Lawmakers told President Biden’s son Hunter did connect his business Partners & Associates on multiple occasions
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Following closed-door testimony to the House Oversight & Accountability Committee earlier today. Congressman Andy Biggs said, “I think we should do an impeachment inquiry” into President Joe Biden's past activities, stating that Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Devon Archer, told the committee's lawmakers that now-President Biden’s son did connect his business partners and associates with then-Vice President Joe Biden on multiple occasions, including during the years when Joe Biden was vice president in Barack Obama’s presidency.
According to CNN, Archer (right, entering the Capitol this morning,) had been subpoenaed to appear before the House Oversight & Accountability Committee, “about meetings he witnessed that were attended by Joe Biden either in person, or via speakerphone, when Hunter would call his father and introduce him to foreign business partners or prospective investors,” reported Miranda Devine for the New York Post on Sunday.
Congressman Biggs (R-AZ,) comments were made as he reported hearing that the Biden's connection was vital to Ukrainian energy company Burisma – and that at one time had Archer and son Hunter Biden not been serving on its board, “Burisma would have gone out of business sooner if the Biden brand had not been invoked," Biggs said Archer testified.
"People would be intimidated to really mess with Burisma because of the Biden family brand," Biggs said of what he heard Archer say,
Archer was on the Ukrainian energy firm’s board with Hunter, who was paid $50,000 a month for his role.
Joe Biden has long claimed that he had no knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings, saying repeatedly since at least September 2019 that “I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their overseas business dealings.”
That statement just last week morphed into a comment from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre that, “The president was never in business with his son.”
Rep. Dan Goldman, (D-NY,) confirmed that Mr. Archer told the House Committee that Joe had been on speakerphone multiple times while his son was talking with business partners – but insisted they were talking about 'niceties' such as the weather.
Cong. Goldman – who served as lead counsel on President Donald Trump's first impeachment proceeding, and who was the only Democrat present in the room during Archer's Monday testimony – told reporters that Archer,
"indicated that Hunter spoke to his father every day, and approximately 20 times over the course of a 10 year relationship, Hunter may have put his father on the phone with any number of different people, and they never once spoke about any business dealings.'
“[Hunter Biden] would often put his father, occasionally would put his father on, to say hello to whomever he happened to be caught at dinner with,” Goldman said.
“And Mr. Archer clarified that it was sometimes people they were trying to do business with – and it was sometimes friends or other social engagements.”
“It’s extremely damning,” she told the U.K.’s Daily Mail.
Greene voiced her hope that Archer’s testimony “moves the needle” on an impeachment inquiry into the president.
New York Post writer Miranda Devine, who has covered the years-long scandal extensively, has noted that Joe Biden has maintained, “I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” since September 2019, but that that stance morphed last week into a comment from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre that “The president was never in business with his son.”
After Mr. Archer's behind closed-doors testimony, Devine has posted on social media that from what she's heard. Archer’s testimony was devastating.
Prior to Archer’s testimony, Devine wrote in the New York Post that Archer would be telling the House that on at least one occasion when Joe Biden was vice president his son connected him with executives with a Ukrainian energy company.
The Post report said that on Dec. 2, 2015, two officials with the Burisma energy company were with Archer and Hunter Biden in Dubai when one asked Hunter Biden “Can you ring your dad?”
The Post report said Hunter Biden then did so.
Congressman James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight & Accountability Committee, said that Archer’s testimony reaffirms questions about Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings, and that his comments show the president has not been truthful, but misleading in his previous denials.
“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,” Comer said, referring to testimony that Democrats have also acknowledged Archer gave.
“I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their business,” said the senior Biden while campaigning for president in August 2019.
He repeated the claim the next month when questioned by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy.
Archer is not the only one with evidence that Joe Biden was more closely involved in Hunter’s business affairs than he would like to admit.
Earlier in July, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testifgied before a House Committee that he had uncovered a WhatsApp message dating back to July 2017 in which Hunter appeared to shake down Chinese businessman Henry Zhao – in the presence of his father.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter wrote.
“Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction.”Judiciary Chairman and Oversight Committee member Jim Jordan, who was in the room for Mr. Archer's deposition, told reporters Archer had provided the committee with new information, and called the meeting "very productive."