White House rejects Senate probe into Biden’s use of private email

The White House has so far dismissed a Senate investigation into President Joe Biden’s use of private email while he was vice president.

In July, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin wrote a letter to White House attorney Dana Ann Remus, requesting information on steps Biden and the administration are taking to ensure that the records of the then Vice President met archival requirements under federal law. . According to at the New York Post, Vice President Biden had used private email addresses to correspond with his son Hunter, and on at least one occasion he spoke of a meeting with the President of Ukraine where Hunter was conducting business abroad.

“If these reports are accurate, it is unclear whether then-Vice President Biden forwarded these emails and related emails to a government account to ensure they met federal record-keeping and archival requirements,” the senators wrote. “Furthermore, it is unclear whether the current President Biden continued to use non-government email for official business and whether he continued to provide government information to members of his family, including Hunter Biden. .”

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Both lawmakers gave Remus August 13 to respond, which has now expired for more than a month without a response, a Grassley spokesperson confirmed to The Federalist on Tuesday.

While he was vice president, Joe Biden was the “public faceof the White House’s policy toward Ukraine while his son served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, garnering more than $83,000 one month despite no prior experience in the industry.

The New York Post reported in July, based on data extracted from Hunter Biden’s laptop, that Vice President Biden had used multiple email addresses under the pseudonyms “[email protected]” and “Robert [email protected]”. An email addressed to Joe Biden via email named Robert Peters on May 26, 2016, and included Hunter reading, “8:45 a.m. preparation for 9:00 a.m. phone call with [Ukrainian] Near. Poroshenko.

Hunter Biden’s lucrative salary was later cut two months after his vice-president father left office in 2017.

This article has been updated since its publication.

Tristan Justice is the Western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan is a graduate of George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]

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