Joe Biden and Hunter Biden Have a New Problem – House Committee Requests Access To Redacted Biden Emails: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer announced a request to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on Thursday to provide unredacted Biden family correspondence as part of its ongoing investigation.
The requested correspondence has previously been released publicly under the Freedom of Information Act.
However, much of the information is redacted, with Republican lawmakers seeking to uncover the currently obscured details.
Specifically, the Committee requested access to a volume of emails from Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president, including messages related to Ukraine and the Ukrainian gas company Burisma where Hunter was a board member.
The messages requested include those sent or received by President Biden or son Hunter.
Comer also seeks correspondence in which Joe Biden might have used a “pseudonym.”
Communications including Hunter or associates Eric Schwerin and Devon Archer, along with all drafts of a speech that Joe Biden gave in front of the Ukrainian legislature in December 2015.
Joe Biden Needs to Worry?
The Republican-led Committee – spurred on by supporters of Donald Trump – has been investigating grounds for impeachment against Joe Biden.
Its focus to this point has been on Hunter’s foreign business dealings while his father was vice president, during which he made at least $20 million.
Republicans believe they may be able to uncover evidence that Joe Biden profited from his son’s business transactions.
While investigations and testimonies have revealed dinner meetings and phone calls involving both Bidens, the Committee lacks the required evidence to launch a successful and reasonable impeachment.
“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 said in a statement announcing his request to the National Archives.
“We already have evidence of then-Vice President Biden speaking, dining, and having coffee with his son’s foreign business associates. We also know that Hunter Biden and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Biden’s official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest. The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption,” he added.
Comer believes the name “Robert L. Peters” was used as a pseudonym for then-Vice President Biden.
Secondary emails were not uncommon under the Obama administration, but Comer’s concern relates to other pseudonyms used too: “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.” The New York Post previously reported how these names were also connected to Biden.
The White House has maintained that President Biden was never in business with Hunter, and Democrats insist there was no wrongdoing. Republicans have criticized the President due to alleged discussions over speakerphone with foreign sources, although Hunter’s former associate Devon Archer told the Committee last month that these conversations mainly consisted of small talk as Hunter tried to sell “the illusion of access” to his father.
Shay Bottomley is a British journalist based in Canada. He has written for the Western Standard, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, Windsor Express, Berkshire Live and Southend Echo, and has covered notable events including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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