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President Joe Biden and his team have stated numerous times that he intends to run for re-election in 2024.
But things have taken a dramatic turn in the last week after classified documents were discovered in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington home as well as his think tank. There are also questions surrounding a lack of transparency on why the U.S. Secret Service does not have any visitor logs from Biden’s Delaware home.
Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested that members of Biden’s “inner circle” could be conspiring behind the scenes to prevent him from launching a 2024 re-election campaign. Hannity speculated that Biden’s classified document scandal could result in some Democrats persuading the president not to seek another term.
“Joe Biden has been caught mishandling classified documents yet again. For the second time this week. We are now learning that secret material from the Obama administration turned up in another private unsecured office accessed by Joe Biden during his time as a private citizen. I think it’s time for a Mar-a-Lago-style raid to happen at Joe Biden’s private residences where he’s building a wall, by the way,” Hannity began.
Hannity added: “Or maybe someone in Joe’s inner circle. Think about this. Why is this happening twice in a week? Could this be the result? Maybe someone doesn’t want Joe to run for reelection. While we absolutely don’t know that to be a fact, it’s certainly suspicious in terms of timing. But what’s good for the goose is certainly good for the gander… right Merrick Garland? Right, Chris Wray? They are the ones that personally approved of the raid at Mar a Lago and former President Trump’s home.”
Others joined Hannity in speculating that someone may have leaked the fact that Biden had classified documents in order to potentially prevent him from seeking a second term.
Former GOP congressional candidate David Giglio tweeted: “It’s no coincidence that Biden’s classified document scandal breaks just as he starts to commit to seeking re-election in 2024. The Democrats assumed he wouldn’t and now they are going to ensure he can’t. He served his purpose. Gavin Newsom is the pick.”
Former Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield tweeted: “Operation Oust Biden continues… a second set of classified docs found. Gavin Newsom is in the bullpen warming up.”
The U.S. Secret Service revealed on Sunday that while a protection unit is assigned to Biden’s Delaware home, they do not record visitors.
“We don’t independently maintain our own visitor logs because it’s a private residence,” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told reporters.
Republican Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, is demanding the logs and more answers.
“Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log,” Comer wrote to White House chief of staff Ron Klain. “As Chief of Staff, you are head of the Executive Office of the President and bear responsibility to be transparent with the American people on these important issues related to the White House’s handling of this matter.”
Republicans are demanding answers on the lack of transparency on visitor logs from Biden’s Delaware home.
“The White House has dodged questions on a report that the Secret Service claims to have no records on who has visited Biden’s home, where the president has spent more than 25% of his time since he took office. By comparison, the visitor logs to the White House have been released,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Kentucky GOP Rep. James Comer said: “President Biden has spent a large amount of time at his Delaware residence since assuming office. Americans deserve to know who President Biden is meeting with, especially since we know that he routinely met with Hunter’s business associates during his time as vice president. The Biden Administration must provide transparency to the American people.”
South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace also demanded answers from Biden over his Delaware visits, arguing that everyone who comes “into close proximity with the President, in an official or personal capacity, is screened by the Secret Service” and that their record of coming close to the president “exists somewhere.”
“It’s bad if there is official business being conducted and they aren’t telling us with who,” Mace said. “It’s even worse the Administration is using the Secret Service to excuse its complete and total lack of transparency.”
Last month, the U.S. Secret Service admitted that no records exist of who Biden has met with at his Delaware home. The agency said no records exist of those visits as a New York Post Freedom of Information Act request was denied, Fox News reported.