Hunter Biden’s former business associate Devon Archer is expected to give closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee next week as House Republicans continue investigating President Biden’s ties to the Biden family’s foreign business deals, ABC News reported.
Sources confirmed to ABC News that Archer will appear in a closed-door hearing on Monday to testify about Hunter’s business deals in Ukraine.
The Oversight Committee subpoenaed Archer last month due to his “significant role” in the Biden family’s foreign business dealings, “including but not limited to China, Russia, and Ukraine,” according to the subpoena.
Oversight Republicans have long maintained that Joe Biden was more involved in Hunter’s business deals than he has admitted.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden repeatedly told reporters that he never discussed Hunter’s business dealings with his son. But as more evidence emerges, the White House has shifted the goalposts to now claim that the president was never in business with his son.
On Monday, the New York Post reported that Archer is expected to testify that Hunter frequently put his father on the phone during calls with foreign business associates so he could introduce them to the elder Biden.
In a statement on Monday, Oversight Committee Chair James Comer said the committee would continue following the facts to “provide the transparency and accountability” the American people deserve.
Comer said the committee looked forward to asking Archer about the “times he witnessed” then-Vice President Biden meeting with Hunter’s foreign business partners in person and “on speakerphone.”
When asked on Monday about the Post’s reporting, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeated the White House’s new talking point that Joe Biden “was never in business with his son.”
In his closed testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee in May, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley read the transcript from a WhatsApp message Hunter Biden sent to Chinese businessman Henry Zhao, a CCP official with ties to the former Chinese energy company CEFC.
In the message, Hunter told Zhao that he was “sitting here with my father” waiting for Zhao’s call.