Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's longstanding business partner, testified before the House Oversight Committee and made statements that Republicans are characterising as a bombshell. Archer's testimony, according to House Republicans, verified details of a lucrative Biden family enrichment scheme based on influence peddling and exposed President Biden's lies. Democrats, however, have disregarded the testimony as unimportant. Who is being truthful? That is up to you to determine.
Democrats Say Devon Archer's Testimony Was a Dud. That's Desperate Spin, and Here's Why… https://t.co/nzKYXemhfI
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 1, 2023
Archer acknowledged that Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company, would have gone out of business without the Biden name attached to it, according to the committee's interview summary, as relayed by its Republican majority. The Bidens' involvement discouraged legal interference with Burisma. Last week, a court proceeding revealed a potential violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which led to the collapse of Hunter Biden's plea agreement. Archer affirmed that Hunter's attorneys believed that such offences would be covered by a future immunity agreement, whereas prosecutors disagreed. This created tension between the defence and DOJ attorneys. Whether or not an agreement was reached, the transaction fell through.
Devon Archer testified that the value of adding Hunter Biden to Burisma’s board was “the brand” and confirmed that then-Vice President Joe Biden was “the brand” and that the 20 phone calls were to sell “the brand.”
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 31, 2023
Hunter Biden, along with Zlochevsky and Pozharski, “called D.C.” to discuss the matter. Biden, Zlochevsky, and Pozharski stepped away to make the call. This raises concerns that Hunter Biden was in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 31, 2023
Asked how Biden is "navigating conflicts of interest when it comes to sanctioning people who have done business with his family," Jen Psaki says she "has no more further details."
Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Russian billionaire Elena Baturina in 2014. pic.twitter.com/tLmCQZRWzC
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 18, 2022
And there is literally video evidence of Biden bragging about threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor investigating Burisma pic.twitter.com/E84PY2KL85 https://t.co/l0hgZuFDCt
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 31, 2023
…Joe Biden repeatedly said he didn’t talk with or about Hunter’s business associates https://t.co/Yy2oB7gmeR
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 31, 2023
Folks, just look at this sentence from the NYT: pic.twitter.com/5INh22nmGB
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 1, 2023
Hunter Biden put Joe Biden on the phone with his business partners over 20 times to say hello.
And talk about the weather.
— Will Cain (@willcain) July 31, 2023
During the interview, Archer confirmed that Hunter Biden referred to Joe Biden as'my man' and that Joe Biden attended multiple in-person meetings with Hunter's foreign business associates. These meetings included a dinner with a French energy company in Paris and a dinner with the CEO of BHR in China. Joe Biden even penned a letter of recommendation for the daughter of BHR's CEO, Jonathan Li. In 2014, Joe Biden attended a business dinner with Hunter and his associates, where the widow of the former mayor of Moscow, Russian oligarch Elena Baturina, was also present. Interestingly, Baturina is not included in the Biden administration's public sanctions. These connections cast doubt on Joe Biden's previous assertions that he was unaware of his son's business dealings.
Archer's testimony also reveals the dismissal of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating Burisma, which is an important revelation. Despite his lack of pertinent experience, the top executives at Burisma paid Hunter Biden a million dollars annually. Archer stated that they exerted consistent pressure on Hunter to obtain assistance from Washington, D.C. in relation to the prosecutor. Eventually, a contact was made to Washington, D.C., to seek the desired assistance, and it is believed that this call was made to Joe Biden, who was serving as vice president at the time. In short order, $1 billion in U.S. taxpayer aid to the Ukrainian government was made contingent on the dismissal of the prosecutor, which did occur. Joe Biden boasted publicly about this.
The testimony of Devon Archer appears consistent with the claims made by an FBI confidential informant in the FD-1023 memo. Archer has corroborated the information provided by the informant regarding the pressure on the Ukrainian prosecutor, the true purpose of Hunter's employment at Burisma, and the fateful phone call. The memo also alleged that father and son Biden received $10 million in bribes as a consequence of the prosecutor's termination. Archer's testimony has strengthened the credibility of the FBI source and the accusations in the memo, despite the fact that he did not affirm this claim.
This testimony may be deemed insignificant by Democrats, but it raises serious concerns about Joe Biden's knowledge and involvement in his son's international business dealings. Notably, career IRS investigators-turned-whistleblowers testified that they were prohibited from asking Joe Biden-related questions, which raises the issue of whether there is a deliberate lack of evidence due to Democrats forbidding the collection of evidence.
Numerous interactions with Hunter Biden's business associates and partners contradict Joe Biden's repeated denials that he and his son or anyone else discussed international business transactions. The White House's attempts to spin and claim that Republican narratives have been discredited amount to gaslighting. If the conversations between Joe Biden and Hunter's associates were genuinely about trivial topics such as the weather, then how did Joe Biden's intervention result in the dismissal of the Ukrainian prosecutor?
The testimony of Devon Archer may not be a smoking gun, but it undermines Joe Biden's credibility and reveals his falsehoods. The desperation with which the Democrats attempt to minimise the significance of this testimony reveals their own smoke and mirrors tactics. Continue to search for the truth.