A photo of U.S. President Joe Biden‘s Delaware mansion taken in 2019 has emerged showing the residence unguarded by Secret Service at the same time classified documents were believed to be in his garage.
The pictures taken by Fox News from the street outside Biden’s Wilmington home on April 19, 2019 – the same day he announced his candidacy for president – show a deserted guard shack and empty parking spots near the gate that leads to the residence.
At least six classified documents have been found at the President’s private home in Wilmington, some of which appeared to have been haphazardly stored in boxes stacked in his garage alongside his Corvette.
It comes as Biden is slammed for failing to answer questions about the classified files and is seen smirking during a grilling by the media after his attorneys announced finding the latest batch of secret files on Saturday, bringing the total up to two dozen.
A photo of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Delaware mansion taken in 2019 has emerged showing the residence unguarded by Secret Service at the same time classified documents were believed to be in his garage
The pictures taken by Fox News from the street outside Biden’s Wilmington home on April 19, 2019 – the same day he announced his candidacy for president – show an unattended guard shack and empty parking spots near the gate that leads to the residence
The lack of Secret Service presence is said to be normal for retired vice presidents, who do not maintain the protection after office, but shockingly overlaps with the time period that the classified documents would have been held in the building.
More recent photos from the Mansion show the same area now filled with police cars, SUVs and a checkpoint after Biden’s tenure as the 46th president of the United States began following his inauguration Jan 20, 2021.
Special counsel to the president Richard Sauber said in a statement that five additional pages of documents with classified markings were found at Biden’s home Thursday evening, making a total of six retrieved from there.
Sauber said that when Biden’s personal attorneys identified one classified document at Biden’s home on Wednesday, they immediately stopped searching for additional documents because they lacked the security clearances necessary to view those materials.
‘Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the President’s personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department,’ Sauber said.
‘While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.
‘The President’s lawyers have acted immediately and voluntarily to provide the Penn Biden documents to the Archives and the Wilmington documents to DOJ,’ he said.
The White House has previously claimed President Biden works while visiting his Delaware mansion, but has since stated the residence is ‘personal’.
The office made the statement when explaining why visitor logs do not exist at Biden’s Wilmington residence, much to the dismay of House Republicans, like Rep. James Comer, who have requested two years of visitor logs from the Delaware home
The first document was discovered in the garage of Biden’s Delaware home where he also keeps his Corvette
It brings the total to six classified documents found at Biden’s home in Delaware
During a White House press briefing on Feb 25, 2022, former press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden can get work done from anywhere, Fox News reported.
‘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.
‘The President has the capacity to make a secure call from anywhere he is, yes.’
But on Monday, when explaining why visitor logs do not exist at his Wilmington property, the White House Counsel Office declared the residence is personal.
‘Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,’ the office said.
House Republicans had demanded he hand over two years of logs for the Delaware mansion after the classified documents were uncovered.
Republican lawmakers tore into Biden after the treasure trove of classified documents were found last week
‘Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log,’ House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, wrote in a Sunday letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain obtained by Fox News.
The congressman continued: ‘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.’
Comer went on to argue that in order to fully address the situation, it is necessary to know who may have been privy to the confidential information.
Republican lawmakers tore into Biden after the treasure trove of classified documents were found last week.
Senator Rick Scott of Florida said Biden was either a ‘hypocrite’ or ‘completely clueless,’ joining the legions of lawmakers questioning why former President Donald Trump’s home was raided by armed FBI agents when documents were found at his home, but Biden received no such treatment.
Biden was seen departing from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church after attending Mass in Wilmington, Delaware, on Jan 14
Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted: ‘Full FBI raid happens when?’
Even an attorney who once prosecuted Trump during the Mueller Probe, Andrew Weissmann, said Biden was ‘digging a deeper hole’ as his administration remained vague about the investigation while more documents continue to crop up.
The White House claimed it has handled both the discovery of the documents and the subsequent explanations in a ‘transparent’ way, yet questions have been raised by members of both political parties as to why the public were not told ahead of the midterms.
Biden has also been reminded of his own comments when he slammed former President Trump for harboring a set of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate, which led to an FBI raid.
‘How that could possibly happen, how one anyone could be that irresponsible?’ Biden said in September to 60 Minutes.
The latest discovery came just days after two other sets of sensitive files were found. The first was discovered at a DC office for his think tank.
Former President Donald Trump (right) has slammed the FBI and DOJ for targeting him over classified files while going easy on ‘hopeless Joe’ (referring to U.S. President Joe Biden pictured left) as he warns that the ‘country is in serious trouble’
On Saturday Trump seethed on his Truth Social account as he sought to argue that Biden keeping classified documents was much worse than what he did, describing Mar-A-Lago as ‘essentially an armed fort.’
Trump also slammed the FBI and DOJ for targeting him over classified files while going easy on ‘hopeless Joe’ – as he warned that the ‘country is in serious trouble.’
‘What Biden did was wrong, but he was given a reasonable and stable Special Counsel who is sane, inclined not to make waves, friendly with RINOs (republicans in name only), and is not known as a flame-throwing lunatic or a Biden hater,’ Trump said.
‘What I did was RIGHT, secured documents in a secured place, lock on the doors, guards and Secret Service all around, security cameras working.
Trump has repeatedly claimed he secretly declassified the documents he took home, but that claim has been refuted by former senior officials and his lawyers have not made similar claims in court.
‘The Boxes Hoax Case against me should be dropped immediately. I have done nothing wrong!’ he finished.
Former President Donald Trump was seen seething on his Truth Social account as a third batch of classified files from Joe Biden’s Vice Presidency are found at his Delaware home
As the day wore on Trump took a swipe at the prosecution between both cases and described them as ‘sick thugs.’
‘How come the Biden ‘Prosecutor’ is a nice guy, very friendly with Democrats and RINOs alike, close to Christopher Wray, & pretty much liked & known by everybody, while my ‘Prosecutor’ is a Radical Left Trump HATING Lunatic, whose wife & family get a perfect ’10’ for spewing Trump HATE, & whose ‘friends’ are the most evil, angry, & disgusting Marxists & Communists in & around Government?’
‘They are GRILLING innocent people in Grand Juries for hours, all to ‘get Trump.’ These are Sick Thugs!’
Trump went on to claim that the FBI are ‘CROOKED, CORRUPT and BROKEN’ and warned to Americans that the country was in ‘serious trouble.’
‘THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON AGAINST ME FOR YEARS. THE FBI & THE DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE ARE CROOKED, CORRUPT, & BROKEN,’ he wrote.
‘(Just look at the Lunatic Radical Left Prosecutor they gave me, but not Hopeless Joe, Twitter Files & the RIGGED 2020 Presidential Election, the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, & all the rest!).
‘OUR COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE, NO BORDERS, NO VOTER I.D., NO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS NOT BEEN SMART & TOUGH, BUT MAYBE THEY WILL BE NOW. GOOD LUCK AMERICA!!!’