Republicans Demand Answers From Secret Service

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Republican Senators have lent their support to their lower chamber counterparts in calling for the Secret Service to hand over a log of individuals who entered the areas where Biden stored classified documents.

Senators Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) added their calls to the choir on Monday (January 23) in a letter to Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle.

The pair asserted the request was made as “part of our ongoing congressional investigation.”

They insisted that the information be provided “no later than Feb. 2, 2023,” and that the information includes a “full and complete list of all individuals who entered the locations where classified records” were discovered.

The pair also recalled that the Secret Service said it would hand over such information if it received a Congressional request.

The request follows the nearly 13-hour search the FBI conducted at Biden’s Wilmington, Del. home, where they found more classified documents, this time from when Biden was a Senator.

In a separate statement, Johnson noted that Biden’s nearly lifelong career in Washington meant he should understand the proper procedure for handling classified documents. Instead, Johnson asserted Biden’s unauthorized storage of the documents occurred because “he arrogantly doesn’t believe the rules and laws apply to him.”

In June, Johnson, ranking member of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Investigations, and Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber, querying Biden’s use of non-governmental email address to send his son Hunter Biden government-related information.