Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners exchanged more than 1,000 emails with Joe Biden’s office during his tenure as vice president — and hundreds remain hidden because of leadership privileges asserted by the White House, according to documents released by the National Archives.
The 861 emails relating to Rosemont Seneca were said to have been sent or received by the Vice President’s office between January 2011 and December 2013 America First Legalwhich received the news from the National Archives and Records Administration and released it on Wednesday.
The White House declined to release 200 emails that referred to Hunter Biden’s company, citing managerial privilege.
“A release would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisers, or between such advisers,” NARA told America First Legal in response to its filing request.
Hunter Biden and his business associates frequently used their direct communications link with the vice president’s office to gain access to the Obama White House, the abundance of emails shows.
White House guest lists, seat assignments and guest biographies for various official events including the 2012 UK State Dinner, the 2013 Turkey State Dinner and the 2014 France State Dinner were made available to Rosemont Seneca staff.
One email contains an invitation forwarded to the White House for then-Vice President Joe Biden to attend an event at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and another invites then-Second Lady Jill Biden to participate in a World Food Program campaign.
The NARA document dump also shows invitations from the White House to several events that Hunter Biden presumably attended or for which he requested guest tickets.
In a frantic December 2013 email, lobbyist Doug Davenport asked Hunter Biden’s former business partner Eric Schwerin for last-minute tickets to the White House Christmas tour, suggesting that Rosemont was aware of Seneca’s access to the Executive Mansion.
“Hey guys…I’m in a bad spot,” Davenport’s email begins. “I’ve got a guy from Apple who’s dying to take his four co-workers on a REGULAR WH tour…check out the tree etc…this Friday.”
“I know it’s A LOT on short notice, but I owe you my life if you could tell me how to get some tickets to a public tour for this Friday?” Or am I just completely wrong???” he added.
Schwerin then instructs a Rosemont Seneca employee to “check with our friends over there,” telling Davenport that the only way to make the request is to get them “to the front of the line.”
Rosemont Seneca then contacts Joe Biden’s office and is able to pass through Davenport’s last-minute request as a “great favor for Hunter,” the email reads.
“These records provide yet further evidence that there was no daylight between Hunter Biden’s foreign operations and the office of vice president during the Obama administration,” Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel of America First Legal, said in a statement.
“The evidence mounting against the wrongdoing of the Biden family is staggering. We will continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together and bring the truth to the American people,” he added.
America First Legal, a group founded by Stephen Miller, a former senior adviser to President Donald Trump, obtained the documents from the national archives in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over records dating back to Joe Biden’s time as Vice President.