Devon Archer’s Monday testimony before the closed-door House Oversight Committee was a split decision, with the Republicans slightly worse for wear.
Devon Archer on Capitol Hill (Photo: ABC News)
Archer is Hunter Biden’s longtime friend and business associate, not to mention a convicted felon in 2018 for a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe.
Republicans had been touting his appearance for a long time, panting, saying he would handcuff Joe Biden to his son’s nefarious business dealings.
Instead, what he said, according to multiple sources, was that Joe Biden did get on the phone with Hunter’s business associates about 20 times but “never once spoke about any business dealings.”
Hunter sold “the illusion of access” to his father, Archer reportedly said, and that seems straight as a yardstick.
There are two takeaways from the testimony, assuming Archer was telling the truth:
1- Joe Biden did not have business dealings with his son, which squares with the latest from the luscious lips of Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden’s Minister of Truth.
2- Joe Biden lied numerous times, each time he said he never discussed his whore-chasing, drug-addicted son’s business dealings. “Never,” the president said.
The first time I heard him say it, I said this. “You’re a liar. What kind of a father doesn’t ask, even if just in passing, ‘How’s your business doing?’”
I base my incredulity on several things. For one, I am a son. For another, I am a father. For yet another, Biden has a long, infamous record of exaggerating or lying — from inflating his college way back when the earth started to cool, to when he supposedly got stopped by the cops while trying to visit Nelson Mandela, to appropriating British Labor Leader Neil Kinnock’s bio as his own during a previous run for the presidency, to denying having a seventh grandchild.
And that just scratches the surface.
So, he’s a liar, but — so far — there is no evidence that he, personally, enriched himself through his son’s shenanigans.
The GOP bombshell was a dud.
And the rule, here at the Stu-niversity, is this: Show me the proof. Display the evidence.
Without that, you’re just wasting my time.