The Republicans who recently took control of the House of Representatives demanded on Sunday that the White House hand over all the information related to their searches in which confidential documents have been found in the house and in an office of President Joe Biden, after they More documents will be found at his Delaware residence.
“We have a lot of questions,” said Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Comer said he wants to see all documents and communications related to the searches Biden’s team conducted, as well as visitor logs at the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, from January 20, 2021 to date. He said the goal is to determine who may have had access to secret material and how the documents got there.
The White House reported Saturday that it had discovered five additional pages of confidential documents at Biden’s home on Thursday, the same day a special prosecutor was appointed to review the matter.
In a letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain on Sunday, Comer criticized inspections conducted by Biden representatives as the Justice Department began its investigation, noting that “the mishandling of confidential materials raises the question whether he has put our national security at risk.” Comer demanded that the White House turn over all relevant information, including visitor logs, before the end of the month.
During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Comer said Biden’s home was “practically a crime scene,” though he admitted it was unclear if any laws had been broken.
“My concern is that the special prosecutor was summoned, but hours after that we still had the president’s personal lawyers — who lacked security clearances — hanging around the president’s residence, looking for things. I mean that’s practically a crime scene, if you will,” he stated.
Although the Secret Service is in charge of security at the president’s private residence, it does not keep a log of visits, said Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the agency.
“We do not independently maintain a visitor log because this is a private residence,” Guglielmi said. He also indicated that the agency reviews those who visit the president’s properties, but does not keep a record of it.
White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Biden was independently keeping records on who has visited his residence.
Asked about Comer’s request to turn over records and communications regarding the document search, White House spokesman Ian Sams responded: “I would just refer you to what Congressman Comer said this morning on CNN: ‘A Ultimately, my biggest concern isn’t secret documents, to be honest.’ That says everything”.
Madhani reported from Wilmington, Delaware.
Source: El Nuevo Herald