(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a significant development in the case of the classified US government documents discovered in President Joe Biden’s private home and office, the White House has revealed that his home in Wilmington, Delaware, keeps no visitor logs.
About 20 classified papers from when Biden was the US vice president in 2009-2017 have been found in the garage and office of his Wilmington house and a Washington, DC, office that he used after 2017.
The discovery of the classified document stash in Biden’s garage has led to demands that the White House release the home’s visitor logs to reveal who may have accessed the papers.
However, on Monday, the White House Counsel’s office made it clear that was impossible because the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware, is a private residence that doesn’t keep records of who visited it.
“Like every President across decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the office said in a statement.
“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,” the statement added.
It repeated “word for word” what White House spokesman Ian Sams had said on the topic on Sunday, Newsmax reported.
The statement referred to former President Donald Trump’s decision not to release White House visitor logs during his four-year term, unlike his predecessors.
On Sunday, Republican US Rep. James Comer, the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had demanded that the White House make public the visit logs for the Biden home in Wilmington because of the discovery of classified papers there.
The Republican Party has condemned what it says are the Biden administration’s double standards in handling the investigations into the possession of classified documents by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
The latter faces a criminal investigation for allegedly mishandling classified papers after leaving the White House in 2021. Trump, however, claims that he had declassified any documents he took, whereas Biden could not have done that since the vice president does not have such powers.
At the same time, Democrat legal experts say the cases are different since Biden’s aides returned any records they discovered, while Trump refused to do that, and the papers were found in an FBI raid of his Florida home.
Last week, Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate the Democrat president’s handling of the classified government papers.
A separate DOJ special counsel is investigating Trump’s handling of classified documents.
MISSED LIST: No visitor logs exist for President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, where classified documents from his vice presidential days were found, as it is a private residence, the White House Counsel's office said Monday. https://t.co/ts3nnLE93s pic.twitter.com/el7Kp9RAWz
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