White House, Secret Service don’t keep visitor logs for Biden home
Neither the White House nor the Secret Service maintain visitor logs for President Biden’s personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
They’re disclosing that because the House Oversight Committee is investigating the President’s handling of classified documents found at his home and personal office. The sCommittee’s Chairman James Comer put in an official request with the White House Chief of Staff for all logs going back to January 20, 2021, the day President Biden took office.
The White House Counsel’s Office said in a statement obtained by Fox quote: “Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal.”
A Secret Service spokesman said the agency does screen visitors but does not maintain a record of those checks. The Secret Service said the same for former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home when classified documents were found there.
Oversight Chairman Comer wrote to Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain:
“President Biden’s mishandling of classified materials raises the issue of whether he has jeopardized our national security. Without a list of individuals who have visited his residence, the American people will never know who had access to these highly sensitive documents.”
Comer also requested all documents and communications by Biden aides that are related to the case.
Rep. James Comer: “Because this is the same type of investigation that the democrats were so outraged and launched and demanded happen to President Trump. What we see with President Biden is there are multiple locations we would have never known about the possession of the classified documents if it were not for investigative reporting by CBS”
Democrats say President Biden’s team has handled the situation well and handed the documents over as soon as they were discovered.
Rep. Jamie Raskin: “That is a very different posture than we saw with Donald Trump, where he was fighting for a period of more than 8 months to not turn over hundreds of missing documents that the archives was asking for.”
But many Democrats also say this is a serious matter and needs to be thoroughly investigated. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel on Thursday.
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