In a recent turn of events, the spotlight has shifted to President Joe Biden‘s use of multiple pseudonyms during his time as vice president under former President Barack Obama.
In light of Biden’s past comments about his son Hunter Biden‘s business activities, Obama is now in a position where he must decide whether to disclose or retain over 5,000 emails from Biden’s tenure under him, The Hill reported.
Falling under the Presidential Records Act, the correspondences could potentially act as a protective shield for Joe Biden, who is currently embroiled in a growing scandal related to his son’s alleged influence-peddling.
Discoveries indicate that Joe Biden operated under various code names, such as “Robin Ware,” “Robert L. Peters,” “JRB Ware,” “Celtic” and “The Big Guy.”
While senior officials adopting aliases isn’t a novel practice, the essence of the emails is what’s drawing attention, according to The Hill. Some of the communications touch upon official matters, including overseas travel arrangements and the positioning of Hunter’s acquaintances in pivotal roles.
Congressional probes are currently examining transfers of over $20 million directed to the Biden family from foreign entities via a complex web of shell corporations.
Notably, Devon Archer, a close associate of Hunter, has openly challenged Joe Biden’s assertions of being unaware of their business collaborations, stating they are “categorically false.”
Despite the growing evidence, a segment of Democrats maintains that Hunter and his colleagues were merely appearing to have a semblance of influence, rather than have genuine access to Joe Biden, The Hill reported.
However, international clients seemed convinced they were acquiring more than just a facade, as demonstrated by their readiness to invest significant amounts for perceived proximity to the current president.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has shown hesitancy in releasing the emails, with the process possibly dragging out beyond the upcoming election.
Both Biden and Obama possess the authority to hasten the release, which could either corroborate or debunk the allegations.
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