(Liberty Bell) – The Justice Department is now making a big push for Devon Archer, one of Hunter Biden’s former business associates who is expected to testify before Congress, to report to prison, according to new court documents, the New York Post revealed.
Ryan King, writing for the news outlet, divulged that federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed a letter on Saturday requesting that a judge set the date for Archer, 58, to begin his one-year prison sentence he received for charges related to a fraud case that is not connected with the numerous scandals facing President Joe Biden’s son.
“The request came after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Archer’s 2018 conviction last Tuesday on two felony charges for his role in a conspiracy to defraud a Native American tribe,” King wrote. “Archer — who is set to deliver closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee on Monday about Biden — had been challenging the conviction.”
The Justice Department, in light of the ruling handed down from the appeals court, “respectfully requests that the defendant be ordered to surrender, at a date and time determined by the Court, to a facility designated by the Bureau of Prisons to commence his term of imprisonment,” the letter, addressed to Judge Ronnie Abrams, says.
Matthew Schwartz, the lawyer representing Archer, stated on Sunday that his client will still provide testimony on Capitol Hill as was already planned. Is this the work of folks inside the Biden administration to try and prevent Archer from delivering testimony that could potentially damage the Biden family? Certainly seems that is possible.
“We are aware of speculation that the Department of Justice’s weekend request to have Mr. Archer report to prison is an attempt by the Biden administration to intimidate him in advance of his meeting with the House Oversight Committee,” Schwartz remarked in a statement, per Politico. “To be clear, Mr. Archer does not agree with that speculation,” the attorney added. “In any case, Mr. Archer will do what he has planned to do all along, which is to show up on Monday and to honestly answer the questions that are put to him by the congressional investigators.”
Archer’s lawyer is expected to file a formal response to the request made by the U.S. Attorney’s Office by the middle of the week.
“He has previously argued it was ‘premature’ to pick a jail date as Archer mulls potential appeal options, a position the government said it “disagrees” with, as per the court filing. Back in 2009, Archer, Biden and Christopher Heinz co-founded investment and advisory firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, which the first son used as a vehicle for many of his overseas business endeavors,” the piece noted.
In the testimony that Archer is due to give before Congress, the former business partner will allegedly state, for the record, that Hunter Biden would call his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, during meetings with foreign business associates. This could end up being a major development in the investigation into the Biden family’s alleged influence peddling scheme and would connect Joe Biden to his son’s business dealings.
Previously, the commander-in-chief has declared, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
The White House claims that the elder Biden “was never in business with his son,” which is a shift in verbiage that has been shrugged off by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Officials within the Biden administration have been criticizing Republicans concerning the investigation into the president.
“Just last week his fellow GOP colleague on the Oversight Committee said this on camera for all to see: ‘I’ve heard over and over that President Biden has not been implicated or proven for any wrongdoing here, and I acknowledge that,’” White House spokesperson Ian Sams posted on X (formerly Twitter) last Tuesday.
Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who is the main point person concerning the probes into the first family, has brushed off the attacks from the Biden administration.
Just last week his fellow GOP colleague on the Oversight Committee said this on camera for all to see:
— Ian Sams (@IanSams46) July 25, 2023
Comer issued a subpoena for Archer back in June and called the timing of the jail request letter “odd.” Yeah, very odd. Extremely convenient too.
“I don’t want to put words in Devon Archer’s mouth,” Comer commented during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” “but I’ll say this: He has an opportunity to come tomorrow to the House Oversight Committee and tell the truth.”
Comer wasn’t the only Republican to slam the letter.
“The DOJ is now actively committing the crime of obstructing a congressional investigation.” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) charged in a post on social media.
If Devin Archer isn’t in the witness chair Monday, we better haul every SOB at the DOJ before congress EVERY DAY to make them pay for this.… https://t.co/iL9RLBgHlf
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) July 30, 2023
Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, shared Gaetz’s post, going on to add, “This is getting to be Banana Republic territory. They are moving from indicting their opponents to throwing witnesses in jail on the eve of Congressional testimony.”
This is getting to be Banana Republic territory. They are moving from indicting their opponents to throwing witnesses in jail on the eve of Congressional testimony. https://t.co/gmS6oqcKI8
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 30, 2023
Once again, the Bidens and their minions are trying to use the legal system as a weapon to silence someone who could expose the truth about their dark deeds.
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