Republicans ramp up Biden impeachment threats after Devon Archer’s testimony on Hunter’s

Top Republicans say Hunter Biden‘s business partner Devon Archer’s damning testimony shines a ‘new light’ on the plea deal that fell apart in court last week, and reveals that Joe was directly ‘implicated’ in his son’s dealings.

Archer told Congress in bombshell testimony Monday the ‘Biden brand’ helped keep Ukrainian firm Burisma from going bankrupt. He also revealed Joe was on the phone or present in-person at least 20 times while his son who called him ‘my guy’ was talking with foreign associates.

Following Archer’s testimony, Republicans are now saying they may have enough evidence to begin an impeachment inquiry into the president for lying about his involvement in Hunter’s businesses. The White House has maintained that Joe ‘has never been in business’ with his son.

‘The evidence continues to mount and today we saw Joe Biden has lied to the American people. He knew who his son was getting those dollars from and he spoke to them and spoke to them often,’ House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., told Fox News’ Sean Hannity hours after the testimony concluded. 

Archer’s revelations to Congress provided evidence to help Republicans take a ‘huge step towards implicating Joe Biden in these crimes,’ continued Comer. ‘We heard from someone on the inside that it was influence peddling. Joe Biden himself talked to every person that has wired money to the Bidens.’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan added that Archer’s testimony shone a ‘new light’ on Hunter’s ‘sweetheart’ plea deal, which fell apart in federal court last week. 

Hunter Biden's former friend and business partner Devon Archer arrived on Capitol Hill Monday to give bombshell testimony before the House Oversight Committee

Hunter Biden’s former friend and business partner Devon Archer arrived on Capitol Hill Monday to give bombshell testimony before the House Oversight Committee

‘Now we have more light on that deal they tried to put together and the judge asks questions and it is no longer going to happen,’ Jordan said.

Hunter appeared in federal court last week prepared to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and walk away with just a slap on the wrist and no prison time, which Republicans slammed as a ‘sweetheart deal’ that Biden’s Department of Justice put together to protect the president’s son.

However, after Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned the ‘diversion agreement’ of Hunter’s plea deal – a clause that gave him blanket immunity for a wide range of other potential charges, including illegal foreign lobbying – the deal blew up spectacularly.

On Monday, Jordan along with committee chairs James Comer and Jason Smith launched an investigation into the ‘unusual’ plea deal and pretrial diversion agreement that they say raises ‘serious concerns’ about ‘preferential treatment’ toward Hunter.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said Monday that the information that came out of Archer’s testimony could ‘really push’ many Republicans to get to a ‘yes’ vote on impeachment for Joe Biden down the road.

Greene, Rep. Andy Biggs and Ronny Jackson immediately called for an impeachment inquiry into the president following Archer’s testimony.

‘I 100% SUPPORT an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden! What we’ve learned now is just the tip of the iceberg. His career of corruption knows no bounds. Biden has been a TRAITOR to our country for decades!!’ tweeted Jackson. 

But most Republicans say that there needs to be additional evidence compiled first before going down the impeachment path. 

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said Tuesday on Fox & Friends that Joe Biden’s ‘lies are piling up.’

He said the GOP will continue to collect evidence, and did not rule out a future impeachment inquiry.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said last week that President Biden has ‘lied to the American public’ about son Hunter’s business deals – and is ‘hiding info’ like former President Richard Nixon – who was impeached in 1973 and resigned from office. 

He threatened opening an impeachment inquiry of Biden if he does not get full cooperation from federal agencies in the House investigations of Biden family business deals.

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. 

However, Democrats say that 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’ like talking about ‘the weather, ‘what’s going on?”

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’ and may have helped take down a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company.

In addition, Archer revealed that Hunter referred to Joe as ‘my guy,’ according to a statement put out by Oversight Republicans. 

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.’

‘Remember, this is when Beau got ill,’ Goldman said, noting that Hunter and Joe spoke on the phone frequently before Beau’s death in 2015. 

But Republicans had a different retelling of Archer’s account. 

Biggs said as he left the room that Archer had testified ‘Burisma would have gone out of business sooner if the Biden brand had not been invoked. People would be intimidated to really mess with Burisma because of the Biden family brand.’ 

He added that Archer had told the committee he did not know anything about the specific bribery claims made in the FBI’s FD-1023 document.

The internal document, which detailed a conversation with a confidential source who had spoken with Burisma CFO Vadim Pojarski in 2015, said that Pojarski had claimed Joe and Hunter had been paid $5 million each when Joe was vice president in exchange for policy outcomes favorable to the company. 

Archer testified Monday that Pozharskyi and CEO Nikola Zlochevsky put ‘constant pressure’ on Hunter in 2015 to get his father to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma.

Hunter Biden, along with Zlochevsky and Pozharski, reportedly ‘called D.C.’ to discuss Shokin. In March 2016, Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine if Shokin was not fired for corruption – which he eventually was.

Separately, in a 2017 email to Hunter, his uncle Jim and other business partners regarding a deal with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC, business partner James Gilliar made a reference to the ‘big guy’ getting a 10 percent stake in the lucrative deal. 

Another former associate of the first son, U.S. Navy veteran Tony Bobulinski, publicly claimed in October 2020 that ‘big guy’ was a reference to President Biden. 

Oversight member Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told in an interview Archer testified that ‘the Bidens were in the actual business of influence peddling.’ 

‘It’s extremely damning,’ she said, claiming that the 20 phone conversations Archer referred to were directly about business deals. 

‘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 said. 

Goldman explained Archer’s testimony of the phone calls as such: sometimes Hunter would be at dinner with business partners and take a call from his dad who didn’t know who else was at the table and put it on speaker phone. 

‘There was no indication that he had any idea who was at dinner with them. It was just to say, ‘Hello I’m at dinner’ and there was nothing related to his business dealings.’ 

A Democratic source familiar told that Archer told the committee ‘Hunter Biden was selling the illusion of access to his father.’ 

Judiciary Chairman and Oversight member Jim Jordan, who was in the room for the deposition, told reporters that Archer had provided the committee with new information and called the meeting ‘very productive.’ 

Archer is expected to give his account of the Biden family business dealings for four to five hours behind closed doors

Archer is expected to give his account of the Biden family business dealings for four to five hours behind closed doors

Judiciary Chair and Oversight member Jim Jordan arrives on Capitol Hill for Archer's testimony

Judiciary Chair and Oversight member Jim Jordan arrives on Capitol Hill for Archer’s testimony

Archer’s attorney Matthew Schwartz said after his client’s testimony: ‘We are aware that all sides are claiming victory following Mr. Archer’s voluntary interview today. But all Devon Archer did was exactly what we said he would: show up and answer the questions put to him honestly and completely.’

Greene, who communicates regularly with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, said she believed Archer’s testimony could be what ‘moves the needle’ on the potential Biden impeachment inquiry. 

She said that at last week’s weekly meeting of the Republican conference, McCarthy told his members: ‘when it’s time to vote for this, I want you to be with me on this one.’ 

‘We have to have 218 Republicans to vote for it,’ Greene said. ‘And there’s been some that just aren’t there yet, but in my opinion, the information that’s coming out today could really push many of them to get to ‘yes.”

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. reported exclusively this week that Archer was ‘in hiding’ after receiving ‘threats’ leading up to his bombshell testimony.

Archer, 48, was subpoenaed on June 12 by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating Hunter’s businesses and whether he and other members of the Biden family improperly traded on their connections.

The White House has maintained the president was never ‘in business’ with his son, but the GOP have ramped up their investigation with testimonies from whistleblowers and a slew of other evidence.

Archer, 48, and Hunter both graduated from Yale and were friends for decades. Hunter has reportedly described Devon as his ‘best friend in business.’

Together they formed Rosemont Seneca Partners back in 2009, along with Christopher Heinz, the son-in-law of former Sen. John Kerry, kicking off a period of international business deals and jet-setting.

Archer and Hunter Biden each landed lucrative seats on the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, despite Hunter not having particular expertise in the field. The firm brought in a reported $11 million through the arrangement, based on information gleaned from Hunter’s infamous laptop.

They were photographed golfing with then-Vice President Biden back in 2014.

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