Former Associate of Hunter Biden Claims Biden's Influence Protected Ukrainian Company from Intimidation
According to a former associate of Hunter Biden, the Biden family's influence helped a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, stay in b...
Former Associate Testifies to Biden Family's Influence on Ukrainian Energy Company
According to a former associate of Hunter Biden, the Biden family's influence helped a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, stay in business. Devon Archer, who served on the board of Burisma with Hunter Biden, testified to the House Oversight Committee in a closed-door session. The transcript of his testimony was released on Thursday, revealing his claims about the Biden family's involvement in the company.
Testimony Highlights Biden Family's Involvement in Burisma
According to the transcript, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Devon Archer, testified that he was not aware of any wrongdoing by President Joe Biden and had no knowledge of the elder Biden altering U.S. foreign policy to benefit his son. However, Archer did mention that he believed Burisma, the company Hunter Biden was involved with, was able to survive for as long as it did due to the Biden "brand."
The Power of the Biden Brand
The article discusses the value of having the "Biden family" associated with a company, acknowledging that the brand's power mainly comes from Joe Biden. The Biden family ties are seen as sending the right signals and opening opportunities globally, while also providing capabilities to navigate Washington, D.C. and stay in the news cycle.
New Information Reveals Burisma's Seeking Help from Hunter Biden
According to new information, it has been revealed that executives from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma had sought help from Hunter Biden in Washington, D.C. It is believed that this help referred to soft lobbying assistance to alleviate the constant pressure on the company. Additionally, it has been suggested that Hunter Biden may have wanted to take credit for his father's visit to Ukraine as he was being paid a significant amount of money and wanted to demonstrate his value.
Questions Raised About Joe Biden's Involvement
During questioning by Rep. Dan Goldman, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Bevan Cooney, mentioned the impact of the Biden association, stating that people would be intimidated to mess with them legally. This statement raises questions about the extent of Joe Biden's involvement in his son's business dealings. While Joe Biden previously claimed to have never spoken to Hunter about his business dealings, the White House now asserts that the elder Biden never did business with his son. Hunter Biden is currently facing a federal criminal investigation and may potentially be charged with violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), in addition to his existing charges related to tax and gun issues.
Transcript Confirms Allegations of Biden's Influence Peddling
The House Oversight Committee has released a transcript of testimony from a witness named Archer, which they claim confirms important information regarding the Bidens' alleged influence peddling schemes. The committee highlights passages about the Biden "brand" and mentions that Hunter Biden put his father on speakerphone during meetings with business associates from different countries. They also mention that then-Vice President Joe Biden attended dinners with his son's foreign business associates who allegedly wired money to Biden-associated LLCs.
Political Motivations and Denials
The Democrats have accused the impeachment inquiry of being politically motivated, while President Trump has dismissed corruption allegations as false. Before the release of the transcript, it was highlighted that one witness, Archer, recalled Joe Biden's conversations with his son's business associates as casual and focused on general topics like "the world" and the weather.