5,400 Fake-Name Biden Emails Identified, Prompting Lawsuit to Force National Archives to Make Them Public

Craig Bannister | August 29, 2023
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  • Lawsuit against National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) over withheld Biden emails.
  • Nearly 5,400 emails potentially from Joe Biden's personal pseudonym email accounts could reveal son Hunter Biden involved in government and profited from his connections with White House.
  • Lack of transparency from NARA raises suspicions of potential abuse of power by public officials.
  • Congressional investigation is also demanding access to unredacted copies of these fake-name emails.


The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has admitted that it has nearly 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents that potentially show Pres. Joe Biden using a pseudonym during his vice presidency – but, more than a year after the Southeast Legal Foundation (SLF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, NARA has failed to provide even a single document.

On June 9, 2022, SLF filed a FOIA request seeking emails pertaining to three fake-name accounts Biden was known to use in the White House during his time as vice president in the Obama Administration:

  • “Robin Ware,”
  • “Robert L. Peters,” and
  • “JRB Ware”.


NARA responded later that month by admitting the existence of nearly 5,400 relevant documents (“approximately 5,138 email messages, 25 electronic files and 200 pages of potentially responsive records”). But, NARA has yet to provide a single item, prompting SLF to file a lawsuit, which Southeast Legal announced in a press release on Monday:

“The lawsuit is the latest in SLF’s successful efforts to expose the direct and documented relationship between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden’s companies, and the federal government dating back to 2017.”

SLF first asked NARA to release Biden’s emails in 2021. NARA responded that because it did not take custody of the then-vice president’s records until January 20, 2017, the emails could not be made public until January 20, 2022.

“In 2022, SLF renewed its request with a second FOIA request that is at the heart of SLF’s lawsuit. NARA has failed to produce a single one of these emails.”

A congressional investigation into the Bidens’ foreign business dealings was launched in the House earlier this month. As part of the probe, Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer is demanding that NARA turn over unredacted copies of the same emails sought by SLF.