As the investigation into Hunter Biden’s international business ventures continues, a new development emerges this week, shedding more light on the involvement of his father, President Joe Biden, during his tenure as Vice President.
The House Oversight Committee, which has been probing Hunter Biden’s activities, anticipates testimony from his ex-business partner. This individual is expected to disclose that Hunter put his father on the phone to converse with his overseas business associates – a move that aligns with earlier revelations from 2020. Those disclosures suggested that Hunter facilitated a meeting between his father and an executive from the Ukrainian oil company, Burisma, where he served on the board earning $50,000 monthly.
The ongoing investigation by the House Oversight Committee aims to discern whether these interactions have compromised national security and the President’s impartiality. Earlier this year, the IRS reportedly proposed felony charges against Hunter for not reporting over $2 million in taxes. However, Hunter escaped felony charges, pleading guilty to lesser misdemeanors. This outcome sparked allegations from IRS whistleblowers of federal officials’ intervention to protect the Biden family.
Hunter’s ex-business partner and erstwhile best friend, Devon Archer, who may soon face incarceration over a $60 million fraud scheme, is expected to testify about the extent of Joe Biden’s involvement in Hunter’s business interactions. Archer will allegedly reveal that he witnessed Hunter involving his father in at least two dozen such phone calls.
In a somewhat provocative twist, Hunter’s phone calls with his father are described as a “go-to party trick,” with senior Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi even directly asking Hunter, “Can you ring your dad?” Tony Bobulinski, another former business associate of Hunter, also plans to testify that the former vice president would frequently participate in his son’s meetings via phone.
Bobulinski describes the lesser-known role Joe Biden played in the Biden family’s global influence as equivalent to a chairman’s role in a traditional business structure. Even attempts from Joe Biden’s team, including former Biden representative Kate Bedingfield, to prevent the senior Biden from joining calls were often unsuccessful.
Interestingly, this alleged participation took place while Joe Biden was responsible for overseeing the Obama administration’s dealings in Ukraine. Archer is expected to present his testimony this week.
The saga of the Biden family’s international affairs continues to unravel, challenging our perception of the role of political leaders in their personal business endeavors. It raises critical questions about the blurred lines between personal gain and national interest, and the importance of maintaining a clear separation between the two. This saga provides a pertinent reminder of the crucial role of transparency and accountability in safeguarding the integrity of our democracy.