑 king
When DJT crashes your luncheon 😎 #makingamericagreatagain #twiceinarow
Such an honor to meet Dr. Charles Krauthammer!! What a brilliant man!! #maralago
About Last Night: Catching up with the one & only Don King!
I didn't take it! Really mr. Secrete service man it wasn't me!! Hehe
King of Pop Art with the Presidential Limo. Of course. We like to start at the top...and work our way up. Always! @brittopopart #Romero #Britto #RomeroBrittofineartgallery #RomeroBritto #BrittoTeam
Such an honor to meet our 45th President last night #MAGA
What a pleasure and an amazing experience it was to meet the President and First Lady. Truly inspirational. #bucketlist #trump #merica #florida #life #america #live #firstlady #takingovertheworld #2017 #fashion #model #photography #gotit #livelife #ontheedge #nofilter #nophotoshop
A Selfie with The First Lady... Imagine That! #chasethomaspalmbeach #celebritystylist #lotushairstudiowpb #melaniatrump #firstlady #gratitude
Mr Sunshine Eddy Shipek Red Cross Ball Mar A lago Palm Beach Winter White House President Donald Trump
Best birthday weekend ever!!! 😎🤗😜🎉🎊 #maga #makeamericagreatagain #HangingOutWithThePresident #donaldtrump #potus #maralago #HappyBirthdayToMe #apmfm #apmotorworks #soflo #redcross
The President waved! #potus #presidenttrump #palmbeach
Not a great shot but 10 feet away#trump #presidenttrump
Louie making new friends. 🇺🇸 #potus @realdonaldtrump #louielaurence
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#MAGA #USA ☆☆☆
Meeting Trump At Mar-A-Largo!! #AngelsGuestList @therealdonaldtrump #trump #donaldtrump #thedonald #trumptrain #president #republican #presidenttrump #rightwing #maga #conservative #family #friends #hope #patriotism #military #christainity #freedom #sovereignty #americanexceptionalism #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
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At #maralago with #vicepresident #mikepence
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The White House is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act until five years after a president leaves office, so CREW has to try to get the details through other government agencies.

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CREW said, "The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff." That's why the group is still suing for records of who's visited the Trump White House.

It also sued for visitor logs from Trump Tower, but DHS says it doesn't have records of visitors for that location.

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