Joe Biden has spent much of his time in the White House away from it. In just his first year alone, he spent an estimated 160 days away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to Newsweek. He hasn’t showed any signs of that slowing down as he packs his bags for his Delaware residences seemingly on the regular.
While he certainly enjoys the power and prestige of being POTUS, he doesn’t appear to even know how to do the job, as the country delves deeper into despair with each day he’s behind the Resolute desk. Perhaps that’s why he prefers to stay out of office as much as possible, avoiding the reminder of his responsibility to run the country, or accountability in what he is or isn’t doing.
The American people have a right to know what he’s doing in Delaware given the substantial amount of time he spends there.
When asked for evidence of Biden work while away from the White House, Secret Service responded that there were ‘no responsive records’ found relating to visitor logs at any of his Delaware homes, Fox News reported.
“The U.S. Secret Service insisted that no records exist of who President Biden has met with at his Delaware residences during his presidency, according to a report Wednesday.”
“The New York Post reported that it requested the information about who visited the president at his Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach homes as part of the Freedom of Information Act but had its appeal denied.”
“In a letter dated Sept. 27, Secret Service deputy director Faron Paramore wrote, ‘the agency conducted an additional search of relevant program offices for potentially responsive records,’ according to the paper.”
“This search also produced no responsive records,” the letter read. “Accordingly, your appeal is denied.”
The Post sought more than one year of visitor log records, including for Biden’s first year in office, but Secret Service Freedom of Information Act officer Kevin Tyrrell wrote in a response dated Monday that “[t]he Secret Service FOIA Office searched all Program Offices that were likely to contain potentially responsive records, and no records were located.”
On the contrary, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) was successful in its efforts to get records pertaining to a visit by a Japanese delegation to former President Trump at Mar-a-lago.
There have been a number of real developments in regards to Biden’s records, unlike in former President Donald Trump’s case that prompted an unprecedented raid.
According to Fox News, “In a March 2010 email reviewed by Fox New Digital, the office of then-Vice President Biden expressed concerns about the University of Delaware’s terms for the ‘deed of gift’ for his Senate papers ‘due to the political sensitivities’ that could arise from releasing the papers to the public.
“The email went on to list some sections that needed to be reviewed, including ‘Property ownership,’ ‘Timing of archival processing and public release,’ ‘Opportunity for review prior to release’ and ‘Scope’.”
“Biden has defended the decision not to release the Senate papers during his 2020 presidential campaign, saying that the papers could become political ‘fodder’, the report noted. However, his administration and fellow Democrats on his side don’t see, or care, about the incredible double standard that didn’t stop them from raiding Trump’s private residence which may lead to criminal charges in what would be ultimate “political fodder.”
Adding to the list of substantive developments regarding Biden’s records, comes from April 2020, when Business Insider reported that “Biden’s campaign dispatched operatives to the University of Delaware’s library in the past year to rifle through his secretive Senate records there, raising the possibility they accessed documents related to Tara Reade’s accusation that Biden sexually assaulted her when she worked for him in 1993.”
Chances of these requests being met with result other than the appeal being denied, is highly unlikely, especially given the incriminating matter it could potentially bring to the surface and the public’s attention. These former appeals are just as important as Republicans’ latest request for transparency of who Biden has been meeting with at his Delaware homes.
“Americans deserve to know who President Biden is meeting with, especially since we know that he routinely met with [Biden’s son] Hunter’s business associates during his time as vice president,” Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., told The Post, in addition to calling the agency’s claims of no records existing are “a bunch of malarkey.”
According to The New York Post, Biden has spent around a quarter of his first year as president at his residences in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. While that much is known, what’s completely unclear for now and the foreseeable future, is anything about official meetings he has had or if any lobbying efforts have taken place on taxpayers’ watch.
The Post said it is now evaluating legal options to acquire the visitor logs.