Veep Joe Biden skirted email law with private (illegal) accounts
As vice president, Joe Biden kept a variety of private e-mail addresses from which he would sometimes forward and receive government correspondence, Hunter Biden’s laptop shows.
Joe Biden’s use of private e-mail addresses has parallels with Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server scandal. – Emil Ficker
“Robin Ware,” “Robert L. Peters” and “JRB ware” were three such pseudonyms on e-mails that mixed official and family business.
In a four-week period in 2016, for instance, John Flynn, who worked in the Office of the Vice President, sent Joe his official daily schedule to his private e-mail address [email protected] and copied Hunter.
There were 10 such e-mails copied to Hunter between May 18 and June 15, 2016.
In one e-mail from Flynn to Joe, a k a Robert Peters, on May 26, 2016, and copied to Hunter, the schedule includes “8.45am prep for 9am phonecall with Pres Poroshenko.”
Poroshenko was president of Ukraine and, at the time, Hunter was being paid $83,333 a month to sit on the board of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd. Hunter introduced top Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi to his father in April 2015 at a dinner at Café Milano in Washington, DC.
In December 2015, Biden famously threatened Poroshenko that he would withhold $1 billion in US aid unless he fired Ukraine’s top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who at the time was investigating Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky. Shokin was removed from office on March 29, 2016.
State Department officials have testified that they tried to raise concerns directly with Biden that his son’s Burisma involvement was a conflict of interest that undermined US anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine, but they were rebuffed.
Joe forwarded another e-mail about Ukraine through one of his pseudonymous private e-mail addresses, [email protected], to Hunter and his brother Beau, then Delaware attorney general, on March 26, 2012.
The e-mail was from Deputy Secretary of State (now Secretary of State) Antony Blinken, forwarding an e-mail from US Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft: “Beau visited Kyev [Ukraine] on the Friday and gave a talk on corruption at the Hyatt . . . then attended reception at the residence where he met many young Ukrainian lawyers. We received many compliments on his presentation and for simply a frank discussion of a problem that still bedevils this country.”
The use of private e-mail not only could represent a conflict of interest with official duties, the services are also more prone to hacking than government accounts.
John Solomon, founder of the Just the News media organization, drew comparisons this week between Joe Biden’s use of private e-mail addresses and Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, pointing out that, under federal records law, the then-vice president had an obligation to preserve all emails involving his government work.
“The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account e-mails, including these e-mails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Just the News.
Hunter’s former partner Tony Bobulinski was warned of the need for discretion about Joe’s role: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face,” wrote James Gilliar, another business partner of Hunter’s, in a WhatsApp message on May 20, 2017. “I know u know that but they are paranoid.”
Senators demanding answers to a previous request about Joe Biden’s email…
Joe Biden’s reported use of non-government email…
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary, sent a letter to Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, demanding answers to a previous request about Joe Biden’s reported use of non-government email for official business.
Last year, on July 30, 2021, the senators requested information from the White House about reports that, when Joe Biden served as Vice President, he used non-government email for officialbusiness, including the transmission of government information to his son, Hunter Biden. At that time, reports indicated that then-Vice President Biden used the following pseudonyms and email addresses:
A recent news report revealed an additional non-government email pseudonym associated with Joe Biden: “67stingray.”
Despite multiple requests from the senators’ staffs for a response to the July 2021 letter, the Biden administration has refused to provide any information and has failed to explain whether government emails and related communications were properly stored and archived.
The senators wrote, “The White House’s failure to respond to our initial questions has raised even more questions with respect to the universe of communications that then-Vice President Biden engaged in with his family while he was Vice President and whether those communications have continued during his presidency.”
Joe Biden set up illegal private email accounts using fake names
Fake names including ‘Robin Ware’ from which he would send and receive government correspondence while vice president, Hunter Biden’s laptop reveals
Joe Biden used various private email addresses from which he would sometimes send, receive and forward government correspondence according to emails found on Hunter Biden‘s laptop.
The concerns over the use of a private e-mail server could represent a conflict of interest and the services are also more prone to hacking than secured government accounts.
Biden is said to have used various pseudonyms including ‘Robin Ware,’ ‘Robert L. Peters’ and ‘JRB ware’.
While he was Vice President, Joe Biden would frequently use private email addresses, Hunter Biden’s laptop shows with many of the government emails forwarded to him
Burisma adviser Vadym Pozharskyi (pictured) paid Hunter Biden $83,333 a month to sit on its board
For at least four weeks in 2016, a worker in the Office of the Vice President, John Flynn, would send Biden his daily schedule to his private email address, [email protected] while copying in Hunter, according to Fox News.
There were 10 such e-mails which were copied to Hunter between May 18 and June 15, 2016.
The Robert Peters e-mail address used a @pci.gov domain. The service had been labeled as problematic by the DNS Institute’s Domain Name System security report in 2020.
One email from Flynn to being sent to Joe, a.k.a Robert Peters, from May 2016 which was also cc’d to Hunter schedules ‘8.45am prep for 9am phonecall with Pres Poroshenko’ who was the Ukrainian president.
At the time, Hunter was being paid $83,333 a month to sit on the board of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd.
He had started working for Burisma in 2014 and finally departed two months after his father left the office of vice president.
Just months earlier, in December 2015, Biden had threatened Poroshenko that he would withhold $1 billion in US aid unless he fired Ukraine’s top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky.
Shokin was widely accused of corruption and removed from office in March 2016.
Emails obtained by Hunter Biden’s laptop show Joe Biden would use three pseudonyms: ‘Robin Ware,’ ‘Robert L. Peters’ and ‘JRB ware’ when emailing his two sons, Hunter, left and Beau, right. They are pictured at Obama’s Inaugural Parade in January 2009
State Department officials are said to have attempted to raise concerns with directly with Biden about Hunter’s involvement with Burisma but the complaints were rebuffed.
Another forwarded email from Joe Biden using one of his alias private emails, [email protected], saw him write to both Hunter and his brother Beau, who was the Delaware attorney general, on March 26, 2012.
The forwarded e-mail was from Deputy Secretary of State (and now current Secretary of State) Antony Blinken.
The email was from the US Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft: ‘Beau visited Kyev [Ukraine] on the Friday and gave a talk on corruption at the Hyatt . . . then attended reception at the residence where he met many young Ukrainian lawyers. We received many compliments on his presentation and for simply a frank discussion of a problem that still bedevils this country.’
Hunter started working for Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas company, in 2014.
He earned $83,333-a-month from Burisma until two months after Joe left office.
In the years that followed the emails, Hunter became addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol. Photos like this one were found on the same laptop as the emails
Before Joe left office, he was referred to as ‘the big guy’ and described in an email from a Ukrainian executive at Burisma which suggested he’d gotten access to him through Hunter.
It raised serious questions because the executive was also being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor who was ousted after Joe leveraged $1billion in American aide money to get him out.
Joe has in the past denied ever offering access to him or the White House to any of Hunter’s business associates.
The laptop purportedly once owned by the president’s son has produced a series of revelations about Hunter Biden’s convoluted family sagas and international business deals.
JornoNews consulted computer forensics experts who vouched for its authenticity. The New York Post reported on some of its email contents weeks before the election, reporting that it was dropped off at a Delaware repair shop in 2019 and never picked up.
This month DailyMail.com revealed Hunter arranged White House and vice presidential residence meetings with his father for two Mexican billionaires with whom he was planning multi-million-dollar business ventures – and that Joe took Hunter and his business partner on Air Force 2 to Mexico amid those deals.
And last month DailyMail.com revealed that former FBI director Louis Freeh, who represented a criminal Romanian property tycoon alongside Hunter, spoke with Joe while the VP was still in office about Joe Biden joining his consultancy firm in 2017.
The White House has not responded to JornoNews‘ questions about any of the incidents.
As vice president, Biden was obliged to preserve all emails involving his government work.
‘The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account e-mails, including these e-mails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,’ Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Just the News.