CNN asserted on Monday that the testimony given to Congress earlier in the day by Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, affirmed that Hunter was peddling the “illusion” of access to his father to overseas business partners. While the claim was obviously made to provide cover for Joe Biden, it shakes the image of seeming innocence that has been carefully maintained around the elder Biden.
The report alleged that Hunter Biden held multiple meetings with his business associates, often patching his father in via speakerphone. These meetings were presented as casual, with Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-NY) claiming the conversations were “niceties” – discussing “the weather or whatever,” but certainly not business.
JUST NOW: Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman tries arguing that Joe Biden had no clue who he was having business conversations with & the conversations somehow had to do with Beau Biden’s death.
Goldman is giving Adam Schiff a run for his money 🤡
This is the same man who tried arguing… pic.twitter.com/GTY6nR6ok7
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 1, 2023
Goldman further argued that the increase in communication between father and son was tied to the illness and subsequent passing of Beau Biden, Hunter’s brother. Critics have responded with disbelief, questioning the plausibility of a sitting vice president being dialed into business calls solely to discuss personal matters.
Devon Archer’s testimony confirms Joe Biden 𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐃 when he said he had no knowledge about his son’s business dealings and was not involved.
Joe Biden was 'the brand' & he joined Hunter's dinners with his foreign associates in person or by phone over 20 times.👇 pic.twitter.com/JETKrAc5WU
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) July 31, 2023
Conversely, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) interpreted Archer’s testimony as revealing unsettling truths about the Biden business empire. Comer asserted that Archer’s statements confirmed that “Joe Biden lied to the American people” when claiming ignorance of his son’s business dealings. Comer insisted that “Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his son sold around the world,” arguing that the attachment of Biden’s name was crucial to Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company where Hunter served on the board.
Despite Rep. Goldman’s assertions of innocence, skeptics question the authenticity of his claim, particularly in light of recent revelations. As Archer recalled, Burisma executives pressured Hunter Biden to elicit aid from Washington, D.C., concerning investigations into the company’s internal corruption. Yet, the Biden administration has persistently insisted that the elder Biden “was never in business with his son.”
Biden wasn’t aware Hunter was selling his influence because he was sad that his eldest son was dying. pic.twitter.com/EFMWdA8tyk
— @amuse (@amuse) August 1, 2023
The public scrutiny isn’t merely over Hunter’s involvement with Burisma. The leaked emails from Hunter’s abandoned laptop indicate that Hunter and Devon Archer secured a multimillion-dollar deal with a Chinese businessman, Che Feng. Feng’s fondness for Hunter was allegedly due to his last name and the attractive company he kept. If Hunter’s claim is accurate, this adds further weight to Comer’s assertion that Hunter was leveraging his father’s “brand.”
The question stands: was Hunter Biden merely selling an ‘illusion’ of access to his father, or was there a more substantive and worrisome connection? One thing is clear – the public deserves a comprehensive, transparent examination of these matters to quell any lingering doubts or to confirm the worst suspicions. Wherever the facts lead, Americans deserve and must demand the complete truth.