Federal agency may withhold records from Hunter Biden investigators

Joe and Hunter Biden traveled together often when Joe was Vice President. Fox and CSPAN images from video.


House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., pushed forward the investigation into President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, Wednesday by calling out a federal agency that may be withholding information.

Comer put the spotlight on the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal recordkeeping agency that tipped off the Department of Justice when former President Donald Trump had allegedly held on to classified documents. Comer says NARA has held back certain information, claiming it is “personal.”

“In discussions between NARA and Committee staff regarding the Committee’s previous request for special access to Vice-Presidential records, NARA informed the Committee that certain documents in NARA’s custody would not be produced to the Committee – and, indeed, NARA would not inform the Committee of their existence – if NARA deems those records to be ‘personal records’ as defined by the PRA,” Comer said in a letter to Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan. 

Comer pushed back on that sentiment.

“However, ‘personal records’ are defined as those records ‘which do not relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of’ the Vice President,” the letter said. “The Committee has made clear that its investigation involves potential abuse by then-Vice President Biden of his official duties; it cannot be NARA that determines whether certain records ‘do not relate to or have an effect upon’ those duties.”

Comer’s letter is part of an ongoing effort to learn to what degree now President Biden was aware of and involved in his son Hunter’s business dealings. IRS whistleblowers testified that the Biden family and associates received about $20 million from entities overseas, including in Ukraine and China, via about 20 shell companies.

Long-time associate of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, has said publicly that Hunter used phone calls from his father to help secure deals.

“Joe Biden never built an ‘absolute wall’ between his family’s business dealings and his official government work – his office doors were wide open to Hunter Biden’s associates,” Comer said in a letter to Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan. “There is evidence of collusion in the efforts to spin media stories about Burisma’s corruption while Vice President Biden was publicly pushing an anti-corruption agenda in Ukraine.”

As previously reported here, Hunter Biden faces an array of legal challenges related to allegations of gun, tax and foreign influence crimes. Special Counsel David Weiss said in court filings Wednesday that Hunter could face another indictment before Sept. 19.

“Suspiciously, Hunter Biden’s associate had a media statement on Burisma approved by Vice President Biden himself the same day Hunter Biden ‘called D.C.’ for help with the government pressure facing Burisma,” the letter said. “Americans demand accountability for this abuse of government office for the benefit of the Biden family.”

Comer also has asked NARA for information on Air Force Two, which Hunter Biden allegedly used for travel in some of his dealings.


  1. Stuff like this may well push McCarthy into an Impeachment inquiry he clearly doesn’t want.

    It may be the only way to get at certain kinds of information. Impeachment inquiries carry more weight and are harder to deny.

  2. This is true fascism. Corrupt leader and party with a collection of equally corrupt government agencies to protect them. Obama planned and executed well to protect his ongoing legacy. Unfortunately Trump did not effectively clean house and Obama is enjoying his proxied third term while our nation deteriorates.

  3. This is but another example (among many!) that demonstrates the entire system is completely “RIGGED” all of which continues to solidify our distrust of everything from The Guv’ment Matrix as well as all associated, inclusive of: friends, family and/or other!!!

  4. So Congress does not have much power. This needs to be remembered when the shoe is on the other foot. This double standard law enforcing administration is clearly one sided.

      • Got anything other than “whataboutism?”
        And, my statement about democrats working against Americans remains valid. The political party that is supporting illegal immigrants over citizens is not the Republicans. The party that is pushing for censorship (dis/misinformation offices? Seriously) is not the Republicans. The party that is fighting hardest to squash any investigations into anomalies during elections is… democrats. The party that wants to disarm the average citizen is democrats. The one that wants more and tighter government control over your day to day life is not on the right side of the political aisle. The one that thinks parents should not have a say in their child’s education is to the left.
        What, if any American founding value is supported by the democrats? Can’t think of one.

  5. We need to add RICO, money-laundering, unregistered foreign agent, and treason charges. Archives? What a joke – they’ve decided to control our history and spin it left.

  6. The extent of Democrat corruption in unelected members of the Federal bureaucracy is truly breathtaking! The Democrat Party is absolutely unsalvageable at this point. One would have to be either a moron or a sociopath to support their candidates or their philosophy. The same goes for RINOS who have allowed this institutional rot to go unchecked. Yeah, that’s you Murkowski, Romney, McConnell, Graham, et al!

  7. When are y’all going to get your knickers equally knotted over Vanky and Jared’s 2 BILLION $$$$$ grift from the Saudi’s ? You should be 1000 times as upset seeing as Skanky Vanky are probably holding 1000 times as much cash for her pedo lap dance Daddy.

  8. How is it that some un-elected bureaucrat gets to unilateral decided what to release and what to keep sealed up?? They wasted no time running to the DOJ for Trump docs, but others get a pass or cover. There is no equality under the law, only partisan favoritism. I hope they are compelled to comply with the committee or be held in contempt in jail.

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