Rep. James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has written to the National Archives to request access to any correspondence between the office of former Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s business acquaintances.
As part of an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by America First Legal, NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) released a record named “Records on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Their Foreign Business Dealings.” The committee is requesting unrestricted special access to this record, unredacted.
In his letter, Comer has asked for full access to the email chain between numerous Biden aides, business colleagues of Hunter’s defunct company Rosemont Seneca Partners, and the Ukrainian oil corporation Burisma Holdings.
The Committee is troubled by the emails because they reveal that Hunter Biden contacted D.C. on December 4, 2015, immediately after a Burisma board of directors meeting in Dubai to discuss pressure Burisma had urged him to exert. The National Archives claims to have 5,000 emails that may be associated with allEGED BIDEN aliases; these communications are relevant to the LAWSUIT.
Comer has called an email chain between Biden’s vice presidential office and his son’s companies “proof of collaboration” by Comer. He claimed that Vice President Biden’s public advocacy agenda for fighting corruption in Ukraine was at odds with his family’s business dealings. Comer said there is evidence proving collusion in attempts to spin stories about Burisma’s corruption to protect the Bidens.
In addition, Comer asks NARA in his letter for copies of any executive calendars made for Biden during his time as vice president. Deficits in the current legal framework concerning ethics laws and disclosure of financial interests related to immediate family members of Vice Presidents and Presidents may endanger American national security and interests, so the committee is working to draft legislation to address these concerns.