Devon Archer, former business partner of Hunter Biden, finds himself at the center of a heated legal and political battle. Just days before his hotly anticipated closed-door congressional testimony, the U.S. Justice Department has pushed for Archer to report to prison to serve his one-year sentence in a fraud case unrelated to his involvement with the Biden family. This move has raised eyebrows and sparked speculation about potential intimidation tactics by the Biden administration. In this article, we delve into the latest developments surrounding Archer's conviction, the implications for President Joe Biden, and the ongoing GOP-led inquiries into the Biden family's business dealings.
The Manhattan federal prosecutors recently filed a letter requesting a judge to set a date for Archer to begin serving his one-year sentence. This request followed the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' affirmation of Archer's 2018 conviction on two felony charges related to a conspiracy to defraud a Native American tribe. Despite Archer's attorney arguing that it was premature to set a jail date while considering potential appeal options, the prosecution maintains that the sentence should be carried out promptly.
Interestingly, the request for Archer's prison reporting comes just ahead of his scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee. This timing has led to speculation that the Biden administration may be attempting to intimidate Archer prior to his meeting with the committee. However, Archer's attorney, Matthew Schwartz, has asserted that his client will still testify as planned, dismissing the notion of intimidation. Schwartz has emphasized that Archer will show up and truthfully answer the questions posed by the Congressional investigators.
Archer's closed-door testimony before the House Oversight Committee holds significance as it could shed light on President Joe Biden's potential involvement in his son's business affairs. As a co-founder of the investment and advisory firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, Archer was deeply involved in Hunter Biden's various business ventures. It is expected that Archer will testify about instances where Hunter Biden would involve his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, in meetings with overseas partners. If confirmed, this testimony could potentially link President Biden to his son's business activities, contradicting his previous statements of non-involvement.
President Biden has consistently stated that he has never spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings and has maintained that he was not involved in any business ventures with Hunter. However, the White House's recent shift in verbiage, stating that the president "was never in business with his son," has raised eyebrows and drawn attention. GOP-led inquiries into the Biden family's business dealings have been ongoing, with Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer spearheading the investigations. Despite the Biden administration's attempts to downplay their involvement, Republicans have continued to press for answers and highlight the questions raised by their inquiries.
In addition to Archer's legal battles, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has faced his own share of legal troubles. Initially expected to enter into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Hunter Biden's plans were derailed when a Trump-appointed judge raised concerns about the constitutionality of the agreement. Instead, Hunter pleaded not guilty to two tax misdemeanors charges, and both sides will resume discussions to resolve their differences.
As the Republican investigators continue to delve into the Biden family's business affairs, their pursuit of evidence linking President Biden to any illegal activity with his son remains ongoing. While they have yet to present conclusive proof, the GOP maintains that their inquiries have uncovered significant questions and inconsistencies. Oversight Committee Chairman Comer has invited Devon Archer to testify before the committee, providing an opportunity for Archer to shed light on the truth.