Former Vice President Joe Biden allegedly discussed expanding overseas business deals in Kazakhstan with Hunter Biden, former Burisma board member Devon Archer, and an international banker during an in-person meeting at his Washington, D.C., mansion in 2015.
Archer, who testified behind closed doors in front of the House Oversight Committee in July, claimed Biden was on speakerphone with his son during more than 20 calls relating to foreign business deals dating back to 2014. But in this particular case, Archer said he met with the Bidens for an exclusive breakfast meeting at the U.S. Naval Observatory with Marc Holtzman, chairman of Kazakhstan’s largest bank, Kazkommertsbank.
The discussion revolved around Holtzman lobbying then-Vice President Biden to use his influence to help then-Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov — who is currently serving 18 years in a Kazakhstan jail after authorities convicted him of high treason and other crimes — to be Secretary-General of the United Nations, according to Archer.
“It was about who was going to be the next U.N. Secretary-General … Marc Holtzman was lobbying for Karim Massimov,” Archer said during his testimony. “But it was, obviously, that didn’t happen.”
Archer added that the meeting also occurred to further Burisma’s energy deal in Ukraine.
“The other reasons for Massimov were Burisma Eurasia, because he was the Prime Minister, and Burisma was trying to expand its businesses, so I leveraged the relationship to introduce him to the company — the country and new equipment and technology and clean drilling,” Archer said. “So that was — that was probably some of the effort.”
However, the deal was reportedly never made.
Biden has repeatedly claimed he never spoke with his son about foreign business dealings.
GOP lawmakers on Wednesday released more than 20 examples alleging President Joe Biden’s past involvement with his family’s foreign business dealings as they accused “Democrats and their corporate media allies” of ignoring the “mounting evidence.”
Republicans claim Biden and his family made millions of dollars from payments by overseas business interests, including an energy company in Ukraine, a private equity firm in China, and consulting for a Romanian real-estate magnate. The investigation has also alleged Hunter pulled in an estimated $20 million through 20 shell companies and fake accounts while his father served as vice president.
Archer told lawmakers that “Biden was used as ‘The Brand’ and to send ‘signals’ of power, access, and influence to enrich the Biden family from foreign sources,” the committee wrote in the news release.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) directed the House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden after months of House Republicans uncovering “serious and credible” allegations into President Biden’s conduct that he referred to as a “culture of corruption.”
House Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who is part of the House Oversight Committee leading the impeachment inquiry into President Biden, told Just the News on Wednesday that the alleged 2015 meeting in Washington, D.C., could prove Biden’s direct involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings.
“That has full-blown access and participation by then-Vice President Joe Biden,” Greene said.
“The American people need to know about all of this,” she added. “And that’s what our impeachment inquiry will produce — the evidence . . . This is exactly why we are leading the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, because he has participated at the highest level in his son Hunter Biden’s business deals, and we’re going to show that to the country.”