House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is demanding that President Joe Biden make public the visitors log for the chief executive’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence, as well as “documents and communications about all properties and locations searched, including the identities of the Biden aides conducting the searches.”
In a Jan. 15 letter to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Comer said, “President Biden’s mishandling of classified materials raises the issue of whether he has jeopardized our national security. Without a list of individuals who have visited his residence, the American people will never know who had access to these highly sensitive documents.”
The oversight committee “demands transparency into whether any individuals with foreign connections to the Biden family gained access to President Biden’s residence and the classified documents that he has mishandled for years. The committee is also concerned White House aides and President Biden’s personal attorneys searched the Wilmington residence knowing that the Department of Justice was already investigating the matter.”
The Kentucky Republican was referring to the fact that either White House aides or Biden’s personal attorneys discovered classified documents at the PennBiden Center, the president’s joint foundation with the University of Pennsylvania, or the Wilmington residence. It is illegal for any individual without the proper security clearance to handle classified documents.
Comer is also concerned that more than a month elapsed between the first discovery of classified documents at the academic center on Nov. 2, 2022, and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Jan. 12, 2023, announcement of his appointment of special counsel Robert Hur to investigate the matter. Throughout that period of time, Comer noted, White House aides and Biden’s personal attorneys have had unfettered access to the documents.
“Nonetheless, President Biden has returned to Delaware this weekend without any reported law enforcement ever conducting an independent search for classified materials,” Comer added.