More evidence has come to light demolishing Joe Biden’s repeated denials that he ever discussed business with his son. New documents obtained by America First Legal (AFL) show that he emailed Hunter Biden, his brother James “Jim” Biden, and their respective firms tens of thousands of times while he was vice president.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) acknowledged in a joint status report published by the Washington D.C. District Court on Friday, that it knew of 4,243 emails between then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, another 1,751 emails between Joe and Jim Biden, 19,335 emails between Joe and Hunter’s private equity firm Rosemont Seneca, and 3,738 emails between Joe and Jim’s Chinese-communist party connected consulting firm Lion Hall Group.
The individuals and firms listed in the court documents are at the center of the House GOP’s investigation into the Biden family influence-peddling operation.
Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s AFL obtained the emails through an Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. The group was forced to file a lawsuit after NARA stonewalled them, claiming it would take seven years to process the documents. The contents of the emails are not yet known as NARA claims it will take them more than 15 months (past 2024 election) to sort through the information requested by AFL.
Nevertheless, the documents provide additional evidence that Joe Biden lied when he said in 2019, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.”
Biden also previously insisted “there will be an absolute wall between personal and private [business interests] and the government.”
“These damning numbers further confirm that there was never a wall separating the Office of the Vice President and Hunter Biden’s business endeavors. In fact, there was extensive commingling between them,” AFL wrote in a statement posted to X.
Our FOIA lawsuit against the National Archives has now revealed that then-Vice President Biden's Office had:
🚨19,335 emails with Rosemont Seneca
🚨4,243 emails with Hunter Biden
🚨1,751 emails with Jim Biden
🚨3,738 emails with Jim’s Lion Hall Group pic.twitter.com/yFTfvvLqdC
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) October 10, 2023
The House Oversight Committee wrote on X: “Presidential Candidate Joe Biden promised there would be an ‘absolute wall’ between his work as an elected official and his family’s ‘business.’ That doesn’t match his track record.”
Hunter Biden’s former best friend and business partner Devon Archer testified before the House panel in July that Hunter Biden included his father, then serving as vice president, on speakerphone over 20 times during meetings with his overseas business partners.
Last month, the House Ways and Means Committee released documents providing further evidence that Joe Biden wasn’t merely aware of the family’s influence peddling operation, he was involved in it.
“The documents demonstrate Joe Biden was key to selling the Biden ‘brand’—lunches, phone calls, official trips, meetings, with potential buyers,” said House Ways and Means Committee chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.).
Last August, NARA revealed that Joe Biden may have used pseudonyms in nearly 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents when he was vice president.
His alleged aliases included “Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware,” NARA said in a letter to the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF).
Republicans believe Biden used the names to provide the anonymity he needed to discuss foreign business deals with Hunter and Jim.