Why would Vice President Biden need to use a pseudonym 5,400 times?
We now know, thanks to a June 2022 Freedom of Information Act request by the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), that the National Archives has more than 5,400 emails from Joe Biden’s time as Vice President in which he used a fake name and an unofficial account.
The non-profit constitutional legal group asked for emails involving the names and accounts of Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware — all aliases Biden used while serving as Vice President during the Obama Administration.
According to The New York Post, “The Southeastern Legal Foundation on Monday filed suit against NARA for the release of the records, which the group claims may show that Biden forwarded government information and discussed government business with his son Hunter Biden and others.”
“All too often, public officials abuse their power by using it for their personal or political benefit. When they do, many seek to hide it. The only way to preserve governmental integrity is for NARA to release Biden’s nearly 5,400 emails to SLF and thus the public. The American public deserves to know what is in them,” Kimberly Hermann, SLF general counsel, said in a statement.
SLF is accusing the National Archives of dragging its feet as not one of the 5,400 emails have been produced in the wake of the request.
“We have performed a search of our collection for Vice Presidential records related to your [June 9, 2022] request and have identified approximately 5,138 email messages, 25 electronic files and 200 pages of potentially responsive records that must be processed in order to respond to your request,” Stephannie Oriabure, the director of NARA’s archival operations division, wrote to the Southeastern Legal Foundation On June 24, 2022.
The records blow up the Joe Biden narrative that he maintained an “absolute wall” between his work as Vice President and his son’s questionable work as a businessman
“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,” Oversight Committee chair James Comer said in a statement on Aug. 17.
“The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption,” he added.