(The Center Square) The House Oversight Committee released a transcript Thursday of its meeting with Devon Archer, a long-time Hunter Biden associate who alleges President Joe Biden joined phone conversations with Hunter’s business associates several times.
The Archer testimony made headlines earlier this week, and now the transcript gives more details into what new evidence the committee has in its investigation.
Among the revelations is a statement from Archer that Hunter Biden used speaker phone calls with his father, the president, to build the Biden family “brand,” which he was able to monetize.
Archer said that then-Vice President Biden knew that Hunter’s business associates were also on the call when Hunter Biden put him on speaker phone.
As The Center Square previously reported, Archer, who currently faces prison time for fraud, went to school at Yale with Hunter Biden and worked with him for 10 years.
Archer also has connections to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, the same company that Hunter Biden served on the board, which allegedly paid millions of dollars to the Biden family and associates as part of an alleged “bribery scheme.”
Archer’s testimony, which came during a four-hour interview behind closed doors Monday, directly contradicts the president’s repeated claims that he was not involved in the overseas dealings.
“When Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States, he joined Hunter Biden’s dinners with his foreign business associates in person or by speakerphone over 20 times,” House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said. “When Burisma’s owner was facing pressure from the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company for corruption, Archer testified that Burisma executives asked Hunter to ‘call D.C.’ after a Burisma board meeting in Dubai.”
Democrats challenged Republicans’ characterization of Archer’s interview and urged for the release of the transcript earlier this week.
U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y., told the Congressional Integrity Project after the interview this week that the Committee did not find “…a shred of evidence of a single conflict of interest of President Biden ever doing anything in connection or in relation to Hunter Biden’s business ventures.”
The House Oversight Committee released a timeline of key events from Archer’s testimony laying out some of the most serious