According to The New York Post, President Biden has spent over a quarter of his first year as president at his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, but little is known about any official meetings or lobbying activities he has held.
The Secret Service claims it has no records of who President Joe Biden meets with while at his Delaware residence, where he has spent a lot of time during his presidency.
The Post requested visitor log records for more than a year, including for Biden’s first year in office, but Secret Service Freedom of Information Act officer Kevin Tyrrell responded on Monday, saying that “the Secret Service FOIA Office searched all Program Offices that were likely to contain potentially responsive records, and no records were located.”
Hunter Biden, the first son of President Biden, is being investigated for alleged tax fraud and unregistered foreign lobbying after repeatedly seeking business in nations where his father had power as vice president. With his uncle Jim Biden, the younger Biden worked on some international projects.
According to photos recovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop, he presented his father to business associates from China, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine, including at the vice president’s Washington house.
During his first year in office, Biden was at one of his Delaware homes for 99 days, including for official business like an Oct. 24 breakfast where he and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) lobbied centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to support Biden’s Build Back Better Act social spending plan.
The president has previously stated that visitors, such as family members, have influenced his thinking.
“I was sitting in my kitchen yesterday, and my wife was there with her sister and a dear friend named Mary Ann,” he stated. “And she was saying, ‘Do you realize it’s over $5 for a pound of hamburger meat? $5?’”
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) was successful in obtaining documents related to a Japanese delegation’s visit to former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
“While we won access to those records, we never got much,” Jordan Libowitz, a spokesperson for the group, said. “The Secret Service came out and stated they weren’t vetting the president’s meetings, but the Trump Organization was.”