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Breaking: Joe Biden Joined Hunter’s Meetings with Foreign Business Associates over 20 Times, Devon Archer Says
Then-vice president Joe Biden joined Hunter Biden’s business meetings via phone or in person at least 20 times and was sold by his son as “the brand” in overseas business dealings, the younger Biden’s business associate told the House Oversight Committee in closed-door testimony on Monday.
House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer said in a statement Monday that testimony from Devon Archer “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.”
Archer worked with Hunter Biden on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings beginning in 2014. The pair went on to found the investment firm Rosemont Seneca together, where Archer served as managing director.
“Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his son sold around the world to enrich the Biden family,” Comer adds. “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. When Burisma’s owner faced pressure from the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company for corruption, Archer testified that Burisma executives asked Hunter to ‘call D.C.’ after a Burisma board meeting in Dubai.”
Archer testified that then-vice president Biden joined Hunter Biden’s business meetings via phone with a French energy company and with Jonathan Li, the CEO of BHR in China. Archer said then-vice president Biden also had coffee with Li in Beijing and even wrote a college letter of recommendation for Li’s daughter.
He told the committee that Hunter Biden’s value on Burisma’s board was “the brand.” Archer said then-vice president Biden was “the brand.”
“Burisma would have gone out of business if ‘the brand’ had not been attached to it,” Archer said, according to the committee.
He testified that the Biden brand helped the company partly because people would have been intimidated to mess with Burisma legally because of the Bidens.
Archer told the committee that the owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, and an executive, Vadym Pozharski, pressured the younger Biden to get help from D.C. with Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company for corruption at the time. Hunter Biden and the two Burisma executives “called D.C.” to discuss the matter, according to Archer.
The committee says the testimony “raises concerns that Hunter Biden was in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.”
Then-vice president Biden also attended a business dinner with Hunter Biden in the spring of 2014 with his associates at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., according to the testimony. Elena Baturina, a Russian oligarch who is the widow of the former mayor of Moscow, was in attendance.
“Notably, the Biden Administration’s public sanctions list for Russian oligarchs does not contain Baturina,” the committee notes.
“Why did Joe Biden lie to the American people about his family’s business dealings and his involvement?” Comer said in a statement. “It begs the question of what else he is hiding from the American people.”