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White House Misses Deadline to Provide Information on Biden’s Private Email Account


The White House failed to meet a deadline last month to provide key information on Joe Biden’s use of a private email account during his vice presidency. 

Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley requested in a July 30 letter that the White House answer whether Biden used one or more private email accounts during his time as vice president, whether he is using any today and whether the emails in the private accounts were preserved as required by the Federal Records Act, per Just the News

“If these reports are accurate, it is unclear whether then-Vice President Biden forwarded these and related emails to a government account to ensure that they satisfied federal recordkeeping and archival requirements,” Johnson and Grassley wrote in the letter. “Further, it is unclear whether now-President Biden has continued the use of non-government email for official business and whether he has continued to provide government information to his family members, including Hunter Biden.” 

As previously reported by Human Events News, Joe Biden used a personal email account during his vice presidency to send State Department information to his son, Hunter. 

Messages, sometimes signed “Dad,” found from the email account robinware456@gmail.com were found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, seized by the FBI from a Delaware computer shop, in December of 2019, per Just the News

Some of the messages were personal, while others were political and business matters. Many of the emails often contained information coming from senior White House officials, State Department officials and other government agencies. 

For example, in November of 2014, the U.S. embassy in Istanbul sent an email to the State Department that was forwarded to senior advisers to Joe Biden, providing a premature warning that an American named Martin O’Connor was going to be released from detention in Turkey. 

“The lead attorney for Mr. O’Connor reports that the court granted the detention appeal and he expected Mr. O’Connor to be released from jail today, barring any unforeseen problems,” the email said. “Mr. O’Connor will not be allowed to leave the country until his next hearing which is set for December 11, 2014. The lawyer expressed confidence that he will be able to leave after that hearing. The attorney is handling his release arrangements, pick up and temporary housing near his law firm’s office.” 

Indeed, Johnson and Grassley requested information and answers by August 13. The White House failed to meet that deadline. 

“You would think after the Hillary Clinton email scandal, we wouldn’t see another blatant abuse of private emails by administration officials. But President Biden has continued the long tradition of politicians (especially Democrats because the press never holds them accountable) who believe they don’t have to follow the rules,” Johnson said. 

“We will probably never know how compromised Biden is because of his foreign financial entanglements, but we are seeing the rolling disasters that are the hallmark of his administration,” he added. “God help us over the next three and a half years.”

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