(DCWatchdog.com) – House Republicans have called on the United States Secret Service to provide Congress with visitor logs and other relevant information about President Joe Biden’s house in Wilmington, Delaware, where classified documents have been found.
On Monday, Republican U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, the chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, sent a letter to Kimberly Cheatle, the Director of the Secret Service, Newsmax reported.
Comer requested that the Secret Service hand over to his committee “all documents and communications related to visitor information” at the president’s home “from January 20, 2017, to present.”
The office of the White House Counsel has claimed that it had no visitor logs for Biden’s Delaware home. However, last week, the Secret Service admitted to having records about the house’s visitors.
In a January 14 statement, White House lawyer Richard Sauber announced six pages of classified material were found in Biden’s private library at his house.
Classified documents were also dug up in his garage and a Washington, DC office he used before entering the White House.
The new Republican leadership of the House Oversight Committee has started a probe into Biden’s alleged mishandling of the classified records.
“The U.S. Secret Service protected President Biden during the time he stored these classified materials at his Wilmington residence,” Comer said in a statement.
“Given the White House’s lack of transparency regarding President Biden’s residential visitor logs, the Committee seeks information from the Secret Service regarding who had access to his home since serving as Vice President,” he added.
Ten classified papers discovered in the Penn Biden Center in the nation’s capital, the office Biden used after his second term as vice president ended, including intelligence information on Iran, Ukraine, and the U.K.
“It’s hard for me to believe that when Joe Biden moved out of his vice president’s office that the documents were delivered to multiple locations,” House Oversight Committee chair Comer said in an interview at the end of last week.
“One would believe the documents were all delivered to one location. It was probably the Biden Center, and then somehow, some more documents ended up at Joe Biden’s house,” the Republican lawmaker hypothesized.
Comer made it clear he was worried Biden’s alleged mishandling of the top secret documents may have endangered America’s national security interests.
“My concern is somebody was going through those documents, and they may have been passing information on classified information onto our adversaries. So this is very concerning, and we’re not going to let up on this investigation,” he concluded.
Rep. James Comer is calling on the Secret Service to provide all internal documents, communications, and visitor information maintained for President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence. https://t.co/W9k1AAt8FW
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 23, 2023