White House claimed Biden’s Delaware house used for official business but now says it’s ‘personal’

The White House previously claimed that President Joe Biden works during visits to his Wilmington, Delaware, home, but is now claiming that the residence is “personal” amid several classified documents found at the address.

During a White House press briefing on February 25, 2022, former press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden could get the job done from anywhere.

“I will note that, while every president can work from anywhere, because that is how presidencies are equipped, he is traveling to Delaware for a family member’s memorial service. Traveling there at the end of the week.” Saki said.

“The president has the ability to make secure calls from anywhere, yes,” he said.

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But on Monday, the White House Counsel’s Office said Biden’s Wilmington residence was private. The office made the statement explaining why visitor logs do not exist at Biden’s Wilmington residence.

“Like every president in decades of modern history, his private residence is private,” the office said.

Notably, Biden has previously held legislative meetings at the Wilmington home, such as a gathering with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-Va.

In addition to classified documents found in Biden’s private office at the Penn Biden Center in November, several classified Obama-era documents were also found in the garage of his Wilmington home last week.

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The discovery was made during a search of Biden’s Wilmington residence for classified documents.

“Since I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington to provide the Department of Justice the documents I received on Wednesday to the President’s personal counsel,” White House special counsel Richard Sauber said in a statement Saturday. “When I was handing it over to the DOJ officers accompanying me, five additional pages with classification markings were found among the contents, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officers accompanying me immediately took possession of them. “

Biden was asked about the classified documents last Thursday, telling Fox News they were in a locked garage.

“Classified document next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?” Fox News’ Peter Doki asked Biden.

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“God willing, I’m going to have a chance to speak on all of this, soon. But as I said earlier this week — and, by the way, my Corvette is in a locked garage, okay? So, it’s like No. They’re sitting in the street,” Biden replied.

“So, the documents were in a locked garage?” Ducey asked.

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President Joe Biden attends a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the Oval Office on January 13, 2023.

President Joe Biden attends a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the Oval Office on January 13, 2023.
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Biden’s handling of classified documents is now the subject of an investigation led by a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.


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