The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has more than 5,000 documents that potentially reveal President Joe Biden using a pseudonym during his vice presidency, according to a Monday press release from the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF).
The SLF filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with NARA in June 2022, requesting all documents from Biden’s vice presidency that included three pseudonymous email accounts corresponding with his son Hunter Biden about government and business, according to a press release from the foundation. NARA identified almost 5,400 documents that potentially fit the request, though no documents have been delivered to the law firm, the SLF said. (RELATED: IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley’s Attorneys Debunk False Claims From Hunter Biden’s Lawyer)
“All too often, public officials abuse their power by using it for their personal or political benefit,” SLF general counsel Kimberly Hermann said in the press release. “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.”
The SLF filed a lawsuit Monday against NARA in an effort to obtain the more than 5,000 records, the press release states.
The SLF asked for all records connected to three names: “Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters and JRB Ware,” which Biden is believed to have used during his vice presidency. While vice president, Biden and his aides used the name “Robert L. Peters” to schedule a meeting with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, according to emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop.
🚨 ROBERT L. PETERS UPDATE 🚨@USNatArchives has admitted to possessing approximately 5,400 EMAILS & RECORDS connected to then-Vice President Joe Biden’s pseudonym accounts.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) August 29, 2023
On Aug. 17, the House Oversight Committee demanded that NARA hand over all archived emails from Biden’s vice presidency that relate to Hunter Biden, Ukraine and Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. The committee specifically demanded all records using the the three pseudonyms.
NARA confirmed to the Daily Caller it possesses approximately 5,138 emails, 25 electronic filings and 200 pages of potential records related to Joe Biden’s aliases.
This story has been updated with a statement from NARA. James Lynch contributed to this report.