Whether they are records related to Biden’s massive document hoarding scandal or more evidence to in the Biden crime family investigation, one thing is plain: Biden doesn’t want any logs of visitors to his Delaware homes to be made public.
Freedom of Information and Secret Service agencies cite a decision made in former president Donald Trump’s document mishandling case, in which a New York federal appeals court turned down a request for visitor logs pertaining to Trump’s homes. It’s important to note that the determination in Trump’s case is related to New York and doesn’t influence rulings in DC and Delaware.
The first request from investigators for the logs came out in October of 2022, with several more to follow. Recently, the agency flatly refused to supply the records after a more than seven-month wait, during which the agency said it was combing through “thousands” of emails to comply with the requests.
In January of 2023, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi admitted that “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.”
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A source within the Secret Service also promised at the time that “the Secret Service is prepared to provide available background information on vetted guests to Biden’s residence if requested by Congress.”
This promise led to more stonewalling and denials, culminating in the flat-out refusal of the Secret Service to comply with ongoing investigations earlier this month, a decision supported by the Freedom of Information agency.
An FOIA representative stated, “Please be advised that emails reflecting visitors to President Biden’s residences in Wilmington, Delaware and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware are not agency records subject to the FOIA. See Doyle v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., 959 F.3d 72 (2d Cir. 2020) (finding that e-mails regarding expected visitors to the sitting President’s residence were not agency records subject to the FOIA).”
The visitor logs are crucial pieces of information needed to help investigations into multiple Biden scandals. The Justice Department is weighing evidence linking Hunter Biden to crimes such as foreign lobbying, tax fraud, and money laundering schemes. House Republicans are investigating the Biden family’s links to crimes that include influence peddling, and special counsel Robert Hur is investigating potential legal ramifications related to Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
The visitor logs will prove, or disprove, that Hunter Biden brought Mexican business associates to then-vice-president Biden’s home and met with Ukrainian, Russian, and Kazakhstani associates. Hunter also allegedly introduced his father to partners of two Chinese businesses, all at odds with the president’s continued denials of having any knowledge or contact with Hunter’s business associates.
Visitors to Biden’s Delaware residence matter, especially as he took no action to hide classified documents from foreign visitors. In fact, Hunter Biden had photos of boxes labeled “Important Docs,” presumably taken in the garage alongside the now-famous Corvette, stored in his laptop.
Hunter claimed to be in residence at the family home since 2017, sharing his home with classified documents, partaking in sketchy business dealings, and receiving visits from foreign nationals.
House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R-KY) expressed frustration at the new roadblock in the committee’s investigations. “President Biden pledged to have the most transparent administration in history but continues to hide information at every turn.” He went on to say, “Given the Bidens’ influence peddling schemes and Joe Biden stashing classified documents for years, Americans need to know who has visited President Biden’s homes and properties.”
Despite Biden’s repeated denials of son Hunter’s business dealings, the then-vice-president attended a 2015 dinner with a group of his son’s associates, including an executive at Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma. Hunter also invited Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina, who made a $3.5 million payment to a firm associated with Hunter.
It’s unclear what is hiding in the Secret Service’s visitor logs, and it’s highly unlikely the public will ever know. But given the reluctance to release the records and the overwhelming evidence stacking up to support claims of criminal activity within the Biden family, it’s a pretty sure bet that shenanigans were afoot.