The National Archives and Records Administration recently admitted that it is in possession of nearly 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents that potentially show President Biden using pseudonyms during his vice presidency…but it is effectively refusing to release them. NARA confirmed the existence of the vast quantity of sender-disguised emails in response to a June 2022 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a nonprofit constitutional legal group. The request sought emails pertaining to the accounts of Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware — all pseudonyms the now 80-year-old president was known to use in the White House during his time as vice-president under President Barack Obama.
Why do folks usually try to send anonymous emails, or missives using an assumed name? Perhaps to keep themselves separated from information-- or actions-- they don’t wish others to know they possessed-- or undertook? Plausible deniability? Surely a Biden wouldn’t involve himself in any kind of nefarious activity, right?
One wonders if an email such as this was part of the trove:
“Note: Dear NARA, DO NOT comply with the Southeastern Legal Foundation’s FOIA request! (They are a bunch off biased jerks, not like the wonderful folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center.) There will be hell to pay if you do!”
Robert L. Peters