On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer formally requested that the National Archives hand over any unredacted records in which President Biden used a pseudonym during his Vice Presidency.
This request comes as part of an ongoing effort to uncover further details of President Biden’s tenure as Vice President under former President Obama.
Chairman Comer released a statement saying, “Americans deserve transparency and accountability from their public officials. As such, I’m calling on the National Archives to fulfill its obligation and turn over all documents related to this matter as soon as possible.”
The committee has asked for any records held by the National Archives with respect to any pseudonyms used by then-Vice President Biden while he was serving in office from 2009 through 2017.
▪️Then-VP Joe Biden used a pseudonym
▪️Hunter Biden, Eric Schwerin, or Devon Archer is copied
▪️And all drafts of then-Vice President Biden’s speech delivered… pic.twitter.com/GUPWvPFTuq
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) August 17, 2023
According to The New York Post, Robert L. Peters was the email address used by Joe Biden while he served as Barack Obama’s Vice President.
John Flynn, an aide of Biden, sent Hunter ten emails containing his daily schedule from May 18th to June 15th in 2016.
Comer’s request covers records that use other pseudonyms of Biden such as “Robin Ware and JRB Ware”, as well as documents like drafts of a speech delivered by Biden to Ukraine’s Parliament in December 2015.
The issue of presidential recordkeeping has been debated since former President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 due to obstruction of justice charges stemming from his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
Since then, there have been several laws passed concerning how presidential records should be handled after leaving office including when they can be released or redacted prior to being made available for public review.
The request is just one step in an ongoing investigation into then-Vice President Biden’s time spent serving under former President Obama’s administration and could shed light on some previously unknown information about his tenure as Vice President.
It is unclear at this time what documents may be uncovered but it is likely that they will provide insight into some of the decisions made at high levels within the Obama administration during those eight years.
In response to Chairman Comer’s request, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that “President Biden supports transparency and accountability and believes that government should be open and responsive”.
She went on to say that she could not comment further on matters involving classified or privileged information without first consulting with legal counsel before doing so.’
I know it may seem like it now, but The Bidens are losing.