(Daily Caller) President Joe Biden spread falsehoods during the 2020 presidential campaign about his knowledge of his son Hunter Biden’s lucrative foreign business dealings and the contents on Hunter’s abandoned laptop.
Joe Biden repeatedly insisted he had no knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings and attempted to discredit Hunter Biden’s laptop contents, claims the House Oversight Committee and subsequent media reports proved false.
BREAKING: House Oversight released a new memo showing the Bidens took millions from Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh oligarchs. The committee has found more than $20 million in payments from foreign partners to the Biden family and its associates @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/HrJAXD3ysp
— James Lynch (@jameslynch32) August 9, 2023
Joe Biden said he “never discussed” business with his son
“I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period,” Joe Biden said at an August 2019 campaign stop in South Carolina, Politico reported. “And what I will do is the same thing we did in our administration. There will be an absolute wall between personal and private [business interests] and the government,” he added. (RELATED: Trump Was Right Again And Again About Biden Family’s Foreign Business Dealings)
Hunter Biden’s former business associate, Devon Archer, testified to the House Oversight Committee that Joe Biden spoke with his son’s business partners over 20 times. Archer specifically recalled a spring 2014 dinner with Russian oligarch Elena Baturina and a spring 2015 dinner with Vadim Pozharskyi, an executive with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma.
Baturina wired $3.5 million to a shell company owned by Biden and Archer in February 2014, according to bank records disclosed by House Oversight. Burisma was paying Hunter Biden more than $80,000 per month to sit on its board when Joe Biden met Pozharskyi, according to House Oversight.
Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev, who wired Hunter $142,300 in April 2014 to buy a sports car, also attended the dinner with Baturina, House Oversight discovered. Rakishev’s close political ally, then-Kazakhstani Prime Minister Karim Massimov, attended the 2015 dinner with Pozharskyi.
Hunter Biden and Archer met with Kazakhstani government officials in June 2014 to facilitate a potential business deal with Burisma, Chinese business partners and the Kazakhstan government, according to House Oversight. (RELATED: Hunter Biden Used Secretive PR Firms To Put Spin On Wikipedia Pages, Emails Show)
Archer told House Oversight the Biden family “brand” protected Burisma and kept the firm in business. He recalled Burisma’s December 2015 board meeting in Dubai, when Hunter Biden “called D.C.” because of pressure from Pozharskyi and Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky. Archer was unable to confirm whether Joe Biden was on the other end of his son’s phone call.
Archer told Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson after his testimony that it was “categorically false” to claim Joe Biden was not aware of his son’s business dealings. In addition, Carlson shared a personalized letter Joe Biden wrote to Archer in 2011 in which Joe apologized for not being able to meet his son’s business partner.
Ep. 13 Part 2. Devon Archer pic.twitter.com/R1sxSuPrKq
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 4, 2023
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley released the transcript of an FBI interview with Hunter Biden’s business associate Rob Walker. In the interview, Walker said Joe Biden met with his son’s Chinese business associates at energy firm CEFC in May 2017, shortly after Joe Biden’s vice presidency ended, according to Shapley’s testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee. Shapley confirmed Joe Biden’s CEFC meeting during public testimony to the House Oversight, Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees.
Archer also testified that Joe Biden had coffee with his son’s Chinese business associate, Jonathan Li, in Beijing, China. Then-Vice President Biden later wrote a letter of recommendation for Li’s daughter’s college application, according to Archer’s testimony.
A separate FBI FD-1023 form provided by a confidential source contains allegations of a bribery scheme involving Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Mykola Zlochevsky. The confidential source claimed Zlochevsky bragged about bribing Joe and Hunter Biden $5 million each to get rid of then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
Archer told Carlson that Shokin was considered a “threat” to Burisma’s business. Archer also recalled a raid on Zlochevsky’s property overseen by Shokin in early February 2016. Then-Vice President Joe Biden called then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Feb. 11, 2016, White House archives show. (RELATED: Here’s The Fake Name Joe Biden Used To Schedule A Discussion With Ukraine’s Former President)
Shokin submitted his resignation letter later that month, and Ukrainian parliament removed him in March 2023, the Kyiv Post reported in March 2016. Joe Biden spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations in September 2016 and described the role he played in getting Shokin removed from his post.
“You remember last year I was authorized to say we’d do the second tranche of a billion dollars,” Joe Biden said. “And [Poroshenko] didn’t fire his chief prosecutor. And because I have the confidence of the president, I was there, and I said: ‘I’m not signing it. Until you fire him, we’re not signing, man. Get it straight. We’re not doing it.’”
— James Lynch (@jameslynch32) August 17, 2023
Joe Biden said Hunter Biden never made money from China
“My son has not made money in terms of this thing about — what are you talking about — China. I have not had it,” Joe Biden said during an October 2020 presidential debate against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. “The only guy that made money from China is this guy. He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China.”
My latest: I looked through what Donald Trump said about the Biden family’s business dealings during the 2020 presidential campaign.
— James Lynch (@jameslynch32) August 6, 2023