According to a recent report, Devon Archer, the ex-business partner of Hunter Biden, testified that Washington, D.C., became a key player in a Ukrainian energy firm’s attempts to quash an investigation by a Ukrainian prosecutor. Archer’s testimony revealed that Hunter Biden, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings alongside Archer, supposedly used his “D.C. connections” in 2015 to coax the Obama administration into pressuring Ukraine to dismiss Prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
Joe Biden himself narrated a story in 2018 of how he managed to oust the prosecutor during a 2016 meeting with Ukrainian officials. “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” he recollected saying. The money in question was U.S. aid to Ukraine.
In his testimony, Archer went on to share that Hunter Biden utilized his father’s influence, often putting him on the phone, to sell what he called “the brand.” Archer also alleged that Burisma officials were continually urging Hunter Biden to seek assistance from D.C. to deflect Shokin’s investigation.
In December 2015, a call to D.C. was made following a board meeting in Dubai, involving Hunter Biden and Burisma officials. It remains unclear who the Washington recipient of the call was. Shortly after this call, then-Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech in Ukraine stressing the need to reform the office of the Ukrainian prosecutor.
“This is the most revealing aspect of Archer’s testimony and maybe the most important in our entire investigation so far,” stated House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan.
James Comer, the House Oversight Committee Chairman, asserted that Archer’s testimony “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.”
The Oversight Committee will continue to track the Bidens’ financial transactions and conduct witness interviews to discern whether foreign entities specifically targeted the Bidens and if the current administration is compromised and corrupt.
Apart from the Burisma narrative, Archer’s testimony hinted at further connections. One call allegedly linked Joe Biden to Jonathan Li, CEO of BHR, a company established by Hunter Biden and his Chinese associates. Archer also noted that a business dinner in Washington, D.C., in 2014 was attended by then-Vice President Biden, his son Hunter, and Elena Baturina, a Russian oligarch and widow of the former mayor of Moscow. Intriguingly, Baturina is not included in the Biden Administration’s public sanctions list for Russian oligarchs.
These revelations raise serious questions about the Biden family’s business dealings and potential conflicts of interest, particularly during Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president. This unfolding story serves as a reminder that transparency and accountability are not just principles, but necessities for maintaining the integrity of our political system.