Former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer told Tucker Carlson this week that President Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter’s business dealings. The statement, if proven, would directly contradict long-standing assertions from the president that he stayed away from his son’s commercial activities.
Archer was interviewed by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson following testimony before members of Congress.
The former Hunter Biden business associate said that it was “categorically false” that Joe Biden had no role in his son’s businesses. Archer told the popular media figure that the president was “aware of Hunter’s business.”
“He met with Hunter’s business partners. I mean, you found a letter that he wrote to me,” he said. The letter in question was a thank you note from the elder Biden to Archer from 2011.
Archer has an extensive history with the First Son. Both were named to the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2014. Hunter Biden received a stipend of more than $80,000 per month for his role, despite having no relevant previous experience in the field.
During his Monday testimony before Congress, Archer said that Burisma officials pressured Hunter Biden to help resolve an investigation by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in 2015.
Then-Vice President Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire the investigator or that the United States would withhold aid.
When asked by Carlson if Biden was the “driving force” behind Shokin’s dismissal, Archer replied affirmatively.
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Carlson then asked if the vice president knew that the investigator was probing a company his son served on the board of.
“Right,” Archer replied.
In addition, during his testimony, Archer said that without the Biden family, the company would have gone out of business. He described the Bidens’ role as their family “brand.”
“Obviously, the brand of Biden, you know, adds a lot of power when your dad’s vice president,” he said.
The former Hunter Biden business partner called the situation an “abuse of soft power.”
In addition, Archer’s testimony lines up with evidence uncovered by the House Oversight Committee arguing that Joe Biden was involved in his son’s businesses.