The House Oversight Committee has demanded that the White House release the visitor logs for President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence — where several batches of classified documents were recently discovered in multiple locations within the home.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) January 16, 2023
In a letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain on Sunday, Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) requested the visitor logs — raising concerns about who could have had access to the classified documents illegally stored in Biden’s home.
“It is troubling that classified documents have been improperly stored at the home of President Biden for at least six years, raising questions about who may have reviewed or had access to classified information,” Comer wrote, noting that both the Oversight Committee and the Department of Justice have ongoing investigations into Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
Alongside the potential national security risks, Comer also questioned why Biden’s aides and attorneys are being allowed to continue searching for additional classified documents within his home after the first batch of documents was found last week — pointing out that many of these individuals do not have the proper security clearances to view the documents.
“Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log,” Comer’s letter read. “As Chief of Staff, you are head of the Executive Office of the President and bear responsibility to be transparent with the American people on these important issues related to the White House’s handling of this matter.”
“Biden’s mishandling of classified materials raises the issue of whether he has jeopardized our national security,” he continued. “Without a list of individuals who have visited his residence, the American people will never know who had access to these highly sensitive documents.”
I’m calling on @POTUS Chief of Staff Ron Klain to release the visitor log for President Biden’s Wilmington residence & provide info about all properties & locations searched, including the identities of the Biden aides conducting the searches.👇🏼https://t.co/4M3O2oWUNB
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) January 15, 2023
Comer went on to note that the White House needs to be transparent regarding the visitor logs in order for investigators to determine “whether any individuals with foreign connections to the Biden family gained access to President Biden’s residence and the classified documents that he has mishandled for years.”
Comer then stated that, in order to fully cooperate with his requests, Klain must produce “All documents and communications related to the searches of President Biden’s home(s) and other locations by Biden aides for classified documents,” along with the dates of searches and the identity of the president’s aides who handled the documents, and the visitor logs for Biden’s Delaware residence since January 20, 2021.
The Oversight Committee chairman has demanded that the documents be turned over by January 30, 2023.