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Press Release Published: Jan 23, 2023

Comer Calls on Secret Service to Provide Visitor Information on Biden’s Wilmington Residence

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is calling on United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to provide all internal documents, communications, and visitor information maintained for President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware residence.

“The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden’s mishandling of sensitive, highly classified documents. Recent reporting indicates the President’s aides discovered classified documents at his Wilmington, Delaware home. The FBI found additional documents after its own 13-hour search of the premises last week. The U.S. Secret Service protected President Biden during the time he stored these classified materials at his Wilmington residence,” wrote Chairman Comer. “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.”

The classified material retrieved have included documents designated as highly sensitive and information obtained by U.S. intelligence sources. The Department of Justice and President Biden’s aides continue to find classified items in multiple rooms in the Wilmington home—including the President’s garage. On January 15, Chairman Comer sought from White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain all visitor logs for President Biden’s Wilmington residence, including documents and communications about all properties and locations searched.

“The Committee wrote White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and requested a visitor log of President Biden’s Wilmington home during his presidency. In response, the White House claimed that they do not maintain such visitor log,” continued Chairman Comer. “According to Secret Service personnel, the Secret Service ‘does generate law enforcement and criminal justice information records for various individuals who may come into contact with Secret Service protected sites.’”

To assist Committee Republicans in investigating President Biden’s mishandling of classified information, Chairman Comer is calling on Secret Service to provide all documents related to visitor information at President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home from January 20, 2017, to present.

Read the letter to Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle here.