House Republicans are crying foul after discovering that the White House has been consistently omitting Hunter Biden from flight logs for Marine One, the president’s helicopter.
The omission was first noticed by Fox News’s Peter Doocy after he spotted the embattled first son hop off the chopper while watching the First Family’s return from a recent visit to Delaware. Doocy noted he did not appear on the official flight log handed out to the White House press corps.
On X, the House GOP official account questioned how many other visitor logs are being scrubbed of Hunter Biden’s appearance following his decision to skip a lawful subpoena to appear before Congress.
“Fox News reports that Hunter Biden is currently at the White House after being spotted exiting Marine One,” the House GOP account wrote. “He was not on the White House’s passenger manifest. What other manifests and visitor logs has Hunter Biden been left off of?”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked shortly thereafter whether the administration would disclose Hunter Biden’s travel plans with his father.
“That’s something that we’ve never done,” Jean-Pierre responded. “This is the family. The family gets to travel with the president, and that’s been the case with every other president, and so it’s not something that we have done or we would be doing moving forward.”
“The White House may not have helped that the president is keeping far away from Hunter’s local woes,” Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich reported Tuesday.
“So, Hunter is apparently here at the White House after defying a Congressional subpoena while being indicted and facing a maximum of 17 years behind bars on financial crimes plus another 25 on the gun charges that he is facing,” she added.
Despite proclaiming itself “the most transparent administration in history,” the Biden administration has continued a bad habit of keeping Hunter Biden’s White House rendezvous from the public. Fox reviewed media reports to find more than a dozen instances of Hunter appearing at the White House through February 2023, including the annual egg roll, Medal of Freedom ceremony, France State Dinner on the South Lawn, Christmas tree lighting, and the president’s daughter’s wedding. Each time, Hunter Biden was excluded from official visitor logs.
A spokesperson for the administration pointed to its stated policy about guest logs.
“The White House will not release access records related to purely personal guests of the First and Second Families (i.e., visits that do not involve any official or political business),” said the spox, which is a less transparent policy than the one in place under the Obama administration.
Last week, Hunter Biden defied a congressional subpoena, instead opting for a press conference where he ripped House Republicans for posting naked photos of him. Through his attorneys, he has gone on the offensive in his multiple criminal trials, writing an op-ed accusing Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon of slander, demanding the former President Donald Trump be subpoenaed in one of his cases, and suing his own father’s government for “embarrassing” him.