Devon Archer, a former business associate and friend of Hunter Biden, provided testimony before the House Oversight Committee regarding actions involving the Biden family and Burisma Holdings in Ukraine.
Archer testified that Hunter Biden and top Burisma executives made calls to individuals in Washington, D.C., in 2015 to seek help in firing the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the company for corruption. During their discussions, Hunter put his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, on speakerphone at least 20 times, using Joe Biden’s influence to promote their business interests. Archer was also a member of Burisma’s board of directors at that time.
He recounted a specific incident in December 2015, involving Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky and executive Vadym Pozharski. According to Archer’s testimony, they persistently pressured Hunter Biden to seek assistance from D.C. to remove the Ukrainian prosecutor. Subsequently, a call was made to discuss the matter, with Joe Biden allegedly stepping away to take the call.
Notably, in December 2015, during a speech in Ukraine, Joe Biden advocated for fixing the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, which coincided with the discussions at Burisma.
Archer’s testimony is a crucial aspect of the ongoing investigation related to the Biden family’s foreign business dealings. Recently, an FBI-generated FD-1023 form surfaced, containing allegations that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden coerced Burisma’s CEO into paying them millions to facilitate the prosecutor’s dismissal.
The Biden camp has defended Joe Biden’s involvement in pressuring Ukraine to fire the prosecutor, stating that it was part of a broader U.S. and international effort to address corruption concerns. They assert that Biden’s actions were not motivated by his son’s position on Burisma’s board.
The House Oversight Committee continues its investigation into the alleged foreign business schemes involving the Biden family, with Republicans pointing to evidence suggesting attempts to peddle influence and conceal financial transactions.
After Archer’s testimony, the White House released a statement emphasizing that the witness did not indicate any wrongdoing by President Biden regarding business discussions with his son or associates.
Devon Archer’s testimony comes amidst his legal troubles, as he was previously sentenced to prison for defrauding a Native American tribal entity and investment advisory clients.
The investigation into these matters remains ongoing, with the House Oversight Committee striving to gather evidence and reach a conclusion on the alleged actions of the Biden family in relation to foreign business dealings.