The concerns over the use of a private e-mail server could represent a conflict of interest and the services are also more prone to hacking than secured government accounts.
Biden is said to have used various pseudonyms including ‘Robin Ware,’ ‘Robert L. Peters’ and ‘JRB ware’.
While he was Vice President, Joe Biden would frequently use private email addresses, Hunter Biden’s laptop shows with many of the government emails forwarded to him
Burisma adviser Vadym Pozharskyi (pictured) paid Hunter Biden $83,333 a month to sit on its board
For at least four weeks in 2016, a worker in the Office of the Vice President, John Flynn, would send Biden his daily schedule to his private email address, [email protected] while copying in Hunter, according to Fox News.
There were 10 such e-mails which were copied to Hunter between May 18 and June 15, 2016.
The Robert Peters e-mail address used a @pci.gov domain. The service had been labeled as problematic by the DNS Institute’s Domain Name System security report in 2020.
One email from Flynn to being sent to Joe, a.k.a Robert Peters, from May 2016 which was also cc’d to Hunter schedules ‘8.45am prep for 9am phonecall with Pres Poroshenko’ who was the Ukrainian president.
At the time, Hunter was being paid $83,333 a month to sit on the board of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd.
He had started working for Burisma in 2014 and finally departed two months after his father left the office of vice president.
Just months earlier, in December 2015, Biden had threatened Poroshenko that he would withhold $1 billion in US aid unless he fired Ukraine’s top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky.
Shokin was widely accused of corruption and removed from office in March 2016.
Emails obtained by Hunter Biden’s laptop show Joe Biden would use three pseudonyms: ‘Robin Ware,’ ‘Robert L. Peters’ and ‘JRB ware’ when emailing his two sons, Hunter, left and Beau, right. They are pictured at Obama’s Inaugural Parade in January 2009
State Department officials are said to have attempted to raise concerns with directly with Biden about Hunter’s involvement with Burisma but the complaints were rebuffed.
Another forwarded email from Joe Biden using one of his alias private emails, [email protected], saw him write to both Hunter and his brother Beau, who was the Delaware attorney general, on March 26, 2012.
The forwarded e-mail was from Deputy Secretary of State (and now current Secretary of State) Antony Blinken.
The email was from the US Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft: ‘Beau visited Kyev [Ukraine] on the Friday and gave a talk on corruption at the Hyatt . . . then attended reception at the residence where he met many young Ukrainian lawyers. We received many compliments on his presentation and for simply a frank discussion of a problem that still bedevils this country.’
Hunter started working for Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas company, in 2014.
He earned $83,333-a-month from Burisma until two months after Joe left office.
In the years that followed the emails, Hunter became addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol. Photos like this one were found on the same laptop as the emails
Before Joe left office, he was referred to as ‘the big guy’ and described in an email from a Ukrainian executive at Burisma which suggested he’d gotten access to him through Hunter.
It raised serious questions because the executive was also being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor who was ousted after Joe leveraged $1billion in American aide money to get him out.
Joe has in the past denied ever offering access to him or the White House to any of Hunter’s business associates.
The laptop purportedly once owned by the president’s son has produced a series of revelations about Hunter Biden’s convoluted family sagas and international business deals.
DailyMail.com consulted computer forensics experts who vouched for its authenticity. The New York Post reported on some of its email contents weeks before the election, reporting that it was dropped off at a Delaware repair shop in 2019 and never picked up.
This month DailyMail.com revealed Hunter arranged White House and vice presidential residence meetings with his father for two Mexican billionaires with whom he was planning multi-million-dollar business ventures – and that Joe took Hunter and his business partner on Air Force 2 to Mexico amid those deals.
And last month DailyMail.com revealed that former FBI director Louis Freeh, who represented a criminal Romanian property tycoon alongside Hunter, spoke with Joe while the VP was still in office about Joe Biden joining his consultancy firm in 2017.
The White House has not responded to DailyMail.com’s questions about any of the incidents.
As vice president, Biden was obliged to preserve all emails involving his government work.
‘The Presidential Records Act required Joe Biden to make sure that any of his gmail account e-mails, including these e-mails to Hunter Biden, were forwarded to a government account so they could properly be handled by the National Archives,’ Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Just the News.
Joe Biden’s use of private e-mail addresses has parallels with Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server scandal.
Hillary Clinton faced a year-long probe over thousands of classified documents found on a private email server she kept in her home while she was secretary of state
Clinton faced a year-long probe over thousands of classified documents found on a private email server she kept in her home while she was secretary of state.
Despite the discovery of more than 2,000 documents that American intelligence agencies had to redact – because they were classified – before releasing Clinton’s emails to the public, the former diplomat has insisted she never sent or received emails containing materials ‘marked classified’ at the time.
Clinton and her team have long maintained she used a home email server out of convenience and that they made efforts to honor record-keeping laws by forwarding information to official government accounts.
She also said she inked an agreement upon taking office in 2009 that acknowledged she was responsible for recognizing classified material even if it lacked markings.
Scrutiny of Clinton’s email practices, which Republicans condemned and which she ultimately apologized for, proved to be a major obstacle in her 2016 presidential loss to President Donald Trump.
AUTHENTICATING HUNTER’S LAPTOP
DailyMail.com commissioned cyber forensics experts at Maryman & Associates to examine the hard drive to determine its authenticity.
The firm’s founder, Brad Maryman, was a 29-year veteran of the FBI, served as a Chief Information Security Officer and founded the bureau’s cyber forensics unit. His partner, Dr. Joseph Greenfield, is an associate professor at the University of Southern California and helped write their degree program in intelligence and cyber operations.
After an extensive analysis of the hard drive, Greenfield and Maryman produced a report for DailyMail.com detailing their findings.
Using the same forensic tools as federal and state law enforcement in criminal investigations, they found a total of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails and more than 2,000 photos.
– They found emails for multiple accounts on the laptop dating back to 2009, and other data which ‘appears to be related to Mr. Biden’ between 2016 and 2019.
– The report’s findings were consistent with the known timeline for the hard drive. A Wilmington, Delaware computer store work order with Hunter’s signature shows he left his 2017 MacBook Pro laptop there on April 12, 2019.
– The Maryman & Associates report said the original ‘Macintosh HD’ drive was created on March 28, 2018
– Hunter’s iCloud email address was added to the laptop’s system on October 21 2018, as well as his work email at his firm Rosemont Seneca on February 2 2019.
– The same day, a Gmail address he used to log onto sex cam sites, and another personal Gmail address belonging to Hunter, were also added.
– Beau Biden’s old Gmail account was added on February 7 2019.
– Emails addressed to Hunter’s various email addresses dating from December 2009 to December 2020 were found on the system.
– An iPad with the name ‘Hunter’s iPad’ and three email addresses associated with the Biden family was backed up on the laptop and on iCloud in January 2019 and again a month later.
– Greenfield found 818 call logs in this iPad backup with timestamps from June 2016 to February 2019.
– There were 8,942 entries in the iPad’s contacts book, created between April 2016 and January 2019.
– In February 2019 an iPhone XS was also synced with the laptop. Its serial number was consistent with the timestamps of the data on the phone.
In conclusion, ‘The operating system timestamps appear to be authentic, and no evidence was found to suggest that the timestamps or data were altered or manufactured,’ the report said. ‘No indications were found that would suggest the data was manufactured.’