White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that President Biden will not be releasing the visitor logs from his residences in his home state of Delaware, despite making 17 trips there in less than six months.
The administration decided to keep the logs secret despite its claim to "restore transparency and trust in government" — starting with the reversal of limiting the release of White House visitor logs.
"I can confirm we are not going to be providing information about the comings and goings of the president’s grandchildren or people visiting him in Delaware," Psaki said at a daily press briefing in response to a question from The Post about whether Biden would release visitor logs, including of anyone close to him with potential conflicts of interest.
Those in favor of transparency say that the same guidelines which apply to White House visitor logs also apply to records who Biden has been meeting in his home.
Tom Fitton, president of the conservative group Judicial Watch argued that the policy "makes a mockery" of White House vows of making visitor logs fully transparent.
"It’s an easy way to bypass the alleged transparency they’re promising," Fitton said.
"If they’re going to take the position that this information should be public," he added, "what are they hiding when it comes to visiting his home? The presidency doesn’t stop when he’s visiting Delaware."
"He is presumably doing work. So the public has an interest in knowing who is visiting him there. Is Hunter [Biden] visiting him? … [Joe Biden] is the one who had Hunter at the vice president’s office meeting with his business partners."
President Biden is expected to make two more presidential visits to Delaware next week. He normally stays at his home in Wilmington but also is also known to visit his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach.