For those of us who have covered the Hunter Biden scandal for years, one of the most prominent figures in his alleged influence peddling efforts is Devon Archer, his close friend and partner. Archer was sentenced yesterday by federal District Judge Ronnie Abrams to a year in jail. Archer is shown (far left) in this 2014 picture with Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.
Archer was convicted of defrauding the Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in the handling of a $60 million bond offering. Hunter Biden was not implicated in those dealings.
Abrams was previously reversed after she set aside his 2018 jury conviction. In United States v. Archer, the Second Circuit found that Abrams abused her discretion in tossing out the verdict.
Abrams actually gave a lighter sentence than the 30 months requested by prosecutors, citing the pandemic conditions in prison as “extraordinarily difficult.” The lower sentence may have practically undermined any interest of federal prosecutors to reach a cooperation deal with Abrams in their ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden.
Archer was involved with Hunter as a board member on Burisma Holdings, an Ukraine-based energy company. He was also featured in the controversial picture with now President Joe Biden.
Joe Biden has repeatedly denied knowing anything about his son’s foreign dealings, even though Hunter Biden himself contradicted that account and a key witness Anthony Bobulinski has refuted the denial.
After the photo above was posted on the Burisma website, Demetra Lambros, the VP’s Chief Counsel, later called for the photo to be removed.
One of the most extraordinary exchanges found in Hunter’s text messages reportedly dealt with Archer complaining that he was arrested by Biden “appointees.” According to press accounts, Hunter Biden responded by assuring him that he was covered and “family”:
“Every great family is persecuted prosecuted in the US — you are part of a great family — not a side show not deserted by them even in your darkest moments. That’s the way Bidens are different and you are a Biden. It’s the price of power.”
That exchange is highly concerning since Hunter knew that he was a potential target of a criminal investigation. He was talking to a potential witness who could be used against him and his family in any investigation of their alleged influence peddling and foreign dealings.
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If you wanna talk numbers, here are the ones that matter:
ATTENTION PUTIN LOVERS:
Note Russia’s ranking on this list of the world’s largest economies ranked by the World Bank.
Russia’s economy is smaller than either Italy or Canada. So how does an economy that small sustain a hostile occupation while totally isolated from the world’s banking system?
United States: $20.89 trillion
China: $14.72 trillion
Japan: $5.06 trillion
Germany: $3.85 trillion
United Kingdom: $2.67 trillion
India: $2.66 trillion
France: $2.63 trillion
Italy: $1.89 trillion
Canada: $1.64 trillion
South Korea: $1.63 trillion
Russia: $1.48 trillion
Brazil: $1.44 trillion
Australia: $1.32 trillion
Spain: $1.28 trillion
Indonesia: $1.05 trillion
Right. The Russians aren’t in Ukraine blasting their cities to smitherines. They’re on holiday driving through the countryside fretting over their GDP. It’s not the amount of GDP, it’s what you produce. You won’t win wars throwing Ukrainian butter, but you might throwing Russian rockets. Oh and Italian wine is wonderful. Wanna handicap their odds of repulsing a Russian invasion without NATO? Do you ever think about what you bleat out?
This is our Moment — to destroy the Democratic Party as a viable institution
Rise to the Occasion
Throw this Bum Out
#destroythedemocraticparty #throwthisbumout #biden #fjb
The Biden officials entering the SOTU address just now is one of the most frightening sights for the safety and well being of our fragile country. This is a parade of the weak freaks of the Biden failure administration. For shame on all of them.
Biden and his ‘weak freaks’ administration –from Kamala to Blinken to Austen to Milley to the rest of the motley crew of lightweight IDIOTS destroying this country.
Biden tells LIES and BELIEVES his own lies. Beyond weak. Beyond sad. Beyond frightening for our country. We are IN TROUBLE with this demented weak, lying POS in office.
Biden is talking “Buy American!”
LIAR. I just got my free Covid tests from the government: MADE IN CHINA!
LIAR. I got my free N95 masks from the government: MADE IN CHINA!
LIAR. Yesterday, in time for the POLITICAL SCIENCE to change, there is no more MASK MANDATE. YOU LIE JOE BIDEN. All you do is LIE.
Biden is a LIAR and a FAILURE for this country. Go to he – ll — you lying dog face pony sh*t.
The PLAGIARIZER in Chief
Biden says: Cut the price of prescription drugs. TRUMP did that.
Biden says: Buy American. TRUMP did that.
Biden says: MAKE it in America. TRUMP policy.
Child care was Trump policy!
JOE BIDEN is a LIAR and once a plagiarizer, always a PLAGIARIZER.
Biden says: Let’s cut energy prices! YOU F’N liar it is YOUR POLICIES that made our costs skyrocket! YOU LIE!
HE MAKES US SICK to BE Americans. Shove it Joe Biden. And take your Jersey trash mouth low class wife with you.
“Biden is talking ‘Buy American!'”
If his administration would stop strangling our energy industry, we could buy American oil and gas.
I can’t even watch. This is so filthy disgusting watching the LIAR in chief LIE. And be sucked up to by the media and the corrupt, lying establishment. They are all despicable.
‘This SOTU would be best characterized as the “please forget that we f***ed you right up the a** for two years!” address.’ @eScarry
‘Tonight Joe Biden: “Let’s stop seeing each other as enemies.”
Yesterday’s Joe Biden: “The unvaccinated are responsible for the pandemic.”
Yesterday’s Joe Biden: “Republicans are trying to stop the black vote from even being counted!”
Take your unity and shove it, Joe Biden.
‘You told us eight weeks ago we were entering a winter of death and demanded that every person who didn’t get vaccinated lose their jobs. You made kids wear masks in schools. All of it was anti-science and designed specifically to divide us.’ @ClayTravis
Guys, this speech is not for you. It’s for D-leaners who who disapprove of the administration and these are the lines that worked for them in focus groups. Don’t overthink it. @SWGoldman
In a somewhat related nothing-to-see-here report:
The special counsel who investigated the November 2020 election in Wisconsin, has determined in a 135-page report that the nearly $9 million in election grants provided to Center for Tech and Civic Life by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, violated a Wisconsin election bribery law.
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