The White House has so far dismissed a Senate inquiry into President Joe Biden’s use of private email while he was vice president.
In July, Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin penned a letter to White House Counsel Dana Ann Remus, demanding information on what steps Biden and the administration took to ensure the then-vice president’s records satisfied archival requirements under federal law. According to the New York Post, Vice President Biden had been using private email addresses to correspond with his son Hunter, and on at least one occasion spoke of a meeting with the president of Ukraine where Hunter conducted overseas business.
“If these reports are accurate, it is unclear whether then-Vice President Biden forwarded these and related emails to a government account to ensure that they satisfied federal record-keeping and archival requirements,” the senators wrote. “Further, it is unclear whether now-President Biden has continued the use of non-government email for official business and whether he has continued to provide government information to his family members, including Hunter Biden.”
The pair of lawmakers gave Remus an Aug. 13 deadline to respond, which has now lapsed by more than a month with no response, a Grassley spokesman confirmed to The Federalist on Tuesday.
While vice president, Joe Biden was the Obama administration’s “public face” of White House policy toward Ukraine as his son served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma raking in upwards of $83,000 a month despite no prior experience in the industry.
The New York Post reported in July based on data retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop that Vice President Biden used several email addresses under pseudonyms “RobinWare456@gmail.com” and “Robert.L.Peters@pci.gov.” One email addressed to Joe Biden through the email named Robert Peters on May 26, 2016, and included Hunter read, “8:45am prep for 9am phone call with [Ukrainian] Pres. 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 publication.