The National Archives has identified approximately 731 electronic files relevant to an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s use of alias email accounts. The discovery, stemming from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Heritage Foundation, adds to the questions about the transparency and conduct of Biden during his vice-presidential tenure.
The FOIA request, filed in October and first reported by the Daily Signal, sought access to records pertaining to the creation and use of Biden’s pseudonym emails and related policy documents. The request specifically targeted email aliases such as ‘Robin Ware’, ‘JRB Ware’, and ‘Robert L. Peters’, used during Biden’s vice presidency.
The National Archives, in its response, acknowledged the existence of these files, which must now undergo a thorough review process.
This comes at a time when the Biden administration is already under scrutiny for various reasons. The identified documents could provide insights into Biden’s communication practices and whether they conformed to the legal and ethical standards expected of someone in his position.
Earlier this month, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) accused the Biden Administration of obstructing the House’s impeachment probe by withholding 99.98 percent of emails sent by Biden, including thousands written under aliases.
The emails are being held by the National Archives and are relevant to the impeachment inquiry into President Biden. The aliases were used to discuss business and share government information with Hunter Biden and two associates, Eric Schwerin and Devon Archer, Comer’s office has revealed.
The Southeastern Legal Foundation recently filed a lawsuit calling on the organization to release roughly 5,400 emails. Comer requested that the National Archives release all communications in which then-Vice President Joe Biden used any of the three pseudonyms.
“Joe Biden has stated there was ‘an absolute wall’ between his family’s foreign business schemes and his duties as Vice President, but evidence reveals that access was wide open for his family’s influence peddling,” Comer wrote in a statement in August.
“The National Archives must provide these un-redacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption.”
In August we also learned that Joe Biden used pseudonym accounts extensively to forward governmental information and discuss business with his family.
The shocking treasure trove came as an acknowledgment by The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of possessing up to 5,400 emails connected to then-Vice President Joe Biden’s aliases. The disclosure was brought on by a lawsuit by the Southeastern Legal Foundation, which seeks to compel NARA to turn over this material.
The National Archives’ discovery of these files is a demonstration of the power of a FOIA. As these files are reviewed and processed, they could shed light on the inner workings of the Biden vice presidency and potentially lead to more significant findings within the family.