The House Oversight Committee is demanding that the National Archives release unredacted versions of emails and documents related to Joe Biden’s interactions with Ukrainian officials during his time as Vice President. The committee specifically wants access to any emails or documents in which Biden used a pseudonym, as well as any communications involving Hunter Biden, Eric Schwerin, or Devon Archer. They also requested all drafts of Biden’s speech to the Ukrainian Rada in 2015. The committee argues that these records are necessary to address deficiencies in ethics laws and disclosure of financial interests related to the immediate family members of high-ranking politicians.
GOP Oversight Demands Access to Unredacted Emails in Which VP Joe Biden Used an Alias From Nat'l Archives https://t.co/dZiNl1DCAv
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The committee’s request comes amid concerns about foreign nationals influencing US policy through business relationships with the family members of prominent politicians. Committee Chair James Comer pointed to evidence suggesting that Joe Biden and his family were not as separated as the former Vice President claimed when it came to business dealings. Republicans are eager to uncover any potential corruption involving the Biden family and believe the unredacted records will shed light on these issues.
As the committee demands access to these records, it remains to be seen whether the National Archives will comply by the requested deadline of August 31. Given recent events and revelations surrounding the Biden family, it is unlikely that the committee will give NARA the same leeway they gave the FBI earlier this year. Republicans are determined to continue their investigation into what they believe to be corruption within the Biden family and will hold NARA accountable for providing the unredacted records.