The National Archives and Records Administration confirmed the existence of approximately 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents using aliases associated with Joe Biden during his tenure as vice president.
NARA revealed their existence in a response to a Southeastern Legal Foundation Freedom of Information Act request seeking emails with pseudonyms used by Biden, such as Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters and JRB Ware.
Republicans opine these emails could reveal Biden’s use of pseudonyms to discuss foreign business matters with his son, Hunter Biden, and share information, according to a Daily Mail report.
The White House has consistently insisted President Biden never engaged in business with his son.
The Obama administration addressed concerns about the communications, noting they were archived.
The volume of the emails raises questions about the distinction Biden claimed to maintain between personal, private and governmental matters.
Hunter Biden’s laptop emails have also shown that business partners referred to Biden as the “big guy.”
The Southeastern Legal Foundation, which initiated the FOIA request in June 2022, claimed Biden used various private email addresses to send, receive and forward government-related correspondence.
These pseudonyms were reportedly used by Biden during his vice presidency from 2009 to 2017 for both official and family matters.
The SLF sued the NARA to force the agency’s release of the requested records.
“The American public deserves to know what is in them,” said Kimberly Hermann, SLF general counsel.
Despite acknowledging the existence of these emails, NARA has yet to provide any specific emails.
Kentucky Republican James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sought unredacted records from NARA that indicated Biden’s use of a pseudonym during his vice presidency.
The committee is investigating the role the former vice president might have played in his son’s international business ventures.
Previously disclosed emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop suggested that Joe Biden used the email address ‘[email protected]’ during his vice presidency.
The emails also showed communication between his aide and Hunter Biden regarding Joe Biden’s daily schedule.
An email from Joe Biden, using the alias [email protected], was forwarded to both Hunter and his brother Beau, the then-Delaware attorney general.
That email contained a message from Deputy Secretary of State and current Secretary of State Antony Blinken, which was originally from the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, John Tefft.
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, along with Comer, have been urging the National Archives to release the emails associated with Biden’s pseudonyms.
They cited the Presidential Records Act, which mandates the president provide copies of all communications related to government business to the National Archives, regardless of them being sent from personal email addresses.