Devon Archer spoke to Tucker Carlson, asserting that the Biden brand amounts to an “abuse of soft power.” This interview was revealed to the public on Twitter last Wednesday.
In the business world, Archer and Hunter Biden were close allies. They served together on the board of Burisma Holdings and jointly established BHR Partners, an investment fund supported by the Chinese state.
Archer explained to Carlson that having Joe Biden as vice president certainly added heft to the Biden name. “Obviously, the brand of Biden, when your dad happens to be the vice president, that adds a lot of power,” he said.
During a Monday briefing with House investigators, Archer revealed that Hunter Biden would often include then-Vice President Joe Biden on speakerphone with business associates to leverage “the brand.” This included an occasion when they dined in China with Jonathan Li of BHR Partners.
Archer was uncertain if these calls were premeditated but acknowledged their significant impact. “It certainly was powerful, though, because if you hear the vice president’s voice while sitting with a foreign businessperson, that’s influence enough. I mean, that would positively impact most people.
He went on to detail how Joe Biden would sometimes call Hunter Biden, who would then put the call on speaker. “Sometimes it was the call was coming in, and the speaker would go on. So, it was [sic] it’s just the president,” Archer clarified.
He further emphasized how extraordinary it was to have such unscheduled access to the vice president, referring to it as “the pinnacle of power in D.C.”
In the conversation with Carlson, Archer also shared that Hunter Biden’s expertise lay in minimizing regulatory risks for Burisma. Tucker responded by declaring, “So really, the business of Washington is selling access.”
“Understanding a regulatory environment means selling access,” Archer agreed, hinting at Hunter’s connections, particularly his father.
Archer concluded his thoughts by reinforcing his initial point, labeling the situation as “an abuse of soft power.”