There are no existing visitor logs of who has visited President Joe Biden in his Delaware residences, the White House Counsel’s office said Monday.
The new Republican House majority demanded to have access to the visitor logs Sunday, after news emerged that the president had been storing classified documents in his garage. Classified documents were found Dec. 20 at his Delaware house, and then on Wednesday and Thursday, after additional searches. (RELATED: Five Additional Pages Of Classified Documents Found At Biden’s Delaware Home)
“Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the White House Counsel’s office told Fox News Digital. “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.”
Reporters pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the visitor logs Thursday, inquiring why the White House won’t release the document showing who has had access to Biden’s personal residence. The president went to Delaware nearly 100 days in 2022, and makes the trip most weekends. (RELATED: Biden Spent Nearly 40% Of 2022 In Delaware, Camp David, Or On Vacation)
Jean-Pierre refused to say whether the White House will release the Delaware visitor logs, and defended the administration by saying, “we did something that the last administration got rid of, which is instituting the White House logs.”
Biden has been under scrutiny for potentially mishandling classified documents, at both his Delaware house and at a private office of a think tank. The first trove of classified documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center in November before the midterms, and his personal lawyers found more documents at his Delaware house three times after conducting a search. The Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of the documents on Thursday.
Biden maintains he doesn’t know what is in the documents, and that he was surprised to know that they were in his possession.