In 2018, Hunter Biden exchanged text messages with his longtime friend and business partner, Devon Archer, expressing excitement after Archer’s conviction was thrown out by a judge. The text exchange revealed Hunter’s assertion that they would have the “last laugh” after the ruling.
Archer, who is set to testify before the House Oversight Committee on his business dealings with Hunter and alleged interactions with President Biden, informed Hunter about the positive development in his case. Hunter expressed relief and support, calling the situation a “living hell” and advising Archer to move forward.
During the conversation, Hunter referred to the Department of Justice as m-[expletive] and confidently stated that they would indeed have the last laugh. The judge’s ruling in 2018 indicated a lack of evidence showing that Archer knew about fraudulent activities or personally benefited from them, leading to the dismissal of his conviction.
Archer’s upcoming testimony will put a spotlight on the numerous email exchanges between him, Hunter Biden, and various business associates spanning over a decade. He is expected to shed light on the interactions between President Biden and Hunter’s business associates during the former’s vice presidency.
Archer’s close association with Hunter includes serving together on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2014. They also co-founded investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, and Archer was the managing director.
Despite his legal challenges, Archer’s knowledge of the business arrangements between him and Hunter makes him a significant figure in the ongoing investigations concerning the Biden family.
The House Oversight Committee hearing, set to be conducted behind closed doors, will delve into Archer’s dealings and potential interactions with President Biden. It could bring crucial information to light about the relationship between the Bidens and various business entities.
As the date for Archer’s sentencing approaches, he faces further legal issues related to defrauding a Native American tribal entity and investment advisory clients. His conviction was reinstated by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and he is expected to report to prison soon.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has requested Archer’s sentencing, but Archer’s counsel argued that further appeals might be considered before finalizing the date.