Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, has formally requested the National Archives to provide unredacted documents that indicate President Biden’s use of an alias during his tenure as Vice President.
This move comes amidst growing concerns surrounding Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s overseas business activities.
Historical emails, sourced from a laptop previously belonging to Hunter Biden, suggest that the then-Vice President used the email alias “Robert.L.Peters@pci.gov” during his time serving under President Obama. Notably, these emails, which spanned from May 18 to June 15, 2016, included Joe Biden’s daily schedule and were also shared with Hunter.
Comer’s inquiry extends to other pseudonyms associated with Biden, including “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.” He has also shown interest in drafts of Biden’s speech to the Ukrainian parliament in December 2015.
In a public statement, Comer from Kentucky remarked, “Despite Joe Biden’s claims of maintaining a clear boundary between his Vice Presidential duties and his family’s foreign business endeavors, emerging evidence suggests otherwise.”
The primary focus of the Oversight Committee’s request is Hunter Biden’s lucrative position on the board of the Ukrainian gas company, Burisma. However, the comprehensive nature of the request might also uncover details about other Biden family business ventures, potentially in countries like China.
Comer’s letter to Archivist Colleen Shogan specifically sought documents where Biden’s pseudonyms were used, as well as communications involving Hunter Biden, Eric Schwerin, or Devon Archer. He also requested drafts of Biden’s speech to the Ukrainian Rada in December 2015.
In the backdrop of these developments, there have been allegations against Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky. He reportedly informed an FBI informant in 2016 about a supposed $10 million bribe to both Joe and Hunter Biden in exchange for assistance in removing Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin, who was then probing Burisma. Zlochevsky also claimed to possess audio recordings of the Bidens.
The White House has firmly denied these bribery allegations. President Biden, in a previous statement in June, dismissed the claims as “malarkey” and questioned the whereabouts of the alleged bribe money.
In another twist, Archer, once closely associated with the Biden family, disclosed to the Oversight Committee about a December 2015 dinner in Dubai. During this event, Hunter Biden reportedly stepped out to call his father and was later joined by Zlochevsky and Burisma board advisor Vadym Pozharskyi. It’s worth noting that Joe Biden had met Pozharskyi earlier that year during a dinner in Washington’s Café Milano.