The White House said that no visitor logs exist for President Joe Biden's Delaware home where classified documents were found.
The announcement followed requests from Republican leaders for a list of visitors to the president's home following the discovery of the classified files.
No Records Exist Of Visitors To Biden’s Delaware Home Where Classified Docs Found, White House Says https://t.co/waKPYvmQFS
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) January 16, 2023
“Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the White House Counsel’s office stated.
“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," it added.
The White House is saying that no visitor logs exist for his personal residence in Delaware. https://t.co/vk2wAkDsPk That will not end the headache for the Bidens. Indeed, it may make it worse...
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 16, 2023
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) demanded to see the visitor logs on Sunday.
"Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log," Comer said in a letter 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," he added.
🚨BREAKING: Peter Doocy says the White House tells him there are no visitor logs for Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware residence. pic.twitter.com/JTpUD4vkqZ
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 16, 2023
The concerning development reveals that the security breach may be worse than originally thought. Biden held onto classified materials in his home for years with no record of who had access to them.
The two batches of documents found in the president's home are in addition to classified records found in his Biden Penn Center office.
An investigation is underway with a special counsel appointed to investigate by Justice Department head Merrick Garland. The lack of visitor logs is concerning, but the investigation will continue into the contents of the documents as well as who had access to them.
The reports concerning the classified documents also come as Biden is expected to soon announce plans to run for reelection in 2024 as he faces a comeback bid from former President Donald Trump.