After the news of finding confidential documents at President Biden’s private office broke out, the Republicans have been demanding for visitors’ log in for Biden’s private properties. The second batch of confidential documents was found at Biden’s home in Delaware, after which the Republicans were demanding visitors log for his private home. The demand to see visitors' logs were being done to understand who was able to get their hands on these confidential documents. But now the White House has come forward saying that there are no visitor logs present for President Biden’s private home. While announcing this, the White House counsel's office said that there is no such standard practice of keeping logs for everyone who visits the President at their House. So far, the Biden administration has announced the discovery of around 20 documents related to US intelligence at Biden’s private office and private home. The Biden administration had targeted former president Donald Trump when it was revealed that he has a hold on hundreds of classified documents. Because of this, the Republicans are also doing their best to hold President Biden accountable for the discovery of classified documents on his private property.
The first batch of confidential documents was found at Biden's private office, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, back in November. This batch was found by Biden’s attorneys as announced by them the previous week. After finding these documents, Biden’s legal team immediately contacted the National Archives and asked them to procure these documents for archives. According to Biden’s legal team, these documents belonged to Biden’s time as Vice President under the Obama administration. Biden served under the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Biden used the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement as his private office from 2017 to early 2020, when he was working with the University of Pennsylvania. He left this office after placing his bid in the 2020 Presidential elections. The first batch of documents containing confidential information related to US intelligence. The second batch of documents was found by Biden’s attorneys, just last week at Biden’s private home in Delaware, Wilmington. Since then, the Republican party has been trying to corner President Biden for holding onto confidential documents.
As per US laws, every government official is required to hand over all confidential and legal documents to the National Archives once their service ends, to maintain the power and confidentiality of the position. But President Biden kept these documents under his hold for almost five years after his service as the Vice President ended in 2017. Because of this, President Biden is liable to face prosecution for not following the law, in a similar way Donald Trump is facing legal implications for storing confidential documents at his private home in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. However, there is a significant difference between the way the situation has been handled by both parties. Trump deliberately tried to hide the fact that he had hundreds of confidential documents stored at his residence, while Biden’s team openly admitted their discovery and assisted the National Archives in successfully shifting these documents to archives.