Several Obama-era White House officials knew about the unsecured email address and used it to send information to then-Vice President Biden, including the current Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
On Tuesday, investigative journalist John Solomon and Natalia Mittelstadt reported that Just the News has obtained messages from Hunter Biden’s laptop that show that Joe used a private email address to forward information that he was getting from the State Department as Vice President to his “globetrotting, foreign-deal-making son Hunter Biden.”
Messages, sometimes signed “Dad,” from the email account email@example.com were found on a Hunter Biden laptop seized by the FBI in December 2019 from a Delaware computer shop owner.
Some of the messages from the vice president to his son obtained by Just the News were deeply personal, others were political in nature, and still others clearly addressed business matters, often forwarding information coming from senior officials in the White House, the State Department and other government agencies…
…A former senior Obama administration official confirmed to Just the News that some administration officials knew of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address for Joe Biden and used it from time to time. “I saw it used to communicate with his family and friends or to pass information to them,” the official told Just the News, speaking only on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisal.
The emails obtained by Just the News show numerous Obama administration officials communicated or were aware of the private email address or had their information sent to it, including current Secretary of State Tony Blinken.
The private email account raises the same concerns about possible violations of federal law leveled at Hillary Clinton, but this time it’s against the sitting President in his former role as Vice President.
While Biden doesn’t seem to have stored classified information in an unsecured location as Hillary did, he did use the email address to share information that was sent to the Vice President of the United States from the State Department and other government agenies with civilians — like his son, Hunter, who was managing to secure several very profitable foreign business deals simply because his name was Biden.
The article also states that “Biden had an obligation to preserve any emails involving his government work under federal records law, even if he used a private email address.” It’s unclear if he did that, as the private email address hasn’t been disclosed until now.
We know that Hillary deleted tens of thousands of emails, used BleachBit on her hard drive to make recovery nigh-unto impossible, and smashed devices to cover up her “mistake” which would have meant criminal charges to anyone who didn’t have a “D” after their name. So, it’s not unprecedented for a high-ranking Democrat to flout the rules regarding private email and records.
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch told Just The News, “The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account emails, including these emails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,” he added, “No wonder the Obama White House wanted to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of [her] email shell game!”
Fitton says that Judicial Watch will be filing FOIA requests for Obama White House emails and we’ll know more in a year or so.
Just the News covers several of the emails in detail, including one from Hunter asking his dad for help by having the Vice President make a video to honor Texas Democratic activist Ben Barnes, Hunter wanting to talk to his father about a vacancy in the Treasury Department, Joe sharing an article about Beau Biden’s popularity, a friendly email from Tony Blinken, and the forwarded email to Hunter from Joe about the news he received from the State Department that an American named Martin O’Connor was about to be released from detention in Turkey.
Sometimes, Vice President Biden’s messages to his son took a more personal note, like the day the Wall Street Journal broke the story in October 2014 that Hunter Biden had been discharged from the Navy over a positive cocaine test.
“Good as it could be,” Joe Biden wrote in an email chain that included the article forwarded to the vice president’s email address by White House staff. “Time to move on, Love Dad.”
The vice president also flashed some of his trademark self-deprecating humor, once forwarding an astronomy story suggesting a planet be named for him. From his private email, Joe Biden wrote his family, “Only time in history.” The subject line was: “Why I deserve more respect.”
Source: Just The News
It seems to be reasonable that people within the administration would want to have a private email address that they can use for their personal use for communication with family and friends that won’t be archived. That’s not the problem. The problem with Biden — as with Hillary Clinton — is that there is a blurring of the line between the personal and the professional and that spilled out in their use of private email. It seems that this overlapping of the political and personal often happens in ways that are beneficial to their wallets or, as (as has been the case with Biden,) the wallets of those around them — in other words, they are corrupt.
Now, just imagine for a moment if this had been anyone with the last name “Trump” and the wall-to-wall news coverage that it would be. But this story probably won’t make it past the Praetorian Guard media who will protect Joe Biden even if it means tossing aside any shred of journalistic integrity that they might have had left.
It’ll be quite a wait to see what, if anything, that Judicial Watch finds, but it’s probably a certainty that it won’t ever be covered in the Corporate Media. It just doesn’t fit the narrative.