DOJ may have tried to get Devon Archer behind bars before his House testimony

By Jen Krausz on
 July 31, 2023

A very suspiciously timed letter asked the judge in a case against Devon Archer to schedule his surrender on a one-year sentence for defrauding a Native American tribe, just days before his scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee about President Joe Biden's involvement in his son Hunter Biden's business dealings.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams sent the letter to Judge Ronnie Abrams on Saturday requesting that Archer's surrender be scheduled, just two days before Archer testified to Congress that Joe Biden got on speakerphone during Hunter's business meetings at least 20 times and that Hunter used him to "sell the brand."

"Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his son sold around the world to enrich the Biden family," Oversight Chair James Comer said. "When Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States, he joined Hunter Biden’s dinners with his foreign business associates in person or by speakerphone over 20 times."

"It's odd that it was issued on a Saturday, and it's odd that it's right before he's scheduled to come in to have an opportunity to speak in front of the House Oversight Committee and tell the American people the truth about what really went on with Burisma," he said of the letter.

Archer said through a lawyer that he didn't believe the DOJ was trying to intimidate him or prevent him from testifying.

Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowing about or being involved in Hunter's business dealings until recently, when his press secretary changed that statement to say that he has "never been in business with his son."