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The White House has not been able to control the crisis generated after classified documents were found in President Joe Biden’s residence. Already, the Biden administration has two different versions of the Democrat’s Delaware home.
The Biden administration had claimed that the president works while traveling to his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and that it was used for official business. However, after learning of the classified documents, he claims the residence is “personal.”
During a press conference held at the White House on February 25, 2022, former press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden can work from anywhere and, during one of the president’s trips, Psaki argued that he could continue his duties from that house.
“I will note that, while every president can work from anywhere they are because that is how presidencies are equipped, he is traveling to Delaware for the memorial service of a family member. And he will be — that is why he’s traveling there this weekend,” Psaki said in remarks picked up by Fox News.
But the administration’s position on the president’s Delaware home changed. On Monday, the White House counsel’s office said Biden’s Wilmington residence is personal. The office made the statement in explaining why there are no visitor logs at Biden’s Wilmington residence.
“Like every president in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the office commented.
Despite the claim that it is a personal home, on several occasions President Biden held political meetings at that residence. “Notably, Biden has previously held legislative meetings at the Wilmington home, such as one gathering with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va,” as reviewed by Fox News.
Since last week, the Biden administration has been facing a crisis due to the discovery of classified documents. The situation comes after Democrats defended the prosecution and the search of former President Donald Trump’s house in Mar-a-Lago.
Biden’s case was uncovered when it became known that members of his legal team found classified documents in his office and private residences from when he was Barack Obama’s vice president (2009-2017) that should have been turned over to the National Archives at the time.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur to lead the investigation.