The now majority-holding House Republicans demanded Sunday that the White House turn over all information related to investigations that have revealed classified documents were discovered at Joe Biden’s home and former office.
“We have a lot of questions,” said Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who chairs the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.
Comer indicated his desire to uncover all documents and exchanges pertaining to the probes by the Biden team, as well as visitor logs of Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware, from Jan. 20, 2021, to today.
Comer then drafted a letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain Sunday, claiming that Biden’s “mishandling of classified materials raises the issue of whether he has jeopardized our national security.” Consequently, Comer said the White House must hand over all pertinent information, including visitor logs, before the month’s end.
“This White House has been so inconsistent and so hypocritical from Day 1,” Comer asserted when he recently spoke on the investigation with Fox News.
“We believe that this family could be compromised because of the millions of dollars that they’ve received from our adversaries around the world…”
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The House Oversight and Accountability Committee chair suggested Biden’s home is a “crime scene” during a recent appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“My concern is that the special counsel was called for, but yet hours after that we still had the president’s personal attorneys, who have no security clearance, still rummaging around the president’s residence, looking for things — I mean that would essentially be a crime scene, so to speak,” he said.
There is a chance these visitor logs do not exist. As U.S. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi explained, “We don’t independently maintain our own visitor logs because it’s a private residence.” He also said that the agency does not keep records of who visits a U.S. President’s personal home.
A White House spokesman confirmed that Biden has not kept records of who has come to his home since he assumed office.
“Like every president in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” White House spokesman Ian Sams said. “But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them.”