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Damning information has surfaced against Joe Biden in a new report.
Biden is accused of using a personal email account during the Obama years to send confidential government information to his son Hunter Biden.
Joe was receiving information from the State Department as vice president. Meanwhile, his son Hunter was allegedly “globetrotting” and making “foreign deals,” the report says.
The use of the private email address raises questions of federal law as well as requirements of the Presidential Records Act.
These emails were reportedly uncovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was seized by the FBI in December 2019 from a Delaware computer shop owner. Joe would sometimes sign-off the emails as “Dad,” using the account [email protected]
Some of the messages were deeply personal and others were political in nature, the report adds.
Perhaps most damning of all, some emails clearly addressed business matters and forwarded information from senior officials in the White House, the State Department and other government agencies.
Additionally, Hunter Biden reached out to his father on a few occasions using the private email address to ask for help.
In January 2012, Hunter requested to have the vice president prepare a video message for an event honoring Texas Democratic activist Ben Barnes. In response, Joe said, “We are working on it.”
In June 2014, Hunter suggested someone he wanted to see appointed as a detailee to the Treasury Department. “Before you fill the positions, pls talk to me,” Hunter wrote. In response, Joe said “Call me right away, Dad.”
Joe and Hunter also discussed the topic of running for president in 2016, coming to and from the [email protected] account.
More from the report:
A former senior Obama administration official confirmed to Just the News that some administration officials knew of the [email protected] email address for Joe Biden and used it from time to time. “I saw it used to communicate with his family and friends or to pass information to them,” the official told Just the News, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisal.
The emails obtained by Just the News show numerous Obama administration officials communicated or were aware of the private email address or had their information sent to it, including current Secretary of State Tony Blinken…
Beyond establishing that Joe Biden sent government information to his son, the existence of the private email address also raises questions of federal law, as Hillary Clinton’s email server showed. Biden had an obligation to preserve any emails involving his government work under federal records law, even if he used a private email address.
“The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account emails, including these emails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “No wonder the Obama White House wanted to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of [her] email shell game!”
“We might know more beginning next year,” added the veteran public records watchdog, “when Judicial Watch and the public can begin filing FOIAs for Obama White House emails.”
The White House press office did not respond to a call and email from Just the News seeking comment Tuesday. George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, also did not respond to an email seeking comment.