House Republicans Question What Else is Being Concealed
The White House has come under scrutiny for omitting Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, from its visitor logs. The omission was brought to attention by Senator Martin Heinrich during a Congressional hearing, where he highlighted Hunter Biden’s presence at the White House despite facing multiple indictments and potential jail time.
The revelation has sparked concerns about the transparency of the Biden administration, with the House Republican Conference’s social media account raising questions about what else the White House may be leaving out of its records regarding the president’s son. The account pointed out that Hunter Biden was recently spotted exiting Marine One, the presidential helicopter, without being listed on the White House’s passenger manifest.
White House Press Secretary Addresses the Issue
During a press briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was questioned about whether the White House would announce Hunter Biden’s presence on Marine One in the future. Jean-Pierre responded by stating that it has never been the practice of the White House to disclose the travel arrangements of the president’s family. She emphasized that the family is entitled to travel with the president, as has been the case with previous administrations.
Transparency Claims Challenged
The Biden White House has repeatedly claimed to be the “most transparent administration in American history.” However, a review conducted by news outlet Fox News found that the visitor logs from the beginning of the Biden administration through February 2023 did not include any of Hunter Biden’s visits or extended stays at the White House. This suggests that the White House is still omitting Hunter’s name from the records.
Events Attended by Hunter Biden
The review by Fox News Digital uncovered that Hunter Biden had visited the White House over a dozen times, with the majority of visits occurring in 2022. These visits included ceremonial events such as the annual egg roll, Medal of Freedom ceremony, France State Dinner, Christmas tree lighting, and even his daughter’s wedding. However, his presence was absent from the visitor logs, raising concerns about the transparency of the administration.
The White House’s Policy on Visitor Records
A White House spokesperson referred to a policy released at the start of the Biden administration, stating that access records related to purely personal guests of the First and Second Families would not be released. This policy, it seems, is less transparent than that of the Obama administration. While many of the events attended by Hunter Biden may have been ceremonial, there have been previous reports of him using such events for personal financial gain.
Legal Troubles for Hunter Biden
In addition to the transparency concerns, Hunter Biden is currently facing nine tax-related charges in California. He defied a Congressional subpoena and was seen shopping with his father in Delaware. If convicted, he could potentially face up to 17 years in prison.
The White House has not yet responded to inquiries from Fox News Digital regarding the omission of Hunter Biden from the visitor logs.