While serving as Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden used a pseudonym to discuss a future White House hire with his son, Hunter, emails have revealed.
According to 2014 emails from Hunter’s laptop, then-Vice President Biden discussed official White House business with his son and apparently tried to hide the fact.
On June 23, 2014, Hunter emailed “Robin Ware” from his company email at Rosemont Seneca Partners.
According to the email conversation, Hunter Biden appeared to have a say in the White House’s taxpayer-funded hiring practices.
“Before you fill position pls talk to me—– J. McGrail very much wants to serve as detail fr treasury,” Hunter wrote.
A response just minutes later from the email account email@example.com reads: “Re Johnny call me right away Dad.”
According to House Republicans investigating the family’s influence-peddling, “Robin Ware” is one of several pseudonyms Biden used during his vice presidency to discuss government matters with his son.
John McGrail was serving as senior counsel at the U.S. Treasury at the time of the emails.
According to his LinkedIn profile, McGrail joined the White House as Biden’s deputy counsel two months later.
Today, McGrail is back at Treasury as a counselor to the undersecretary for domestic finance.