OAN Roy Francis
UPDATED 9:28 AM PT – Wednesday, January 18, 2023
The White House had previously claimed that President Joe Biden’s Delaware house is a place that he works from, but after classified document have been found at the house, they are now saying that the house is a “personal” residence.
Former Press Secretary Jen Psaki previously said that the president can get work done anywhere, including the Delaware house.
“I will note that, while every president can work from anywhere they are because that is how presidencies are equipped, he is traveling to Delaware for the memorial service of a family member.” She said. “And he will be — that is why he’s traveling there this weekend.”
On Monday, the White House Counsel’s Office tried to explain why visitor logs do not exist at the Delaware house since it was previously labeled as another work station for the president.
“Like every president in decades of modern history,” the office said. “His personal residence is personal.”
While the White House claims that the residence is a personal residence, Biden has previously held legislative meetings at the Wilmington home. The most notable meeting had involved Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).
Concerns about the visitor log rose when two sets of classified documents were found at the Delaware residence, along with the knowledge of Hunter Biden residing at the house at the same time.
White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber addressed the finding of the second set of classified documents on Saturday.
“Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the president’s personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department,” he said. “While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.”
When asked about the discovery of the documents, Biden responded defensively saying that “it’s not like they’re sitting out in the street.”
“I’m going to get the chance to speak on all of this, God willing, soon. But as I said earlier this week — and, by the way, my Corvette is in a locked garage, okay?” he said. “So, it’s not like they’re sitting out in the street.”
President Biden’s handling of the classified documents in now under investigation that is being led by a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland.