On Monday, the National Archives admitted that Joe Biden had sent or received at least 82,000 pages worth of private emails as Vice President during the Obama Administration, using false names to do so.
As reported by the New York Post, the National Archives’ admission was made due to a lawsuit filed against it by a conservative watchdog group. The 82,000 pages encompassed the full eight years of Biden’s vice presidential tenure, and the three pseudonymous email addresses he used during that time: “Robert.L.Peters@pci.gov,” “email@example.com,” and “JRBWare@gmail.com.”
The lawsuit had been filed by the Southeastern Legal Foundation
(SLF), which is based out of Georgia.
“The fact that as vice-president, Joe Biden sent 82,000 pages of emails from alias email addresses is shocking,” said Kimberly Hermann, General Counsel for the SLF. “The American public has a right to know what is in those emails. SLF remains hopeful that now that we have confirmed that the emails exist, NARA will fulfill its legal obligation and produce them in a timely and transparent manner.”
Although neither the content of the emails nor any other recipients were disclosed, a cross-reference with information from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop confirms at least 10 emails from these fake accounts that CC’d Hunter, which were sent between May 18th and June 15th of 2016. One email, sent on May 26th, informed Hunter of a scheduled phone call between then-Vice President Biden and then-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The Ukraine connection seems to further boost the theories that Joe Biden was primarily influenced by Hunter whenever he made his decisions on relations with Ukraine. Most infamously, the elder Biden openly boasted about using his influence as Vice President to force Poroshenko to fire his Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin. Shokin, at the time, was investigating the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings on suspicions of corruption; Hunter Biden was serving on the board of Burisma at that time, leading to widespread speculation that Joe Biden had Shokin fired in order to protect his son from the fallout of such an investigation.
The SLF had made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of the National Archives in August, demanding access to information that would determine whether or not then-Vice President Biden discussed government business with his son. When the Archives did not respond to the request, the group filed its lawsuit.
This newly-revealed information could play a role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden, which had been launched in September by then-Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). The inquiry was temporarily paused during the process of selecting a new Speaker after McCarthy was ousted, and the investigations of three different House committees are expected to continue now that Mike Johnson (R-La.) has been selected as the new Speaker.