Report: Joe Biden used private email to send government info to Hunter

By Bob Unruh

Joe Biden, right, and Barack Obama (Pixabay)

An investigative report by Just the News, which has obtained copies of emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop that was abandoned at a repair shop, says Joe Biden used a private email to send government details to his son.

The situation recalls Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state for Barack Obama, and the resulting scandal over her posting of national secrets on that unsecure server and her decision not to turn over all emails for government archiving, as the law requires.

Just the News called Joe Biden’s setup “a communications backdoor reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s infamous private server.”

It explained Joe Biden, as vice president during Obama’s years, “used a personal email account … to send information he was getting from the State Department as vice president to his globetrotting, foreign-deal-making son Hunter Biden.”

Hunter Biden, in fact, has developed into the scandal that keeps on giving for Joe Biden, with Hunter’s penchant for money, international business deals and more. He reportedly took trips on Air Force Two, with his father the vice president, to work on business deals in China, Mexico and more.

Just the News explained some of the emails from the email account [email protected] found in Hunter Biden’s computer were signed “Dad.”

Some were “deeply personal” and others were “political in nature,” the report explained.

“Still others clearly addressed business matters, often forwarding information coming from senior officials in the White House, the State Department and other government agencies,” the report said.

That’s despite Joe Biden’s public claims that he never discussed Hunter Biden’s business deals with his son.

The report explained how in November 2014 the U.S. embassy in Istanbul notified the State Department that American Martin O’Connor was about to be released from detention in Turkey.

The message included plans for O’Connor eventually to leave the country.

The message went to the vice president’s office, from where it was forwarded to Joe Biden’s private email.

“The vice president then sent it to his son Hunter Biden with the subject line ‘Fwd: Mr. O’Connor Being Released from Detention today,'” the report said.

A former Obama administration official who was not identified by Just the News reported officials in the administration then knew the private email for Joe Biden, and used it periodically.

“Beyond establishing that Joe Biden sent government information to his son, the existence of the private email address also raises questions of federal law, as Hillary Clinton’s email server showed. Biden had an obligation to preserve any emails involving his government work under federal records law, even if he used a private email address,” Just the News explained.

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton pointed out in the report that the Presidential Records Act demands that Joe Biden “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.”

Fitten, whose organization fought a court battle trying to obtain permission to question Hillary Clinton about her emails, noted, “No wonder the Obama White House wanted to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of [her] email shell game!”

Other emails show Hunter Biden wanted to have input on those appointed to federal positions in the Treasury Department, telling Joe Biden, “Before you fill the positions, pls talk to me.”

The Western Journal, in fact, reported that whatever ends up being discovered more about Clinton’s email stunt, she likely won’t have to testify herself about it.

The report noted the Supreme Court recently declined to have her deposed in a lawsuit by Fitton’s organization, Judicial Watch.

The organization wanted to question Clinton for an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit requesting her emails regarding the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Western Journal documented: “Clinton claimed it was only for personal correspondence and the 30,000 emails that were deleted from the server weren’t of importance. She also said that no classified information had been transmitted through the server. Those stories began to crumble rapidly, and in January 2016, Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III confirmed that emails marked classified — including those marked ‘top secret,’ the highest level of classification — were found on the server.”

An investigation into the Clinton email scandal actually was reopened only days before the 2016 presidential election, when she lost to Donald Trump.

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