An organization that has initiated a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the National Archives has uncovered and shared an astonishing revelation on social media. According to a post on X by America First Legal, thousands of emails were exchanged between then-Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, various family members, and business interests associated with them.
The organization reported that they obtained “19,335 emails with Rosemont Seneca,” a business consulting firm established 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,” a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Notably, President Biden had previously denied any business discussions with his son before he took office. However, the AFL revelation indicates that Joe Biden had communicated with his son, brother James ‘Jim’ Biden, and their respective firms through tens of thousands of emails during his tenure as vice president.
A joint status report, issued on Friday by the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C., acknowledged the existence of these emails, which the National Archives and Records Administration had reluctantly admitted.
Currently, the President, his brother, his son, and the companies mentioned in the court documents are subjects of a GOP-led investigation into alleged influence-peddling by the Biden family, as reported by The Federalist.
“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.
n 2019, then-candidate Joe Biden claimed that “there will be an absolute wall between personal and private [business interests]and the government.”
“I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period,” Biden further claimed.
The New York Post noted in late August: “Hunter Biden and his business associates frequently used their direct line of communications with the Office of the Vice President to leverage access to the Obama White House, the trove of emails show.
“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 report additionally highlighted that among the emails were invitations forwarded to then-Vice President Biden for various events. These invitations included one for an event at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and another for then-Second Lady Jill Biden to participate in a World Food Program campaign.
Moreover, the documents from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) contained invitations from the White House to a range of events, which presumably Hunter Biden attended or for which he requested tickets for guests. One particular email from December 2013 revealed a lobbyist named Doug Davenport’s request to Hunter Biden’s former business partner Eric Schwerin for tickets to the White House Christmas tour. This incident indicated that the extent of Rosemont Seneca’s access to the Executive Mansion was widely recognized, according to The Post.
“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 then told a Rosemont Seneca employee to “check with our friends over there” and informed Davenport that the only way the request could be fulfilled was to get them to “the front of the line.”