Hunter Biden’s “best friend in business,” Devon Archer, has reportedly canceled his scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee for the third time.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) reportedly confirmed the cancelation, according to a tweet from Fox News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram.
The tweet stated that Comer confirmed “Burisma board member Devon Archer has cancelled a deposition 3 times. Archer is under subpoena from the committee. Fox is told Archer has cancelled because of personal reasons and schedule conflicts.”
1)House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) confirms to Fox that Burisma board member Devon Archer has cancelled a deposition 3 times.
Archer is under subpoena from the committee. Fox is told Archer has cancelled because of personal reasons and schedule conflicts.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 24, 2023
The Oversight Committee reportedly plans to compel Archer to testify on July 31.
🚨BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s former business partner and “best friend” Devon Archer is scheduled to sit down for a transcribed interview with the House Oversight Committee on Monday, July 31 about the Biden family’s business dealings.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 24, 2023
Archer is allegedly going to be testifying that then-Vice President Joe Biden was directly involved in his son’s business schemes — to the point where he actually spoke on the phone with business partners at least two dozen times.
“In at least a dozen instances, Hunter put his father, then VP, on speakerphone with his overseas business partners. In one instance with Biden associate Devon Archer, two Burisma executives explicitly asked Hunter, ‘Can you ring your dad?’ We look forward to speaking with Devon Archer about this developing story,” the Oversight Committee tweeted.
🚨 JOE WAS ON THE PHONE 🚨
In at least a dozen instances, Hunter put his father, then VP, on speakerphone with his overseas business partners.
In one instance with Biden associate Devon Archer, two Burisma executives explicitly asked Hunter, “Can you ring your dad?”
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 24, 2023
Archer was first subpoenaed by the Oversight Committee in June, demanding that he appear to speak about the Biden family business.
The House Oversight Committee released a statement in June about Archer’s planned testimony, noting that it had “identified Mr. Archer as possessing information relevant to its investigation and seeks your client’s testimony regarding these and other related topics.”
The statement went on to explain that “the Committee has reviewed and public reporting indicates that Mr. Archer played a significant role in the Biden family’s business deals abroad, including but not limited to China, Russia, and Ukraine. Additionally, while undertaking these ventures with the Biden family, your client met with then-Vice President Biden on multiple occasions, including in the White House.”
Archer and Hunter Biden have been close for decades — from attending Yale together in the late 1990s to working alongside Hunter at Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2014. Archer also worked with other Democrat politicians — including serving as “vice chairman of finance for John Kerry’s failed 2004 presidential campaign, where he connected with his college classmate Chris Heinz, Kerry’s stepson and another Biden family business partner,” according to Breitbart News.
While President Joe Biden has repeatedly insisted that he was not connected to his son’s foreign business dealings, it has been clear for some time that this is untrue — especially as there are photos of Archer playing golf with then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2014. At the time, Archer was serving with Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma — the company that Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was reportedly investigating when Joe Biden got him fired.
Here's Joe Biden with Devon Archer — his golf buddy and Hunter's former business partner — who was just sentenced to jail for defrauding a Native American tribe. pic.twitter.com/m9FaQIPrM3
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 28, 2022