Sunday, April 24, 2005

Jeff Gannon In The White House

The Raw Story's John Byrne has just posted a story based on FOIA requests filed by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) of secret service logs concerning the number of trips that Jeff Gannon/Guckert made to the White House: Secret Service records raise new questions about discredited conservative reporter:

"Guckert made more than 200 appearances at the White House during his two-year tenure with the fledging conservative websites GOPUSA and Talon News, attending 155 of 196 presidential press conferences. He had little to no previous journalism experience."

"Perhaps more notable than the frequency of his attendance, however, is several distinct anomalies about his visits."

"Guckert made more than three dozen excursions to the White House when there were no scheduled briefings. On many of these days, the Press Office held press gaggles aboard Air Force One—which raises questions about what Guckert was doing at the White House."

"On at least fourteen occasions, Secret Service records show either the entry or exit time missing. Generally, the existing entry or exit times correlate with press conferences; on most of these days, the records show that Guckert checked in but was never processed out."

John has much more on this, so go check out The Raw Story where the records will be posted later tonight.


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