Things have gotten much worse for Biden.
The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) declared on Monday its decision to grant Republicans access to an unredacted collection of 62,000 pages of emails and attachments as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Originating from Biden’s tenure as vice president, these communications involve the use of pseudonyms and contain references to Hunter and Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company where Hunter served on the board.
Earlier this year, some of these emails were released in redacted form, leading to accusations of a potential cover-up. Responding to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer’s request for unrestricted access in August, NARA, in a letter dated Monday, disclosed the completion of its review and the forthcoming release of 1,799 emails and attachments. The documents, including sensitive information such as phone numbers and addresses, will be shared through a secure, web-based file-sharing portal.
House Republicans are gearing up for a vote this week to formalize the impeachment inquiry, despite the absence of direct evidence implicating President Biden in improper actions or attempts to leverage his influence for familial gain. Chairman Comer accused the White House of creating an illusion of cooperation in the wake of revelations that Biden used an alias while corresponding with Hunter’s business associate.
The investigation also explores whether Biden exerted pressure on the Department of Justice and was involved in the foreign business dealings of family members. The White House, dismissing these efforts, claims that Republicans lack substantiation for their allegations. A recent memo from White House Oversight spokesperson Ian Sams highlighted that House Republicans had already accessed substantial amounts of private financial records and Treasury Department reports, as well as conducted numerous witness interviews, refuting claims of obstruction and stonewalling.