Hunter Biden business associate Devon Archer’s testimony revealed that it was the Biden “Brand” that kept Burisma from failing as a company. That “brand” which derived from the Biden name kept them from being investigated- and more so when Viktor Shokin was fired as prosecutor after he began investigating the corruption.

Of course, that isn’t the only thing Devon Archer told the House Oversight Committee in the transcript of the testimony. He also sat down with Tucker Carlson for an interview. (Is it a big deal to snag an interview with Archer before Fox News, Tucker’s former network? Just sayin’).

“I don’t know if it was an orchestrated call-in or not… it certainly was powerful though. Because if you’re sitting with a foreign businessperson and you hear the vice president’s voice, that’s surprise enough. That’s pretty impactful stuff…An abuse of soft power, I would say.” Devon Archer to Tucker Carlson 

Let’s go back to his testimony to the Committee.

Still, Archer testified that he thought Burisma, beset by inquiries seeking to root out corruption, “was able to survive for as long as it did” because of the Biden “brand.”

Archer explained the value of having the “Biden family” associated with the company while conceding that the “brand” mainly got its power from Joe Biden…

In addition to pointing out passages about the Biden “brand,” the oversight panel highlighted Archer testifying about how Hunter Biden put his father on speaker phone roughly 20 times during meetings with business associates from around the world and then-Vice President Joe Biden attending dinners with his son’s foreign business associates “who wired money to Biden associated LLCs.”Daily Wire

Hunter Biden engaged in influence peddling, of that there is no doubt, regardless of the left’s excuses and spin. That Joe Biden knew full well that he was speaking with Hunter’s business partners is probably of no doubt, depending on Joe’s mental state at the time, which means he lied to the American public over whether he ever spoke to his son over business dealings. Next week the GOP says it will obtain more information from bank records on the Biden Brand. According to bank records so far, there are 170+ Suspicious Activity Reports filed by various banks on the Bidens. They had numerous offshore bank accounts and many shell companies that funneled money into the Biden coffers.

Is any of that illegal? You decide. And if you decide it is illegal, what should we do about it?

Make sure to read the full transcript here.

Cross-Posted with Conservative Firing Line