In the 12th episode of his new show on X, formerly known as Twitter, Tucker Carlson interviewed Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner Devon Archer — who spoke about his dealings with the Biden family, declaring that the Biden brand as an “abuse of soft power.”
During the Wednesday interview, which Carlson noted in the tweet was just part one, Archer went into detail about some of the business phone calls that President Joe Biden took part in with his son.
These comments came after Archer gave closed-door testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Monday, where he first revealed that Joe Biden had spoken with Hunter Biden’s business associates on speakerphone more than 20 times to sell “the brand.” He also confirmed that Joe Biden had been present at dinners with Hunter’s business associates on several occasions.
Devon Archer testified that the value of adding Hunter Biden to Burisma’s board was “the brand” and confirmed that then-Vice President Joe Biden was “the brand” and that the 20 phone calls were to sell “the brand.”
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 31, 2023
Archer was a longtime friend and business partner of Hunter Biden — as the two had sat on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings together and co-founded Chinese state-backed investment fund BHR Partners.
“Obviously, the brand of Biden, you know, adds a lot of power when your dad’s vice president,” Archer told Carlson during the interview.
Speaking about the various phone calls that Joe Biden participated in, Archer made it clear that he could not definitively assert that the then-vice president knew for a fact that he was participating in his son’s business dealings by speaking on the phone with the business associates — but just having his voice on the call was enough.
“I don’t know if it was an orchestrated call-in or not,” he told Carlson. “It certainly was powerful, though, because if you’re sitting with a foreign businessperson and you hear the vice president’s voice, that’s prize enough. I mean, that’s pretty impactful stuff for anyone.”
Archer went on to describe a particular business situation where Joe Biden called his son, who put the call on speakerphone.
“Sometimes it was the call was coming in, and the speaker would go on. So it was [sic] it’s just the president,” he said.
“The power to have that access in that conversation — and it’s not in a scheduled conference call — and that’s a part of your family. That’s like the pinnacle of power in D.C.,” Archer continued.
He also explained that Hunter Biden specialized in reducing regulatory exposure for companies like Burisma, to which Carlson responded: “So really, the business of Washington is selling access.”
“Understanding a regulatory environment means selling access,” Archer replied, adding that Hunter Biden “knew a lot of people. But obviously, there were some familial, you know. And obviously, I know you’re pointing to the father being the key relationship.”
“It’s an abuse of soft power,” Archer continued.
Ep. 12 Part 1. Devon Archer pic.twitter.com/ElEzAZtBcA
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 2, 2023