DOJ Pushes for Crucial Biden Corruption Witness to Report to Prison before Congressional Testimony
Archer, a longtime business partner of Hunter Biden, faces a one-year prison sentence for fraud, confirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee today, Monday July 31, 2023, to discuss his business dealings with Hunter Biden and the extent of President Biden's involvement while he was vice president from 2009 to 2017.
The DOJ's demand for Archer to report to prison as a scare tactic aimed at preventing him from testifying. This is an obstruction of justice, and the timing of the DOJ's letter to the judge, requesting an expedited sentencing, is questionable. Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer calls it an "obstruction of justice" and alleges coordination between the DOJ, the Biden legal team, and House Democrats to hinder the investigation into the President's potentially corrupt actions.
Hunter Biden's business dealings with foreign entities, including Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, have been a subject of controversy. Archer and Hunter co-founded the investment firm Rosemont Seneca together, where Archer served as a managing director. Allegations of corruption and political favoritism surrounding these deals, especially concerning Hunter's business relationships while Joe Biden was vice president. Specifically the dismissal of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin at the behest of Vice President Joe Biden.
Shokin was investigating the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, where Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, served on the board of directors. Allegations of corruption surrounded Burisma, and Shokin's office was looking into the company's activities.
In March 2016, Joe Biden publicly called for Shokin's removal. He threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from the United States to Ukraine if Shokin was not removed from his position. Shokin was dismissed from his position and Biden's involvement in pushing for Shokin's removal was allegedly motivated by a desire to protect his son, Hunter Biden, from scrutiny related to his position at Burisma. Joe Biden's actions were intended to hinder any investigation into Burisma and his son's activities. 
Archer is expected to testify about several instances where Hunter Biden put his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, on speakerphone during business calls with overseas partners. These calls allegedly included discussions about business deals and foreign engagements, raising questions about Joe Biden's knowledge and involvement in an influence peddling and bribery scheme.