The White House and Secret Service said Monday. They no longer maintain visitor logs for President Joe. Biden’s private home in Wilmington. Delaware, a day after a top House Republican called for their release.
“His private house is as private as every president’s in modern. History,” Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Counsel’s Office, said in a statement. “But after taking office, President Biden restored the rules and tradition of keeping. White House visitor logs, including releasing them. After the previous administration had completed them.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer.
R-K, sent a letter Sunday to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein. Asking for visitor logs as the Justice Department and House Republicans. Investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents as Obama’s vice president. The White House on Saturday acknowledged that the administration had discovered more pages. With classified markings than before disclosed at Biden’s Delaware home.
In his letter to Klein, Comer said: “Given the serious national security implications. The White House must provide the Wilmington house visitor logs.”
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi echoed the White House. We do not maintain our own visitor logs because this is a private house.” He added that the Secret Service conducts background checks on people. Who come into contact with Biden at homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. Delaware, but that it only stores such documents for a limited period of time.
Guglielmi said the agency would cooperate with any congressional requests for information.
On Saturday, the White House. said more pages identified as classified from the Obama administration. And in a room next to the garage. The slow move on allies has fueled the president’s critics. That the problem is not being addressed immediately.
Biden is frustrated by the backlash he has faced and doesn’t think. The response to the news was well-handled, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Attorney General Merrick Garland last week appointed a special counsel, Robert Hurr. To oversee the investigation. The House Judiciary Committee, now led by Ohio’s Jim Jordan in the GOP-majority House. Also announced Friday that it had opened an investigation.
Hurr’s appointment means both Biden and former President. Donald Trump face special counsel investigations into their handling of classified. Material after leaving office. Guglielmi said Monday that the Trump Organization tracks the comings. And goings of Trump Tower in New York City. And Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, where the Secret Service has access.
Biden’s allies have argued that his case is different from.
The one surrounding Trump — on the grounds. That Biden returned the documents after they were discovered. While Trump did not follow a subpoena and withheld some documents. Prompting authorities to execute a search warrant. Mar-a-Lago in August.
“I mean, it’s completely different now,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said on todaystrend News.’ “Meet the Press” Sunday that Biden, unlike Trump, “doesn’t say. When he thinks about classified documents that he can declassify them.”
“They will not defy subpoenas or must an FBI raid to be able to get documents,” he added.
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“we need to spend a whole lot of time investigating President Trump, because. That’s what the Democrats have done for the last six years,” said Comer. Who wrote the White House on Friday asking if Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was the one. May have access to classified materials at the President’s house.
Comer told Fox News on Monday that he questioned whether.
The Secret Service had any records of Biden coming and going to the house.
“You would assume that the Secret Service would vet people. That would be approved based on the house of the president of the United States,” he said. “So, you know, there are other areas that we’re going to look at”.
The White House issued an more statement later Monday. Saying House Republicans “have no credibility.”
“Their claims should be met with skepticism. And they should face their own questions. About why they are politicizing this issue and admitting. That they don’t care about the underlying class elements,” Sams Sy.