During his vice presidency, Joe Biden’s office emailed back and forth with Hunter Biden’s investment management firm, Rosemont Seneca, more than 19,000 times, according to the National Archives and Records Administration.

House Republicans argue these emails raise questions about President Biden’s involvement in his family’s businesses.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Biden has lied to Americans about the existence of an “‘absolute wall’ between his official government duties and his personal life,” in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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While campaigning for the presidency in 2020, President Biden said he never discussed business with his son or brother and pledged to separate the two parts of his life.

Rep. Russell Fry, R-S.C., who serves on the Judiciary Committee and Oversight Committee, said, “Were these emails from then-VP Biden’s office to Hunter, Jim Biden and their business associates about the weather too?”

America First Legal Foundation, a conservative legal advocacy group headed by Stephen Miller, who previously served as a White House policy adviser under the Trump administration, filed a Freedom of Information request on Aug. 9, 2022. In response to the request, the National Archives identified a trove of emails, including more than 5,000 emails to and from Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden and his investment firm Rosemont Seneca

The House Oversight Committee has linked Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca to foreign entities in Kazakhstan and Russia.

Bank records show that the Rosemont Seneca received $142,300 from Kenes Rakishev, a Kazakhstani oligarch, who wired the amount from his Singapore account in April 2022, according to the committee’s findings.

The same month, this money was transferred to a car dealership, where Hunter Biden bought a vehicle.

The Oversight Committee found another such transaction from February 2014, when the late Yelena Baturina, a Russian oligarch, wired Rosemont Seneca $3.5 million.

“On March 11, 2014, the wire was split up: $750,000 was transferred to Devon Archer, and the remainder was sent to Rosemont Seneca Bohai, a company Devon Archer and Hunter Biden split equally,” according to the Oversight Committee.

In the spring of the same year, Baturina shared a meal with Hunter Biden and the then-vice president at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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Archer, Hunter Biden’s business partner, said, “President Biden was not involved in his son’s business,” during a closed-door testimony to a congressional committee.

But Archer also allegedly said President Biden was on speakerphone during Hunter Biden’s meetings with clients, as the Deseret News previously reported.

“I don’t know if it was an orchestrated call-in or not. It certainly was powerful, though, because if you’re sitting with a foreign businessperson, and you hear the vice president’s voice, that’s prized enough,” he said in an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, adding that Hunter Biden’s access was “the pinnacle of power in D.C.” and in hindsight, “an abuse of soft power.”

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President’s brother James Biden and Lion Group Hall firm

America First Legal Foundation also requested emails between the then-vice president and his brother.

Roughly 1,700 emails were exchanged between President Biden and James Biden and more than 3,700 with James Biden’s firm, Lion Hall Group, the National Archives said.

James Biden’s firm received thousands of dollars from Hudson West III, a company operated by Chinese nationals, according to the Oversight Committee.

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Both business entities are central to the House investigation and the records request, but the National Archives said because of the size of the request, it won’t be able to complete it until Aug. 1, 2029.

What’s next in the Biden family investigation?

It’s worth noting that in September, Comer sent a letter to the Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan, asking for “unrestricted access” to records relevant to the committee's investigation into the Biden family.

Despite the fact that GOP representatives don’t have a speaker after ousting Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans are moving forward with the impeachment inquiry into President Biden.

Fox News reported that a House Oversight Committee spokesperson said the committee will continue reviewing records before taking action in the coming days.

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