On Tuesday, the watchdog group America First Legal revealed a vast number of email exchanges between then-Vice President Biden’s Office and various businesses linked to his family members.
According to the document submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) found:
- 19,335 emails exchanged with Rosemont Seneca
- 4,243 emails exchanged with Hunter Biden
- 1,751 emails exchanged with Jim Biden
- 3,738 emails exchanged with Jim’s Lion Hall Group
The information regarding the emails was released after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by AF Legal was granted in court.
Our FOIA lawsuit against the National Archives has now revealed that then-Vice President Biden's Office had:
🚨19,335 emails with Rosemont Seneca
🚨4,243 emails with Hunter Biden
🚨1,751 emails with Jim Biden
🚨3,738 emails with Jim’s Lion Hall Group pic.twitter.com/yFTfvvLqdC
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) October 10, 2023
The GOP’s Oversight Committee took to Twitter to comment on the situation, pointing out that Joe Biden had once assured the public of an “absolute wall” between his work as an elected official and his family’s business ventures. The Committee stated, “That doesn’t match his track record. New info from the National Archives shows that Biden’s VP Office emailed with his son Hunter, his brother Jim, and both of their ‘businesses’ OVER 29,000 TIMES.”
Presidential Candidate Joe Biden promised there would be an “absolute wall” between his work as an elected official and his family’s “business.”
That doesn’t match his track record. New info from the National Archives shows that Biden’s VP Office emailed with his son Hunter, his… https://t.co/YTxnR3jPZP
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) October 10, 2023
There is a renewed focus on the allegations surrounding the Biden family’s international business dealings. Last month, a series of documents and emails released by the House GOP seemed to indicate more instances of influence peddling by the Biden administration, including interference in federal investigations.
Chairman James Comer (R-KY) had spotlighted details of bank wires sent to Hunter Biden from Chinese nationals. The Biden family’s relationships with foreign entities, particularly in light of the details from lobbying firm Blue Star strategies showing Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company, was apparently privy to Vice President Biden’s planned talking points for his 2015 trip to Ukraine.
Yuriy Lutsenko, a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine, has alleged that Joe Biden used his influence to protect his son’s Ukrainian employer in exchange for payments. “There is a claim they have proof of a wire of significant funds from Zlochevsky to Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC which they claim directly went to the benefit of Joe Biden,” wrote Cummins.
Over the course of the past two days, Joe Biden has quietly sat for interviews with Special Counsel Robert Hur. White House Counsel’s Office spokesman Ian Sams cited it as additional proof that Biden has cooperated with the investigation from the outset.
“The president has been interviewed as part of the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Hur,” the spokesman said.
“The voluntary interview was conducted at the White House over two days, Sunday and Monday, and concluded Monday. As we have said from the beginning, the president and the White House are cooperating with this investigation, and as it has been appropriate, we have provided relevant updates publicly, being as transparent as we can consistent with protecting and preserving the integrity of the investigation. We would refer other questions to the Justice Department at this time,” he added.
The federal investigation into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents has been slow-developing, in contrast with the probes into former Vice President Mike Pence and former President Donald Trump.
In January, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur as a special counsel after classified documents from the Obama administration were discovered at the President’s former office in Washington, D.C., as well as his residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden said earlier this year he was “cooperating fully and completely” with the DOJ’s investigation.