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December 2, 2023
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The take-no-prisoners approach of Hunter Biden’s legal team now extends even to a former business partner once counted among Biden “family.”  In a letter to the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, Abbe Lowell dismissed Hunter’s former close friend Devon Archer as an “inmate convicted for his involvement in a tribal bond scheme that never involved Hunter.”

It’s true that Hunter was not implicated in that particular enterprise, which appears to have been a separate deal.  As reported in the NEW YORK SUN, “Archer was sentenced last year to one year and a day in prison for defrauding a Native American tribe in a scheme involving $60 million in bonds.”  This case has been winding through the courts for a long time, as his conviction was overturned on appeal and then reinstated after a challenge by prosecutors.  Archer maintains that he lost money on the deal and was guilty only of making “foolish mistakes.”  Make of that what you will, but contrary to what the letter states, Archer is not an “inmate,” as he has not reported to prison yet.  His case is still under appeal, this time to the Supreme Court.

You’d think a lawyer of Abbe Lowell’s caliber would understand what “inmate” means.  And he does.

This past summer, Devon Archer was subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee and ended up providing some damning testimony during a closed-door hearing, specifically about get-togethers Joe Biden had with Hunter’s shady business associates (and later falsely denied having), and a phone call involving Burisma executives that led to Biden’s involvement with prosecutor Viktor Shokin’s firing in Ukraine.

This testimony is consistent with an email found on Hunter’s laptop from one of the Burisma executives at that phone call, Vadym Pozarsky, saying that the “ultimate purpose” of having Hunter on the board was to shut down “any cases/pursuits against Nicolay [Zlochevsky] in Ukrainae.”

Here’s a memory refresher from the WESTERN JOURNAL…

https://www.westernjournal.com/house-oversight-committee-releases-full-devon-archer-transcript-page-45-looks-bad-biden/

“The request is like, ‘Can DC help?” Archer testified.  Instead of specifically asking Hunter to get his father involved, “it was always this amorphous, ‘Can we get help in DC?”  Archer did not testify to the contents of the phone call because he was not on it.  “I was left out of these, you know, black box DC types of conversations,” he testified.

But then-Vice President Joe Biden hopped a flight on Air Force Two to Ukraine.  It was just five days after that phone call that he gave a speech in Ukraine saying, “The office of the general prosecutor [led by Shokin] desperately needs reform.”

And you know the story --- Joe Biden once very publicly bragged about it himself --- about the Vice President threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine unless Shokin was fired.  And, lo and behold, Shokin WAS fired.  This was while Hunter was still sitting on Burisma’s board, so they got their money’s worth, even though it amounted to $1 million a year.

In trashing Archer the way he did, Hunter’s attorney might have forgotten that this former business partner offered a useful (to Hunter) alternate narrative, testifing that “various [members] of the DC team” had told him the firing of Shokin was actually BAD for Burisma because Shokin was “under control.”  (If they did tell him that, it’s certainly not consistent with all the other communications about Shokin’s firing.)  And when asked about Zlochevky’s alleged comment regarding “$5 million to one Biden and $5 million to another Biden,” he told the committee he wasn’t aware of any $5 million payments and that Zlochevsky might have just been bragging.

So Archer was trying to at least include some benefit of the doubt for the Bidens in his testimony.  But as part of their attorneys’ scorched-earth legal strategy, the Biden family has thrown him under the bus anyway.  As reported in WJ, Archer communicated with Hunter via text in 2019 --- preserved on Hunter’s laptop --- to ask why Joe Biden hadn’t done more to protect him from prosecution.  He’d been indicted in May 2016, while Joe was still Vice President.

The tone is frantic: “Why did your dad’s administration appointees arrest me and try to put me in jail?  Why would they try and ruin my family and destroy my kids and no one from your family’s side step in and at least try to help me?”

The irony of Hunter’s answer will knock you to the floor: “It’s democracy...every presidents family is held to a higher standard...it’s the price of being the most powerful group.”

Really?  Lately, it seems as though being in the most powerful group gets you excused from standards altogether.

Hunter wrote to Archer that his father had no control over such prosecutions, that there are three co-equal branches of government.  (Are you laughing yet?)  And he went on to speak of Archer as part of the Biden family: “Every great family is persecuted…you are part of a great family --- not a side show, not deserted by them even in your darkest moments.  That’s the way Bidens are different, and you are a Biden.”

Well, now he’s been demoted from family member to “inmate.”  It does make one wonder if there are circumstances under which even Hunter might be sacrificed by the legal team ostensibly representing him.

https://www.westernjournal.com/hunter-biden-throws-past-friend-bus-demotes-family-member-inmate/

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