It is a sad state of affairs when the Secret Service is forced to gather information about who visited President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, in response to demands from Senate Republicans. The reason for this investigation is due to a scandal involving Biden’s potentially illegal possession of classified documents.
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson wrote to the Secret Service and requested the visitor logs. Now, the Secret Service said it is evaluating that letter and is “currently in the process of gathering” various information, as well as “working through appropriate channels” to locate what “may be responsive to Congressional inquiries.”
It is not surprising that the Secret Service is not maintaining “formal and comprehensive visitor logs for protected residences” as Biden’s home is a private residence, but that does not mean that they are not keeping records of certain visitors like particular “contractors” or “workers.” In addition, the Secret Service collects information about the “law enforcement and criminal justice” histories of people who visit protected sites.
At the Wilmington location, classified documents were found stored haphazardly in Biden’s garage where he stores his vintage Chevrolet Corvette.
“I hope the Secret Service will be transparent and cooperative as Sen. Grassley and I investigate Joe Biden’s mishandling of our nation’s top secrets,” Johnson said on Monday.
This is a serious matter and the American people have a right to know who had access to classified documents at the Wilmington residence. It is imperative that the Secret Service be transparent and cooperative in this investigation.
The oversight committee will pursue all avenues to obtain this information. It is time for accountability and transparency in government.