(SNews) – House Republicans have demanded that Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration turns over all visitor logs from his private residences.
The head of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), argues that lawmakers need all information related to its searches uncovering classified documents at the Biden home, including the visitor logs to the residence.
However, the White House has refused the request.
Team Biden claims they don’t have the logs, adding another layer to the growing scandal.
Biden’s lawyers claim that there are no visitor logs for the president’s Wilmington, Delaware home because the residence is “private.”
Comer said: “President Biden’s mishandling of classified materials raises the issue of whether he has jeopardized our national security.
“My concern is that a special counsel was called for, but yet after that, we still had the president’s personal attorneys, who have no security clearance, still rummaging around the president’s residence looking for things.
“We want to know the visitor logs to the residence.
“We want to know who had access.
“Without a list of individuals who have visited his residence, the American people will never know who had access to these highly sensitive documents.”
“Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log,” Comer wrote to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.
“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.”
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said:
“Congress has an independent, constitutional obligation to oversee all aspects of the Justice Department.
“And that includes special counsels as well.”
The White House Counsel’s Office told Fox News:
“Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal.
“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 Secret Service, despite having a detail assigned to the home, said they do not have a record of visitors.
“We don’t independently maintain our own visitor logs because it’s a private residence,” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
While the U.S. Secret Service provides security at the president's private residence, it does not maintain visitor logs, agency spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Sunday.https://t.co/pLqBACrTPM
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) January 15, 2023
House Republicans demand the White House turn over all information related to its searches that have uncovered classified documents at President Joe Biden's home and former office in the wake of more records found at his Delaware residence. https://t.co/s4gacJJXiG
— WENY News (@WENYTV) January 16, 2023