As many already know, a group of classified documents was reportedly spotted in a garage belonging to the Wilmington, Delaware residence of Joe Biden. The discovery prompted reporters to inquire as to if visitor records of the home will be made public.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has claimed that there is no stored version of these records.
“When will the White House release a log of visitors to the Wilmington house?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked in a video posted to Twitter on Jan. 12.
KJP did NOT like this question…
DOOCY: "When will the White House release a log of visitors to the Wilmington house?" pic.twitter.com/14CKThpKqV
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 12, 2023
DOOCY: "There are no visitor logs chronicling who comes and goes from the president's house in Wilmington." pic.twitter.com/WPpZ1mmWa4
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 16, 2023
However, it appears the Secret Service does keep a tab on who is visiting Biden’s permanent residence and can share it if directed to. Fox News reported that a source who has knowledge of the situation said the Secret Service is ready to hand over known information on guests of Biden’s home should Congress demand it.
The White House has maintained that there is no official record of visitors in Biden’s home, the same residence where classified documents were uncovered.
As Fox News wrote:
While the White House has not kept a formal list, the Secret Service does collect information on guests with regular access to the home.
Retention of the names of those vetted by the Secret Service depends on a variety of factors, including proximity to the president and the nature of the background check.
Revelations coming from the report seem to contradict a public statement made by The Secret Service.
“The Secret Service does not maintain visitor logs at the private residences of protectees,” U.S. Secret Service chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi claimed. “While the Secret Service does generate law enforcement and criminal justice information records for various individuals who may come into contact with Secret Service protected sites, we are not able to comment further as this speaks to the means and methods of our protective operations.”
It now appears that the White House is refusing to answer questions about Biden’s classified document scandal, as alleged by White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich.
“We were just told in the briefing room, essentially, not to expect any more answers…” Heinrich said. “We are being referred to a black hole…So we are not getting many answers.”
.@JacquiHeinrich: "We were just told in the briefing room, essentially, not to expect any more answers…We are being referred to a black hole…So we are not getting many answers." pic.twitter.com/gt0r33Xia5
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 18, 2023