U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Windsor, has urged President Joe Biden to disclose all visitor records to his home in Wilmington, Delaware, following recent disclosures he had stored classified documents at the residence.
“As a matter of national security and transparency, the public deserves to know who visited this residence and had access to these unsecured, classified documents,” Buck said.
According to a statement from Richard Sauber, special counsel to the President, “a small number of Obama-Biden Administration records with classified markings” were found at his home, with all but one located in the garage. The other document was located in an adjacent room, Sauber said. No documents were located at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, residence.
In a letter addressed to Biden, Buck calls for the release of all visitor logs to the home from Jan. 20, 2017, to present, the time period in which the classified documents would have been located there, instead of at the National Archives.
“The fact that classified and sensitive material was casually stored in your garage, apparently next to your Corvette, is deeply concerning,” Buck wrote.
In his first term as President, Biden has made at least 60 trips to Delaware, Buck said, “and you reportedly spent a substantial amount of the 2020 presidential campaign at this location.”
The release of visitor logs is a matter of national security and transparency, Buck said, and “the public deserves to know who visited this residence and had access to these unsecured, classified documents.”
In the letter, Buck noted in May 2021, Biden had renewed a policy to release visitor logs at the White House, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and New Executive Office Building.
“You implemented the policy to deliver on ‘[your] commitment to restore integrity, transparency, and trust in government,’” Buck said, quoting a White House press release. “I call on you to release the visitor logs for your Wilmington residence in light of this news and deliver on your promise of transparency to the American people.”