(CBrief) – Republicans have been demanding answers on the lack of transparency on visitor logs from President Joe Biden’s Delaware home — and the response they just got won’t make things better moving forward.
The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly refusing to hand over emails identifying visitors to Biden’s homes in Delaware as a Freedom of Information Act request was filed.
“Please be advised that emails reflecting visitors to President Biden’s residences in Wilmington, Delaware, and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware are not agency records subject to the FOIA. See Doyle v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., 959 F.3d 72 (2d Cir. 2020) (finding that emails regarding expected visitors to the sitting President’s residence were not agency records subject to the FOIA.),” the officer said in a letter.
The NY Post noted that it had filed its own FOIA request and that the Secret Service claimed last year that “no records were located” of Biden’s Delaware visitors.
“A Secret Service FOIA officer cited a federal appeals court ruling in New York regarding visitor information for former President Donald Trump’s residences, even though the ruling doesn’t bind the actions of officials in Delaware or in DC,” the New York Post reported.
Republicans wanted Biden to release his visitor logs for his Delaware home but are really quiet about DeSantis changing Florida laws to hide his travel records & visitor logs.
it’s going to be a NO for me, 2024 & beyond pic.twitter.com/0251vAfb4h
— Mostly Peaceful Latinas (@mplpodcast305) May 12, 2023
Earlier this year, the Secret Service said it was “gathering” information about who visited Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware amid a scandal involving the president’s potentially illegal possession of classified documents.
The Washington Examiner reported the demand includes information on “all individuals” who visited the residence as well as other places where Biden stashed classified documents, including a private office he used at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.
There’s evidence that indicates Biden knew about the Biden family influence-peddling scheme – including text messages, emails, a voicemail, visitor logs, and on-the-record accounts.
We need a special counsel to investigate.https://t.co/D4rd8baykZ
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 6, 2023