Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business associate, and friend recently told Congress that Burisma Holdings pressured Hunter in December 2015 to negotiate with a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the energy firm for corruption.
Archer served with Hunter on the board of Burisma.
According to Archer, Hunter was added to Burisma’s board in 2014 because his family’s “brand” was valuable to the company at a time when it was facing allegations of corruption from the U.S., U.K., and Ukraine’s prosecutor general office.
“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 brought the most value to ‘the brand,'” the committee said in a statement issued by Chairman James Comer. “Archer also stated that Burisma would have gone under if not for ‘the brand,’” lawmakers said.
🚨And there it is
Devon Archer has testified under oath that Burisma pressured Hunter & Joe to shut down Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian Prosecutor investigating Burisma
And Joe used a $1 billion loan from US tax dollars as leverage to do so
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) July 31, 2023
Archer also testified that President Joe Biden was not directly involved in business calls, instead he “was put on the phone to sell ‘the brand.’”
After Archer’s testimony, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) accused the president of lying to the American public over his involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings.
“Devon Archer’s testimony today confirms Joe Biden lied to the American people when he said he had no knowledge about his son’s business dealings and was not involved. Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his son sold around the world to enrich the Biden family.,” Comer said.
“When Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States, he joined Hunter Biden’s dinners with his foreign business associates in person or by speakerphone over 20 times,” he added.
“Why did Joe Biden lie to the American people about his family’s business dealings and his involvement? It begs the question what else he is hiding from the American people,” he inquired.
After Archer’s testimony, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) told reporters that Archer recalled Hunter speaking with his father “every day” on the phone.
“He approximated that about 20 times over the course of his 10-year business relationship that he had with Hunter Biden, which would be about twice a year, that Hunter would put his father on speakerphone with whomever was at dinner — and there was no indication that he had any idea who was at dinner with them,” Goldman said.