You would think that the U.S. Secret Service keeps track of literally everyone who meets with the president of the United States regardless of where those meetings take place, but in the case of Joe Biden, you’d be wrong.
That’s according to the agency itself.
“Biden spent roughly one quarter of the first year of his presidency at his homes in Wilmington and in Rehoboth Beach. During his time in Delaware, Biden took both personal days, as well as held meetings and conducted business. The Secret Service did not track the president’s visitors, official or unofficial, during that time, however,” the agency told the New York Post.
The admission came in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Post for visitor logs spanning more than a year of Biden’s presidency. Secret Service Freedom of Information Act officer Kevin Tyrrell told The Post in a statement that “[t]he Secret Service FOIA Office searched all Program Offices that were likely to contain potentially responsive records, and no records were located.”
This, as first son Hunter Biden is currently the target of at least two federal investigations, one for alleged tax fraud that reportedly involves subpoenaed tax records and paternity documents as well as another for his numerous business dealings overseas with figures in countries like China, Russia, and Ukraine. And while there is no evidence that any of Hunter’s business partners from those deals have met with Joe Biden during his time in office, it’s not like the Secret Service can produce any records to definitively prove otherwise.
This is a problem because it’s a pattern with the Secret Service: The agency reportedly retrieved a handgun belonging to Hunter that was tossed in a dumpster by a lover in 2018 — a handgun that Hunter lied to obtain (he’s a known drug abuser and he said on his federal firearms background check that he wasn’t, according to reports). But the agency said it had nothing to do with the retrieval, despite proof indicating otherwise. The New York Post reported separately:
Hunter Biden sent a text message that said the Secret Service responded after his handgun disappeared in 2018 — contradicting the agency’s assertion that it wasn’t involved, The Post has learned.
In a lengthy message sent the following year, President Biden’s son described the situation in detail, saying his former sister-in-law-turned-lover, Hallie Biden, tossed the firearm into a trash bin outside Janssen’s Market, a gourmet grocery store in Wilmington, Del.
“She stole the gun out of my trunk lock box and threw it in a garbage can full to the top at Jansens [sic]. Then told me it was my problem to deal with,” Hunter wrote.
“Then when the police the FBI the secret service came on the scene she said she took it from me because she was scared I would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem and our volatile relationship and that she was afraid for the kids.”
Also, some Secret Service agents were recently suspended after accepting rent-free apartments and other gifts from suspected Iranian spies who posed as Dept. of Homeland Security special agents.
As for keeping records of who is visiting Biden, of course, the Secret Service is doing so; the agency’s bosses just aren’t allowing that information to become public (take your guess as to why).