The Secret Service is refusing to hand over emails identifying visitors to Joe Biden’s Delaware home after a Freedom of Information Act request.
Information on who visited Biden’s home could shed important light on the Biden family’s shady business dealings.
As The New York Post reported:
A Secret Service FOIA officer cited a federal appeals court ruling in New York regarding visitor information for former President Donald Trump’s residences, even though the ruling doesn’t bind the actions of officials in Delaware or DC.
“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 emails regarding expected visitors to the sitting President’s residence were not agency records subject to the FOIA.),” the officer said in a letter.
Aerial view of President Biden, Rehoboth Beach home Wednesday. Feb 01, 2023, in Rehoboth, DE.
Last year, the Secret Service claimed that “no records were located” showing logs of Biden’s Delaware visitors in response to a FOIA request filed by The Post.
The latest response does not deny the existence of responsive records but says they cannot be released.
The Secret Service took seven months to process the Post’s FOIA request, which was submitted on Oct. 10.
“Please be advised, we are currently reviewing thousands of records in an effort to locate any documents responsive to your request,” a Secret Service FOIA office employee informed The Post in March.
The House Oversight Committee has also sought records; however, the committee’s request’s status is unknown.
Earlier this year, Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer demanded Delaware visitor logs as the classified documents scandal exploded, including Biden’s own admission that he kept records next to his classic Corvette.
The interest in Biden’s Delaware homes where thrust under the spotlight after it emerged Hunter Biden brought Mexican business associates to the residence while Joe Biden was Vice President and convened Russian, Ukrainian, and Kazakhstani associates at a DC dinner with his dad.
Hunter also introduced his father to partners from two separate Chinese businesses.
Hunter Biden also listed the Wilmington home as his address in a background check form in 2018, and his abandoned laptop also had a photo of a beaten-up box of “Important Docs” allegedly at the house.
In January, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi admitted, “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.”
In the same month, Fox News quoted an unnamed source who promised that “the Secret Service is prepared to provide available background information on vetted guests to Biden’s residence if requested by Congress.”