Joe Biden’s denials about never “talking business” with Hunter Biden fall apart

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The investigation into Joe Biden’s alleged corruption is heating up.

Republicans keep accumulating more evidence.

And one closed door meeting just spelled big trouble for Joe Biden.

Former Hunter Biden business associate Devon Archer turned on the Biden family and testified before the House Oversight Committee.

Archer debunked Joe Biden’s lie that he never spoke business with Hunter Biden.

In his testimony, Archer told the committee that Hunter Biden put Joe Biden on speaker phone during 20 different business meetings.

But the meat of Archer’s testimony pulled Joe Biden ever closer to the allegations that Hunter Biden engaged in foreign influence peddling with his work on the board of directors of Burisma.

Archer told Congress that Hunter Biden sold “the brand” to Burisma which was basically the Bidens’ ability to deliver on favors due to Joe Biden’s position as Vice President and running Ukraine policy for the Obama administration.

Hunter Biden’s fellow Burisma board member admitted to Congress that Burisma would have gone under without the company’s ability to flaunt access to Joe Biden to ward off legal challenges and proceedings.

“In fact, Devon Archer admitted that ‘Burisma would have gone out of business if “the brand” had not been attached to it.’ Because of the Bidens’ involvement, people would have been intimidated to mess with Burisma legally,” the House Oversight Committee official Twitter account wrote.

One of the meetings that Archer mentioned occurred in December 2015 where Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky and another Burisma executive named Vadym Pozharski pressured Hunter Biden to involve his father in trying to stop prosecutor Viktor Shokin from investigating Burisma for corruption.

“In December 2015, Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma, and Vadym Pozharski, an executive of Burisma, placed constant pressure on Hunter Biden to get help from D.C. regarding the Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. Shokin was investigating Burisma for corruption,” the Oversight Committee also posted.

Shokin’s investigation hampered Burisma’s efforts to enter the U.S. market.

Hunter Biden, Zlochevsky and Pozharski reportedly called “D.C.” – which many believe was a reference to Joe Biden – as part of the pressure campaign.

“Hunter Biden, along with Zlochevsky and Pozharski, ‘called D.C.’ to discuss the matter. Biden, Zlochevsky, and Pozharski stepped away to make the call. This raises concerns that Hunter Biden was in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act,” the Oversight Committee also posted.

A few short months after this meeting Joe Biden traveled to Ukraine and threatened to withhold one billion dollars in American aid unless the president fired Shokin.

In a 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations Biden bragged about how the threat worked.

Archer’s testimony added more fuel to the fire that Hunter Biden allegedly violated foreign lobbying laws and that Joe Biden may have been neck-deep in the scheme.

The testimony also increased the desire among Republican members of Congress to investigate the tip from a confidential human informant that Zlochevsky allegedly paid Joe Biden a $5 million bribe to pull strings to get Shokin fired.