Biden’s Private Information Goes Missing?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

According to the White House, there are no visitor logs from President Joe Biden’s personal home in Wilmington, Delaware. In the President’s home, there were classified documents found in two different locations.

On Sunday the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee requested the visitor logs for Biden’s Delaware home be released. This was after classified documents were found in both his garage and office.

Ian Sams, the White House Spokesman, noted that like all the Presidents that came before him, Biden chose to keep “his personal residence” “personal.” This meant that there were no visitor logs being kept of everyone who entered the property. Biden also brought back the tradition of having visitor logs kept in the White House and publicized which is something many of his predecessors had stopped doing.

In fact, during his four years in office, Donald Trump refused to release the visitor logs, which broke the tradition.

Many Republicans have been trying to draw similarities between Biden’s and Trump’s cases, however, legal experts have been quick to point out the fundamental differences between the two. The most important of these is that as soon as Biden’s team located the documents they handed them over to the National Archives. Former President Trump on the other hand refused to hand over the documents following an official request by the Archives which led to the FBI raiding his Palm Beach, Florida resort.

All of the documents in Biden’s case come from the Obama administration and have been found both in his Delaware home and in his private office in Washington, D.C.