GOP Senators ask NARA for more info about Biden's aliases

 September 2, 2023

Two Republican U.S. senators have asked the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for more information about President Joe Biden's emails, including those in which he used aliases. 

The senators - U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) - made the request in a letter that it sent to NARA on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023.

The letter followed the revelation Biden has used email aliases - including "Robert Peters," "Robin Ware," and "JRB Ware" - and that NARA has roughly 5,400 emails and other records that are related to these aliases.

It is claimed that Biden used these aliases, including back when he was the vice president, to share government information with his son, Hunter Biden, and others.

The letter

According to the senators' letter, they have been trying to get access to Biden's personal emails - particularly the ones in which pseudonyms were used - since July 2021. But, the senators say that the Biden administration and NARA have refused to comply.

They write:

Based on NARA’s June 24, 2022, response to a June 9, 2022, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, we understand that NARA has identified “approximately 5,138 email messages, 25 electronic files, and 200 pages of potentially responsive records” that may contain these pseudonyms and personal email addresses. Further, we understand that NARA has not produced any records connected to this specific FOIA request.

NARA, according to the senators, has been hiding behind a review process, claiming that it has not turned the documents over yet because it is reviewing them for accessibility.

"Over a year after NARA claimed that then-Vice President Biden’s records were under review, and over two years since our first letter on the matter, it is unclear whether this process is near completion," the senators write.

The senators concluded their letter by asking for more information about the review and by asking for NARA to "produce all" of the roughly 5,400 records.

What now?

It is not exactly clear where this situation is going to go from here.

NARA, following protocol, has asked Biden and former President Barack Obama for permission to release the emails and other records in which Biden used aliases.

At the time of this writing, it is unclear whether or not Biden and Obama have granted this permission.

Both the Biden administration and NARA have clearly been stalling up until this point, and it would be safe to expect more of the same going forward.

This particular situation raises numerous questions, the biggest being, "What government information did Biden, under the cover of aliases, share with his son?"

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