House investigators have begun to ask the Secret Service about finding records showing who had access to the classified documents that President Joe Biden had hidden in his home.
To date, five batches of classified documents have been found in the president’s home and at the UPenn Biden Center.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) stated that the latest discovery of documents made by the FBI escalated the investigation from “simply a question of incompetence.”
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The congressman argued that the severity of the investigation has increased since the home where the documents were found was frequented by Hunter Biden.
Hunter has been involved in many business dealings with the Communist Party of China (CCP).
“This has all the pattern of an influence-peddling scheme, and it also has the makings of a potential coverup. There’s a lot of connections with the CCP directly to both Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden’s Uncle Jim, and Joe Biden,” Comer said.
The GOP representative also referred to the distribution of the documents at multiple locations as concerning.
“Does anyone believe that those classified documents, when they left the vice president’s office, they just took them to multiple locations all over the East Coast?” he asked. “It has the appearance that someone would have taken them and moved them around. I mean, this is very concerning,” he said.
Additionally, Comer said that his committee would be sending letters to the Secret Service for records of the individuals who visited either location where the classified documents were found.
According to The Hill, the request for the visitor logs was made to Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle.
The letter stated:
“Given the White House’s lack of transparency regarding President Biden’s residential visitor logs, the Committee seeks information from the Secret Service regarding who had access to his home since serving as Vice President.”
However, the White House has stated that such records do not exist.
“Like every President across decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the White House Counsel’s office said in a statement.
Secret Service Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi argued that the agency does not “independently maintain visitor logs because it’s a private residence.”
Yet, every other U.S. president has been transparent enough to release their visitor logs. An exception to that rule is President Joe Biden.