Chairman of the House Oversight Committee US James Comer (R-KY) filed a letter to the US Secret Service demanding the visitation logs from Democrat Joe Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware, where he unlawfully had top secret classified materials.
In the letter, Comer criticized the White House’s lack of transparency in what is turning out to be a big controversy that has both Republicans and Democrats struggling to explain Vice President Biden’s conduct.
“Given the White House’s lack of transparency regarding President Biden’s residential visitor logs, the Committee seeks information from the Secret Service regarding who had access to his home since serving as Vice President,” Comer wrote in the letter to the USSS.
USSS spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the media, “The Secret Service is in receipt of a letter from the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability and it is currently being reviewed. As with any request from Congress, the Secret Service will respond to the Chairman.”
Additionally, Guglielmi has stated that the government does not separately keep visitor logs for Biden’s Wilmington residence. The agency provides protection for the property and evaluates guests before to their arrival to Biden’s residence, but does not keep records of these individuals. Who may enter the property is determined by Biden and his team.
Earlier in January, FBI agents conducting a search of Biden’s Wilmington home discovered other secret materials, leading to conjecture about who was on the property at the time.
This week, it was reported that the U.S. Secret Service is “collecting” information regarding who visited Biden’s residence in response to Comer’s letter.
The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday that the Oversight Committee is requesting information on “all individuals” who visited the property as well as other locations where Biden hid secret materials, including his private office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.
The publication stated further:
Monday, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson demanded visitation logs from the Secret Service in a letter seen first by the Washington Examiner. Now, the Secret Service has stated that it is examining the letter and is “currently in the process of gathering” different material, in addition to “working through appropriate channels” to identify what “may be responsive to Congressional inquiries.”
“We are in receipt of Senator Grassley’s letter and it is currently is being reviewed,” Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Secret Service, told the outlet, which reported that he also said the USSS does not maintain “formal and comprehensive visitor logs for protected residences.”
“What I mean by that is there is not a system of validated visitor logs like you find at the White House or other government facilities that fall under the Presidential Records Act,” he noted further in a Wednesday email to the outlet.
Jon Doughtery reported for Conservative Brief:
Guglielmi did note, however, that the agency maintains some information on visits such as “contractors” and “workers.” In addition, the Secret Service gathers information on the “law enforcement and criminal justice” background of individuals who access protected sites.
At Biden’s garage in Wilmington, where he kept his vintage Chevrolet Corvette, secret documents were discovered strewn around.
“I hope the Secret Service will be transparent and cooperative as Sen. Grassley and I investigate Joe Biden’s mishandling of our nation’s top secrets,” Johnson said on Monday.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Late last week, after initially denying it, the Secret Service said it had some records regarding who visited Biden’s Delaware residence.
Following an initial report that the documents were discovered, congressional Republicans demanded to see visitor logs from the Biden residence but were told by the agency that because it is a private home, no official visitor logs were kept. CONTINUE READING…