New evidence has emerged confirming that then-Vice President Joe Biden improperly used a private email address to conduct government business in communication with his son, Hunter Biden, as reported by Just The News.
The emails, found on the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 that originally belonged to Hunter, were sent from the account firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the messages were even signed “Dad.”
Although some of the emails were personal in nature, others related to government business; among others, there was an email correspondence between Biden and Hunter regarding the possible release of American prisoner Martin O’Connor from Turkey in November 2014. The email was forwarded to Biden’s office by the State Department, where Biden aide Colin Kahl forwarded it to the private email, where Biden himself subsequently forwarded it to Hunter.
Kahl now serves in the Biden Administration as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. Others in the current Biden White House were also involved in the use of the private email, including Secretary of State Anthony Blinken; in 2013, Blinken, then the national security adviser to the Vice President, used the private email to talk about a colleague’s conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Cramer shortly before Cramer’s death.
Hunter Biden also used the email to directly influence his father’s selection for certain government appointees. In 2014, Hunter emailed his father about possible appointments to the Treasury Department, saying “before you fill the positions, please talk to me.” Biden himself responded with “call me right away.”
Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog group Judicial Watch, responded to the revelations with a statement pointing out that “the Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account emails, including these emails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives.”
Fitton added: “We might know more beginning next year, when Judicial Watch and the public can begin filing FOIAs [Freedom of Information Act requests] for Obama White House emails.”