- NARA has acknowledged holding around 5,400 emails, electronic records, and documents suggesting President Biden’s used pseudonyms while Obama’s VP
- Existence of collection of emails came to light in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in June 2022
- Emails are connected to the aliases Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware — all pseudonyms the 80-year-old president was known to utilize while serving
President Joe Biden may have used pseudonyms in nearly 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents when he was vice president, a bombshell letter from the National Archives and Records Administration reveals.
The trove of communications was confirmed after the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for emails connected to aliases allegedly used by Biden, including Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware.
Republicans have been demanding the release of the emails they say could show Biden used the names to discuss foreign business with his son and share information on countries where he was doing deals.
The White House has insisted Biden was never in business with his son, and vice presidents and high-level government officials often use pseudonyms to prevent being inundated with spam and emails from the public.
At the time, the Obama administration dismissed criticism the communications were ‘secret’ because they were all archived.
But the sheer volume of emails raises questions over whether then-VP Biden broke the ‘absolute wall’ he said he maintained between the ‘the personal and private, and the government’.
Emails from Hunter’s laptop also reveal business partners referred to Biden as the ‘big guy’.
The SLF submitted the FOIA request in June 2022 and the results appear to confirm that Biden was using the emails connected to the aliases.
Biden used various private email addresses from which he sometimes sent, received and forwarded government correspondence.
The names are all pseudonyms that Biden was known to use while he served as Vice President under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 and were used on emails that were about both official and family business.
The Southeastern Legal Foundation took legal action against NARA on Monday to secure the records’ release.
The Foundation alleges that the documents might potentially demonstrate instances where President Biden forwarded government information and discussed government matters with his son, Hunter Biden, together with other individuals.
‘All too often, public officials abuse their power by using it for their personal or political benefit. When they do, many seek to hide it. The only way to preserve governmental integrity is for NARA to release Biden’s nearly 5,400 emails to SLF and thus the public.
‘The American public deserves to know what is in them,’ Kimberly Hermann, SLF general counsel, said in a statement.
The Southeastern Legal Foundation also accuses NARA of using delaying tactics ever since the initial FOIA request was filed more than 14 months ago.
No specific emails have been provided despite NARA acknowledging their existence.
California AG sues Chino Valley schools over policy requiring parents be informed of students’ gender dysphoria
California Atty General claimed that the district’s “forced outing policy” discriminates against the privacy rights of LGBTQ+ students
On Monday, California’s Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Chino Valley Unified School District to stop its new policy requiring schools to inform parents about a student’s gender transition.
Earlier this month, Bonta began an investigation into the district, which has more than 26,000 students in San Bernardino County, after district officials created a policy in July that required faculty to inform parents within three days if their child uses names and pronouns different from their birth certificate, or if the student requests join sports teams or use school facilities opposite of their gender.
Bonta claimed in a release that the district’s “forced outing policy” discriminates against the privacy rights of LGBTQ+ students and goes against the state constitution.
“Every student has the right to learn and thrive in a school environment that promotes safety, privacy, and inclusivity – regardless of their gender identity.”
He added, “The forced outing policy wrongfully endangers the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of non-conforming students who lack an accepting environment in the classroom and at home. Our message to Chino Valley Unified and all school districts in California is loud and clear: We will never stop fighting for the civil rights of LGBTQ+ students.”
Parents’ rights groups have staged demonstrations in their districts and at the state capital in Sacramento to condemn bills that promote so-called “gender-affirming” care but prohibit informing parents.
President of the Chino Valley Unified Board of Education Sonja Shaw told The Los Angeles Times that Bonta’s efforts were “government overreach.”
“We will stand our ground and protect our children with all we can because we are not breaking the law. Parents have a constitutional right in the upbringing of their children, period. Bring it.”
She told Fox News that Bonta is “…automatically trying to assume parents are dangerous, and I think that’s a dangerous, dangerous direction that they’re heading in. And you see it all over California. They’re trying to push out parents, and I think that is something that we need to stand up for right now.”