GOP Rep. asks for visitor logs for Biden’s home where classified docs were found

According to the Washington Examiner, U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is asking the White House to provide the visitor logs for the Wilmington, Delaware, home of President Joe Biden, where classified documents were found. 

Initially, it was reported that classified documents were found by Biden’s lawyers, just before the 2022 midterm elections, at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington D.C.

Since then, two more batches of classified documents have reportedly been discovered at Biden’s Wilmington residence, a residence that Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has claimed to own.

A special counsel investigation into the matter is being led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). But, House Republicans, with their new majority, are leading an investigation of their own.

“It’s troubling”

Last week, Comer, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain. It is in this letter that Comer asks Klain to provide the visitor logs for Biden’s Wilmington residence.

“Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log,” Comer writes.

Comer goes on to argue that this is a matter of national security. He writes:

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.

Comer, particularly, raised the possibility that “individuals with foreign connections to the Biden family gained access” to the classified documents at Biden’s residence.

Comer asks Klain to provide the visitor logs by January 30, 2023.

Background

We don’t know what was in any of the documents discovered at Biden’s Wilmington residence. We do know, however, that the documents found at the Penn Biden Center contained intelligence, from a period between 2013 to 2016, about Ukraine, Iran, and the United Kingdom.

CBS News also has reported that “the approximately 10 documents marked classified and discovered at the Penn Biden Center included top-secret material, according to a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation.”

It is possible that the documents found at the Wilmington home were similar. But, this has yet to be confirmed.

As Comer wrote in his letter, “it is troubling that classified documents have been improperly stored at the home of President Joe Biden for at least six years, raising questions about who may have reviewed or had access to classified information.”

It remains to be seen whether Klain and Biden’s team will comply with Comer and the Republicans’ investigation.

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