As Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, speaks with the House Oversight Committee Monday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said, “Biden lied.”
“Devon Archer just confirmed it,” she added.
Biden lied. Devon Archer just confirmed it. pic.twitter.com/YxIgrA57f8
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 31, 2023
“The president lied,” Greene wrote in another post Monday.
The president lied.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 31, 2023
According to the Daily Mail, Archer testified before Congress that the Bidens helped Burisma from going bankrupt and Joe Biden was on the phone at least 20 times while Hunter Biden spoke with business associates.
JUST IN – Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer confirms Joe was on more than twenty calls with his son — Daily Mail
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Congressional Republicans said Archer’s testimony is the latest evidence Joe Biden was involved in his son’s overseas business affairs.
Unsurprisingly, Democrats argued the phone calls proved nothing.
Daily Mail reports:
Republicans claim Archer’s testimony added to mounting evidence that the then-Vice President was involved in Hunter’s overseas deals that raked in millions from nations including China and Romania. Democrats claimed the phone calls were innocent and did not involve business.
Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y., confirmed Archer told the House Oversight Committee that Joe had been on speakerphone multiple times while his son was talking with business partners – but insisted they were talking about ‘niceties’ such as the weather.
Archer was on Burisma’s board with Hunter, who was paid $50,000 a month for his role. He is facing a lengthy prison sentence for defrauding Native Americans out of millions.
Republican Rep. Andy Biggs then said that, according to Archer, Hunter was on the Ukrainian energy firm board because of his family ‘brand’ – and Joe added ‘value’.
Goldman – lead counsel on the first Trump impeachment and the only Democrat present in the room of the testimony – told reporters that Archer ‘indicated that Hunter spoke to his father every day, and approximately 20 times over the course of a 10 year relationship, Hunter may have put his father on the phone with any number of different people, and they never once spoke about any business dealings.’
Goldman claimed Archer had said Joe and Hunter’s business partners only exchanged ‘niceties’ like talking about ‘the weather, “what’s going on?”‘
Rep. Greene told the Daily Mail Archer testified that “the Bidens were in the actual business of influence peddling.”
“It’s extremely damning,” she said.
“We have Devon Archer coming out and telling the truth that Hunter Biden and Joe Biden spoke over 20 times about his business deals, not about the weather, not about what was for lunch, about his business deals,” she continued.
CNN went to bat for Biden in its reporting:
Goldman told reporters during a break in the hearing that Archer later said that Hunter Biden putting his father on speaker phone with business associates was “part of the daily conversations” between father and son, adding, “The witness was very consistent that none of those conversations ever had to do with any business dealings or transactions.”
Goldman said that it is “kind of a preposterous premise to think that a father should not say hello to the people that a son is at dinner with and that is literally all the evidence is.”
Goldman contended that President Biden’s phone conversations were not conflicts of interest because it “was not done in furtherance of” Hunter Biden’s business interests.
“We need to move on and this investigation is a complete waste of time,” Goldman argued, if House Republicans cannot produce documentary evidence linking the president to his son’s business dealings.
Speaking to CNN in recent weeks, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy signaled that Republicans have yet to verify the most salacious allegations against Joe Biden, namely that as vice president he engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national in order to benefit his son’s career, an allegation the White House furiously denies.