Hunter Biden’s investment firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, exchanged over 1,000 emails with the office of Joe Biden during his tenure as vice president.
A collection of documents made public by the National Archives reveals that a significant number of these emails remain undisclosed due to executive privilege exercised by the White House.
Approximately 861 emails, alluding to Rosemont Seneca, were conveyed to or from the Office of the Vice President within the span of January 2011 to December 2013.
This information was disclosed by America First Legal, an organization that obtained these communications from the National Archives and Records Administration. The said records were released on Wednesday.
The White House has declined the release of about 200 emails which pertain to Hunter Biden’s company citing executive privilege.
As stated by AFL, “The vast majority of these emails consisted of direct communications between Rosemont Seneca employees, including Hunter Biden, and the Office of the Vice President. Contrary to Joe Biden’s claim that there is an ‘absolute wall between the personal and private, and the government,’ the White House asserted executive privilege to withhold 200 emails in their entirety because ‘Release would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisors, or between such advisors’.”
The collection of emails reveals a pattern where Hunter Biden and his business associates routinely utilized their direct communication channels with the Office of the Vice President to gain advantageous access to the Obama White House.
Included in this trove of emails are instances where White House guest lists, seating arrangements, and profiles of attendees for various official functions were shared with employees of Rosemont Seneca. This sharing of information encompassed significant events such as the 2012 United Kingdom State Dinner, the 2013 Turkey State Luncheon, and the 2014 France State Dinner.
“Emails obtained by AFL reveal the broad access Hunter Biden enjoyed to the official government channels while his father was Vice President,” AFL noted.
“Even though Hunter had no official role in the Obama-Biden Administration, he was intimately involved in planning for high-profile White House events, including the January 2011 China State Luncheon, the June 2011 State Arrival Ceremony for German Chancellor, the March 2012 United Kingdom State Dinner and Visit, the May 2013 Turkey State Luncheon, and the 2014 France State Dinner,” the AFL said.
Notably, one of the emails includes an invitation that was forwarded to the White House, extending an offer for then-Vice President Joe Biden to participate in an event hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. Another communication invites then-Second Lady Jill Biden to partake in a campaign organized by the World Food Program.
Furthermore, the email correspondence also sheds light on invitations received from the White House for multiple events that Hunter Biden likely attended or had procured tickets for guests. These insights are derived from the release of documents by NARA (National Archives and Records Administration).
In a December 2013 email filled with urgency, lobbyist Doug Davenport implores Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Eric Schwerin, for last-minute tickets to the White House Christmas tour, underscoring the established recognition of Rosemont Seneca’s significant access to the Executive Mansion.
Davenport’s email commences with a sense of urgency: “Hey guys… I am in a difficult situation.” He explains that an individual from Apple is eager to take four colleagues on a standard White House tour to see the Christmas tree, but the date is imminent, scheduled for that very Friday.
Recognizing the challenging timing, he continues, “I am aware this is extremely short notice, but I would be immensely grateful if you could advise me on any potential way to secure public tour tickets for this Friday. Or is this request completely unreasonable?”
Schwerin promptly directs a staff member from Rosemont Seneca to “reach out to our contacts there” and informs Davenport that the only viable means to fulfill the request would be to facilitate their placement “at the forefront of the queue.”
Subsequently, Rosemont Seneca reached out to Joe Biden’s office and effectively fulfilled Davenport’s eleventh-hour appeal, as indicated in the email, underlining the special consideration given due to Hunter’s association.
“These records provide even more evidence that no daylight existed between Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings and the Office of the Vice President during the Obama Administration,” Gene Hamilton, America First Legal vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, was recently on FNC’s ‘Hannity’ to talk about an email he saw with Biden using a pseudonym.
“I’ve seen one that had Hunter Biden, copied,” Comer said. “And that is the most concerning thing. That is where the Democrats have gone stone cold started in Washington in their defense of Joe Biden. There was an e-mail that was through a pseudonym that was Joe Biden. That had Hunter copied on it, and it was an e-mail about Ukraine policy at the same time that Devon Archer testified that the owners of Burisma were squeezing Hunter to call Washington for help and that is when Dan Goldman in January said, he could have called anybody in Washington and I’m sure they just talked about the weather. That is not true.”
The National Archives has about 5,400 emails from Joe Biden under various aliases, according to the House Oversight Committee. Biden’s email aliases — “Robert Peters,” “Robin Ware,” and “JRB Ware” — were used to share government information and discuss business with Hunter Biden and associates.