In a letter to President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, Rep. James Comer (R-KY.), chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, demanded the White House release a visitor log for Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home.
In the letter, Comer points to the “serious national security implications” of the discovery of classified documents at Biden’s residence, claiming that because of the discovery, the “White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log.”
Since last week’s unexpected revelations that classified documents Biden had kept from his time as Vice President was discovered in two locations, Republicans have ramped up their attacks on the President.
The alleged mishandling of documents by Biden has also become a special counsel probe after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced he was appointing Robert Hur as special counsel to oversee the Department of Justice’s investigation.
But Garland’s appointment of Hur hasn’t satisfied Republicans; instead, House Republicans have launched their inquiry into the matter, sounding the alarm that Biden’s handling of documents places the U.S.’s national security at risk.
In the letter, Comer requests that documents and communications related to the search of properties where classified documents were found also be handed over, in addition to the names of Biden’s aides who carried out the searches.
But Democrats have come to Biden’s defense, claiming that the President’s handling of classified documents isn’t similar to former President Donald Trump’s.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (CA.) claimed it appeared Biden had inadvertently left the classified documents in those locations.
But Schiff also acknowledged that Biden might have jeopardized national security by keeping the documents in unauthorized locations.