Hunter Biden Partner Faces Prison Time Ahead of Testimony

The U.S. Justice Department has requested former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer to report to prison, just days before his anticipated closed-door testimony before the House Oversight Committee. Manhattan federal prosecutors filed a letter on Saturday urging a judge to set a date for Archer to commence his one-year sentence in a fraud case unrelated to Hunter Biden’s scandals.

The request follows the recent affirmation of Archer’s 2018 conviction by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on two felony charges related to a conspiracy to defraud a Native American tribe. Despite challenging the conviction, Archer’s attorney, Matthew Schwartz, confirmed his client’s commitment to testify as planned on Capitol Hill, dismissing allegations that the DOJ’s request was an intimidation tactic.

Schwartz asserted that Archer would “honestly answer the questions” posed by congressional investigators and expressed Archer’s disagreement with speculations that the Biden administration was involved in the DOJ’s request. The attorney is expected to submit a formal response to the U.S. Attorney’s Office by Wednesday.

The relevance of Archer’s testimony lies in his co-founding of the investment and advisory firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, along with Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz in 2009. The firm served as a vehicle for numerous overseas business endeavors undertaken by the first son.

According to an exclusive report by The Post, Archer’s testimony could potentially implicate President Joe Biden in his son’s business affairs. Allegedly, Hunter Biden would involve his father in meetings with overseas partners, a claim that the president has previously denied. The White House has maintained that President Biden was never directly implicated in his son’s business activities, despite recent statements acknowledging their involvement in the firm.

Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, leading the GOP-led inquiries into the Biden family, expressed skepticism over the timing of the DOJ’s jail request letter for Archer. Comer had subpoenaed Archer in June and emphasized his opportunity to testify truthfully before the committee.

The DOJ’s letter sparked criticism from several Republicans, with Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Rand Paul accusing the department of obstructing a congressional investigation. Others viewed the move as reminiscent of a “Banana Republic territory,” expressing concerns about the DOJ’s actions towards witnesses on the eve of Congressional testimony.

Meanwhile, last week, Hunter Biden’s planned plea agreement with federal prosecutors fell through due to constitutionality concerns raised by a judge appointed by former President Donald Trump. Biden had been expected to plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors but instead entered a not-guilty plea. Both parties’ attorneys are expected to reconvene to address their differences.


New York Post