Comer: Why Was ‘Only Hunter Biden’ Copied in Email to Then-V.P Biden’s Fake Name About Call with Ukraine’s President?

Craig Bannister | August 18, 2023
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House Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) wants to know why then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was the only person copied in a 2016 email sent to an account, in which Biden used a fake name, regarding the vice president’s conversation with the president of Ukraine, when Hunter was being paid a million dollars a year by Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

On Thursday, Chairman Comer sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), seeking unrestricted special access to NARA’s case record titled, "Email Messages To and/or From Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden."

In particular, the letter requests all communications with associates of Hunter Biden, at a time when he was a paid board member of Burisma – specifically, four that NARA has either withheld or highly redacted.

One of the documents withheld by NARA concerns a conversation that the then-vice president had with the president of Ukraine. The email was sent to an account, in which Biden used the pseudonym “Robert L. Peters” to hide his identity.

Curiously, Burisma’s Hunter Biden was the only person copied in the email, Comer’s letter explains:

“For example, an email bearing the subject ‘Friday Schedule Card,’ is withheld in part under a ‘P6’ and ‘b(6)’ restrictions, denoting personal information regarding the subject under the PRA and FOIA respectively.  Attached to this email, and made available on the NARA website, is a document that indicates on 9:00 a.m. on May 27, 2016, Vice President Biden took a call with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

“It is concerning to the Committee, however, that this document was sent to ‘Robert L. Peters’—a pseudonym the Committee has identified as then Vice-President Biden. Additionally, the Committee questions why the then-Vice President’s son, Hunter Biden—and only Hunter Biden—was copied on this email to then-Vice President Biden.”

Comer is also requesting documents in which V.P. Biden used other pseudonyms, such as “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware,” as well as drafts of Biden’s December 2015 speech to Ukraine’s parliament.

If obtained, could also shed light on other dubious, lucrative dealings of Joe Biden and his family, The New York Post notes:

“The House Oversight Committee request primarily is focused on Hunter’s $1 million-per-year position on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which hired the then-second son in early 2014 as his dad assumed control of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

“But the broad request for records involving the president’s pseudonyms could turn up a variety of content, including about other Biden family ventures in countries such as China.”

Chairman Comer’s letter sets a deadline of August 31, 2023 for NARA to provide the documents to his committee.