2021 was the year that brought Hunter Biden’s laptop into the limelight. What it unveiled was not surprising knowing the level of corruption in the Biden family. It revealed that while Joe Biden held the position of vice president, he operated a network of private email accounts for official business. Among these accounts, the aliases firstname.lastname@example.org, JRBWare@gmail.com, and Robert.L.Peters@pci.gov were responsible for a whopping 82,000 pages of email exchanges – that’s more than what Hillary Clinton deleted from her private server, as confirmed by the National Archives.
But the real twist in this tale? The Archives had been keeping this secret. It took the bold action of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a conservative nonprofit, to file a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to unearth this trove of emails, spanning eight years. Brace yourself; it’s going to be a time-consuming journey to sift through these records.
NARA has completed a search for potentially responsive documents and is currently processing those documents for the purpose of producing non-exempt portions of any responsive records on a monthly rolling basis,
The document says that NARA and the plaintiffs are teaming up to find ways to make the email release faster. They hope to do it before the 2024 election.
Government officials use of private email for official business is discouraged under the law, and officials like Biden are required to preserve all government-related emails conducted on their private accounts under the Federal Records Act. The fact that NARA has such a large collection suggests Biden gave those emails to the nation’s history-preserving agency.
The total revealed by the Archives, however, is stunning in size, even dwarfing the total from the most infamous private email scandal in American history involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which also involved government business on Obama’s watch
So far, they are claiming that no secret stuff has been found in Biden’s emails but Special Counsel Robert Hur is looking into how Biden handled classified documents back when he was Vice President. And on top of that, Republicans are searching for records about what the Biden family did overseas, so these 82,000 emails might spice up their investigations into corruption in Congress.
Republicans have asked NARA for an un-redacted document that indicates that then-Vice President Biden took a call with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, on May 27, 2016.
Republicans say the document was emailed to ‘Robert L. Peters’ with Hunter Biden copied.
At the time, top Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin was investigating oil company Burisma Holdings for corruption – the same company that Hunter was a sitting board member of.
Their demands come after Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Archer testified before the House Oversight Committee earlier this month that Joe Biden’s ‘brand’ protected Burisma because ‘people would be intimidated to mess with them.’
Smoking gun incoming?