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Legal Group Unveils Sweeping Records Investigation Into Biden Family

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A conservative legal group has sent several requests to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for records related to Hunter Biden during Joe Biden’s vice presidency.

America First Legal (AFL), which is led by former senior members of the Trump administration, filed three separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests Tuesday to NARA. The nonprofit is asking for a wide variety of information related to those who had financial relationships with Hunter Biden and James Biden in connection with their business dealings overseas, White House visits by them both and also then-vice president Biden’s communications with Hunter and James. (RELATED: ‘Not Just A Right-Wing Media Story’: Brian Stelter Questions Hunter Biden’s Brewing Allegations)

“America First Legal will use every resource at our disposal to oppose and ultimately overcome this lawless, autocratic, malicious third world corruption,” Stephen Miller, president of AFL and a former senior adviser for former President Donald Trump, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Civilization is on the line.”

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) probe into Hunter Biden’s domestic and foreign dealings has reached a “critical juncture,” CNN reported in July. The investigation, which is being conducted by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss and was launched as early as 2018, is now centered around the Biden son’s alleged tax and foreign lobbying violations and alleged involvement in a 2018 gun incident.

AFL is notably asking NARA for all communications between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden through the Biden son’s email for Rosemont Seneca Partners — an investment firm he co-founded. It is also seeking records related to individuals such as Devon Archer, Ye Jianming and Patrick Ho, who were involved financially in Ukraine and China with Hunter and James.

MILWAUKEE, WI – AUGUST 20: In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images) (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)

Archer, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings with Hunter Biden, was sentenced to roughly one year in prison in May after defrauding the Oglala Sioux tribe of around $60 million, according to court documents. Jianming and Ho were involved with CEFC China Energy, a now-defunct Chinese conglomerate that paid $4.8 million to entities managed by Hunter Biden and James Biden, The Washington Post reported.

“The American people deserve answers about Joe Biden’s use of his office while serving as Vice President to advance the financial and other interests of his family,” said AFL Vice President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton, who served under Trump’s DOJ and Department of Homeland Security.

The DOJ did not respond to a request for comment, nor did a lawyer for Hunter Biden or the White House. NARA did not respond.

Editor’s note: This article’s description of America First Legal has been updated to more accurately reflect the nature of the group.

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