WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, America First Legal (AFL) released three more tranches of emails (Productions 5, 6, and 7) from the National Archives in response to AFL’s request and lawsuit for records from Joe Biden’s time as Vice President in the Obama Administration and Hunter Biden’s corrupt foreign business dealings.
The latest documents reveal a staggering number of emails between Rosemont Seneca and the Office of the Vice President, revealing further evidence that there was no separation between Hunter’s private business dealings and the official business of the Obama-Biden White House. Rosemont Seneca frequently used the Biden name to gain access to and favors from the White House.
The documents also reveal further evidence of Hunter’s influence in the official Office of the Vice President. Hunter had the ability to direct correspondence, plan guest lists for State dinners and receptions, and bring people into the White House at his discretion. This evidence further calls into question Joe Biden’s claims that he was never involved with, never discussed, and did not know about Hunter’s business dealings, and it raises questions as to the propriety of the massive payments Hunter was receiving while he was commanding such influence in the Office of the Vice President.
- “Rosemont Seneca” was merely the private arm of Joe Biden’s Office of the Vice President:
The sheer volume of emails exchanged between Hunter and his associates at Rosemont Seneca and the Office of the Vice President is telling in itself. Just since AFL’s last release, NARA has processed another 861 emails sent or received between January 2011 and December 2013 that contained the name of Hunter Biden’s company, “Rosemont Seneca.”
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.”
2. Hunter Biden used his family name to leverage access to the White House:
Emails obtained by AFL reveal the broad access Hunter Biden enjoyed to the official government channels while his father was Vice President. Below are just a few examples of how Hunter Biden had free reign in directing the use of official government resources.
Hunter Biden played a role in planning high-profile White House events
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.
As our investigation has previously uncovered, Hunter and his Rosemont Seneca business partner had been planning for the “China Lunch” months in advance.
Hunter Biden and his associates at Rosemont Seneca frequently used the Biden name to gain access to the White House
On December 18, 2013, lobbyist Doug Davenport reached out to Hunter’s business partner, Eric Schwerin, for last-minute tickets for a Christmas White House tour for his “guy from Apple.” Even those familiar with Rosemont Seneca knew that they had unmatched access to the Obama-Biden White House. Even though Eric Schwerin had no official government position, our investigation previously revealed the degree to which he intimately involved himself with official White House business and used the Biden name to gain unfettered access to the White House.
Eric Schwerin told Davenport that the only way a tour would be possible would be to get them to “the front of the line.”
Rosemont Seneca then directly contacted the Office of the Vice President to confirm the last-minute Christmas tour as a “Big favor for Hunter,” indicating that Hunter was using his access to the White House to benefit those involved with Rosemont Seneca.
On another occasion, Hunter asked specifically for a White House tour for his business associate at Third Point. Hunter and his associates were invested with Third Point, a hedge fund founded by Democratic billionaire donor Dan Loeb. Emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed that they were helping Dan Loeb and Third Point raise billions of dollars from China’s sovereign wealth fund, CIC.
Hunter frequently requested official correspondence from the Office of the Vice President and involved his Rosemont Seneca teamThe Rosemont Seneca team, at Hunter’s direction, reached out to the OVP correspondence director to obtain a letter for an associate. During this exchange, Hunter’s assistant at Rosemont Seneca welcomes the new White House staffer “to the team.”
These records further confirm that there was never a wall between the Office of the Vice President and Hunter Biden; in fact, there was extensive commingling between them. America First Legal will continue to share findings with the public through documents obtained from litigation against the National Archives.Read AFL’s request and all of the National Archives’ responses here.
Statement from Gene Hamilton, America First Legal Vice President and General Counsel:
“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. The evidence accumulating against the Biden family’s malfeasance is staggering. We will continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together and expose the truth to the American people,” said Gene Hamilton.
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