National Archives to Release Biden Records
The U.S. House Oversight Committee is set to receive more than 62,000 pages of additional records in response to requests made by its chairman, Rep. James Comer, in relation to the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. According to sources familiar with the matter, the National Archives is expected to turn over the records in the coming days.
The production of these records comes after Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, first asked for unredacted emails between Biden and his son Hunter’s business associates back in September. The committee specifically requested access to a case record titled, “Records on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Their Foreign Business Dealings,” which was made public as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by America First Legal.
Comer’s request also included any communication in which a pseudonym for Biden was used, such as Robert Peters, Robin Ware, or JRB Ware, as well as any correspondence with Hunter and his business associates Eric Schwerin and Devon Archer. Other items requested by Comer were drafts of a speech delivered by Biden to the Ukrainian Rada in 2015, records on travel using Marine Two and Air Force Two, and calendars.
This latest development follows the release of metadata by IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, which revealed that Biden used email aliases to communicate with Hunter and Schwerin hundreds of times during his time as vice president. Schwerin, who served as president of Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca company, also acted as Biden’s “bookkeeper” from 2009 to 2017.
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When asked about the emails during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, Biden denied their existence, calling them “lies.” This prompted House Oversight Committee Republicans to post on X, a social media platform, questioning Biden’s veracity and calling for fact-checkers to take a closer look.
Meanwhile, Democratic members of the committee have cited Schwerin’s statement that Biden was not involved in his family’s business dealings when dismissing the impeachment inquiry. However, a source familiar with Schwerin’s role in handling Biden’s finances told Fox News Digital that he was in frequent communication with the then-Vice President and his closest aides, making it likely that discussions about Rosemont Seneca business took place.
Comer’s committee has subpoenaed Schwerin for a deposition on November 9th, and is currently coordinating with his attorney to set a date for the deposition. Comer is co-leading the impeachment inquiry alongside House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Comer expressed his frustration with the lack of cooperation from the White House and accused them of obstruction. He also referenced a statement by Schwerin during a March 2023 meeting with the committee’s staff, in which he claimed to have no knowledge of any business transactions involving members of the Biden family. However, the source familiar with Schwerin’s role in Biden’s finances noted that he was responsible for the then-Vice President’s personal budget and worked closely with his tax preparers.
As the investigation into Biden’s possible involvement in his family’s business dealings continues, the production of these additional records by the National Archives could shed more light on the matter and potentially impact the impeachment inquiry. The House Oversight Committee is hoping to get to the bottom of any potential wrongdoing by the President and his family, and these records are a crucial piece of the puzzle.