The Secret Service has stated that there are no records of visitors who have met with President Biden at any of his homes in Delaware since the beginning of his presidency.
This news comes from a report by the New York Post, who submitted a formal request for information regarding visitations made with Biden at his private beach homes as part of the Freedom of Information Act, but the request was denied.
Since his inauguration in 2021, Biden has spent a total of 200 days in Delaware instead of the White House, which makes the Secret Service’s answer sound even more troubling as not maintaining a record of visitors for more than a quarter of his presidency sounds unrealistic.
Secret Service deputy director Faron Paramore replied to the Post to inform them of their appeal’s denial late last week, stating that “the agency conducted an additional search of relevant program offices for potentially responsive records” but came up with nothing.
“This search also produced no responsive records,” Paramore continued. “Accordingly, your appeal is denied.”
The official Twitter account for the Oversight Committee Republicans responded to the situation online when news of the denial came out, criticizing the outcome.
“The Biden Administration claims they have no visitor logs for President Biden’s Delaware residence. That’s a bunch of malarky,” the tweet read. “Americans deserve to know who President Biden is meeting with.”
Biden’s more than seventeen separate trips to Delaware has sparked curiosity and outrage from many for some time.
When asked who Biden was meeting with by reporters back in August of 2021 during her daily press briefing, then-Press Secretary Jen Psaki replied, “I can confirm we are not going to be providing information about the comings and goings of the president’s grandchildren or people visiting him in Delaware.”
The lack of visitation records bother many since this process is meant to provide transparency in issues of national security, as well as avoiding conflicts of interest. By not keeping a log of visitations or providing the press with information regarding who the president has met with while away from the White House, the Biden administration has contradicted it’s own pledge to “restore trust and transparency in government.”
At the time, Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton, blasted the administration saying that Psaki’s response “makes a mockery” of the process.
This Wednesday, New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik remarked on the response the Post had received, saying the administration has firmly stood in the way of that “transparency” which they promised the public.
“We already know Hunter Biden and his illegal ties and relationships with outside entities have threatened US national security, and House Republicans are leading the effort for accountability,” said Stefanik.
“Now, we must know why this administration continues to obstruct the truth on whether anyone else is influencing this administration,” she continued. “Every American deserves transparency on who is meeting with this president— especially as he has continued to hide from them in his basement in Delaware.
“House Republicans are committed to a government that is accountable, and we will conduct critical oversight into the entire Biden Crime Family.”
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