On Monday, Representative Dan Goldman (D-NY) appeared to admit that President Joe Biden had regular conversations with his son Hunter Biden’s business associates. The admission came after the testimony of Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former best friend and business partner.
During the proceedings, Goldman seemed flustered when asked if this contradicted the President’s previous statement that he had never spoken to any of Hunter Biden’s business associates. “I don’t know what his comment is and if we’re gonna… Well, I don’t think that’s what he said. He never said that he has never spoken to anyone. He said that he had nothing to do with Hunter Biden’s business dealings,” Goldman responded.
Goldman further argued that it was not unusual for a father to interact with his son’s associates. He stated, “If he says hello to someone that he sees his son with, is he supposed to say, hi, son? No, I’m not going to say hello to the other people at the table or the other people on the phone. It’s kind of a preposterous premise to think that a father should not say hello to people that the son is at dinner with.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also commented on the matter after Archer’s testimony, reminding Americans that Archer was asked by Hunter why appointees from the Obama-Biden Administration arrested him. Hunter’s response was, “It’s democracy…every president’s family is held to a higher standard…it’s the price of being the most powerful group of people in the world…the unfairness to us allows for the greater good.”
Hunter continued, “Every great family is persecuted in the US – you are part of a great family – not a sideshow not deserted by them even in your darkest moments. That’s the way Bidens are different and you are a Biden. It’s the price of power. And the people questioning you truly have none whereas you do through perseverance and poise.”
It’s clear Hunter Biden was aware of the influence his family name carried and how it could shield him and his associates from the scales of justice.
Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former best friend and business associate, asked Hunter why appointees from the Obama/Biden Admin arrested him.
Hunter explained, “It’s democracy…every presidents family is held to a higher standard…it’s the price of being the most powerful group… pic.twitter.com/K5PFVKLbHm
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 31, 2023
During Monday’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Archer, Hunter Biden’s former friend and business partner, claimed that President Biden had spoken to his son’s business partners approximately 20 times. This revelation has sparked controversy, as it appears to contradict previous statements made by the President.
According to Archer, these conversations were casual, with the President and Hunter’s business partners exchanging ‘niceties’ like discussing the weather. However, Republicans have a different interpretation of Archer’s account. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an Oversight member, told DailyMail that Archer testified that “the Bidens were in the actual business of influence peddling.” She claimed that the 20 phone conversations Archer referred to were directly about business deals.
Archer’s testimony has been described as “extremely damning” by Greene. She believes that this could be the turning point in the potential Biden impeachment inquiry. Judiciary Chairman and Oversight member Jim Jordan, who was present during the deposition, stated that Archer had provided the committee with new information and called the meeting “very productive.”
Archer’s testimony also revealed that “Burisma would have gone out of business sooner if the Biden brand had not been invoked. People would be intimidated to really mess with Burisma because of the Biden family brand.” This statement has raised further questions about the Biden family’s involvement in Hunter’s foreign business deals.
Archer’s testimony comes at a critical time, as he is set to serve a prison sentence for defrauding a Native American tribal entity and various investment advisory clients of tens of millions of dollars. Despite his legal troubles, Archer appeared relaxed during his testimony, which lasted for four to five hours behind closed doors.
🚨 BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer testified that VP Joe Biden was put on speakerphone 20+ times to “sell the brand” in business discussions pic.twitter.com/uwtgXcJPfZ
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 31, 2023