America First Legal (AFL) revealed in a post on Tuesday that it had obtained thousands of emails exchanged between then-Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and their family members and business interests.
According to The Federalist, these emails indicate that the president had been discussing potentially nefarious business dealings with his son and brother Jim Biden despite previously denying any such conversations.
This discovery was made through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the National Archives by AFL. In the joint status report published on Friday by U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C., it was noted that the National Archives had “reluctantly admitted” to the presence of 19,335 emails with Rosemont Seneca—a consulting firm founded by Hunter Biden; 4,243 emails with Hunter himself; 1,751 emails with Jim Biden; and 3,738 emails with Jim’s Lion Hall Group—which has since closed its doors due to ties with the Chinese Communist Party.
The aforementioned individuals and firms are currently being investigated by GOP-led authorities concerning influence-peddling activities related to the Biden family.
“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 Federalist added:
It’s unclear what exactly the emails said since NARA claimed it would take more than 15 months to sort through the data requested by AFL. The existence of the emails, however, is proof alone that Biden has lied about his involvement in his family’s scheme to sell political favors to foreign oligarchs.
In 2019, then-candidate Joe Biden asserted that there would be a clear delineation between private business interests and government affairs.
He further declared, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.”
However, The New York Post reported in late August that emails revealed Hunter Biden and his business associates utilized connections to the Office of the Vice President as a means to access the Obama White House.
“White House guest lists, seating assignments, and biographies of guests for various official events, including the 2012 United Kingdom State Dinner, the 2013 Turkey State Luncheon and the 2014 France State Dinner, were shared with Rosemont Seneca employees,” The Post continued.
The outlet reported that an email contained an invitation for then-Vice President Biden to attend an event at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations.
It also noted that a separate email invited then-Second Lady Jill Biden to take part in a World Food Program campaign.
In addition, NARA’s documents provided to AFL included invites from the White House for events likely attended by Hunter Biden or requested tickets for guests.
One such example was found in an email dated December 2013, wherein Doug Davenport, a lobbyist, asked Hunter Biden’s former business partner Eric Schwerin for tickets to the White House Christmas tour, indicating Rosemont Seneca’s extensive access to the Executive Mansion.
“Hey guys……I am in a bad spot,” Davenport’s email begins. “I have a guy from Apple who is dying to take his 4 colleagues on a REGULAR WH Tour…see the tree, etc…..this Friday.”
“I know it is WAY short notice, but I would owe you my life if you could tell me any way possible to get my hands on some public tour tix for this Friday? Or am I just way out of line???” he noted further.
He instructed a Rosemont Seneca employee to consult with their associates and informed Davenport that the only way to fulfill the request was to prioritize it.