Hunter Biden Associate Testifies Privately Before House Panel

July 31, 2023

Devon Archer, the former business partner of the President’s son Hunter Biden, met behind closed doors with members of the House Oversight Committee Monday. 

The private meeting came as House Republicans were shifting focus toward attempting to impeach President Biden by linking him to Hunter’s business dealings.

However, Archer had reportedly already dismissed some GOP speculation ahead of the House panel’s meeting, including an attempt to link his felony conviction over charges of defrauding a Native American tribe to Hunter Biden, who was not implicated in the scheme.

Despite some Republicans, like House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY), saying the timing of Archer’s conviction strikes them as “odd,” Dave Aronberg, the Palm Beach County state attorney in Archer’s fraud case, has said, “As for the timing, I wouldn’t buy the conspiracy theories, because there’s no chance that Archer would have to report to prison before his meeting with the Congressional committee.”

And when asked last week about allegations that President Biden had communicated with Hunter’s business associates, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the President “was never in business with his son.”

Democratic lawmakers on the committee were further downplaying Archer’s testimony Monday, including Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY), a former prosecutor who served as lead counsel in former President Trump’s first impeachment trial. 

“The witness indicated that Hunter spoke to his father every day, and approximately 20 times over the course of 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,” noted Goldman after Archer’s interview.

However, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told reporters that Archer had revealed new information to the House panel, though he reportedly declined to elaborate any further. 

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