Hunter Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca, exchanged more than 1,000 emails with the office of his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, according to a recently declassified batch of Obama-era White House communications.
The documents were disclosed in response to a lawsuit filed by the conservative law firm America First Legal, which requested a vast array of records from Biden's tenure as vice president during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017, as Fox News reported.
The most recent tranche demonstrates that Hunter's private business dealings and his father's work were frequently intertwined.
Potential Legal Implications
"These records provide even more evidence that no daylight existed between Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings and the Office of the Vice President during the Obama Administration," Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel of America First Legal, said in a statement.
"The evidence accumulating against the Biden family’s malfeasance is staggering," Hamilton went on before saying, "We will continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together and expose the truth to the American people."
The emails disclose, according to America First Legal, that Hunter reportedly held significant authority within his father's office during the Obama administration.
According to the firm, he was able to direct correspondence, arrange guest lists for state dinners and receptions, and invite individuals into the White House.
Example of Intermingling
America First Legal cited email exchanges demonstrating Hunter's participation and awareness of scheduling plans for a January 2011 China state luncheon, a June 2011 arrival ceremony for Germany's chancellor, a March 2012 U.K. state dinner, a May 2013 Turkey state luncheon, and a 2014 France state dinner.
In addition, Hunter frequently consulted with officials from the Office of the Vice President, and his business associates at Rosemont Seneca frequently organized White House tours and visits for guests.
The revelation that Hunter's private business activity appears to have intersected with his father's vice presidency follows Biden's repeated assertions that he was unaware of his son's business dealings.
"First of all, I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their business, period," Biden said in August 2019.
"There wasn't any hint of scandal at all when we were there. It was the same kind of strict, strict rules. That's why I never talk with my son or my brother or anyone else, even distant family about their business interest, period," he went on.
Biden told Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy a month later, "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings. You should be looking at Trump. Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum. . . . Everybody’s looked at it and said there’s nothing there. Ask the right question."