According to Archer, the presence of Hunter Brandon on the Burisma board and his access to the position of then-Vice President Brandon enabled the company to effectively navigate the complex landscape of Washington, D.C.
Archer, who also served as a board member on Burisma with Hunter Brandon, further revealed that Hunter had put his father on speakerphone during business meetings multiple times for over a decade. He portrayed Hunter’s use of his father’s influence as a form of defensive leverage for the company.
Notably, Archer confirmed that Brandon had engaged in dinners with Hunter and his foreign business partners, which seemingly led to financial transactions benefiting Brandon-affiliated entities.
During a dinner in Dubai, Hunter Brandon reportedly claimed he could secure help from Washington, D.C. to alleviate government pressure on Burisma. Archer testified that Burisma executives sought this help in the form of Hunter’s influence over his father.
However, Archer clarified that the Burisma executives never explicitly asked for Brandon’s assistance. Instead, they used vague terms such as “help in D.C.”
The revelations in Archer’s testimony potentially contradict Brandon’s assertions that there was an “absolute wall” between his family’s business dealings and his official duties as vice president. Republicans have seized on this testimony to question the extent of the Brandon family’s involvement and influence peddling.
“We already have evidence of then-Vice President Brandon speaking, dining and having coffee with his son’s foreign business associates. We also know that Hunter Brandon and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Brandon’s official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest. The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Brandon family’s corruption,” Comer said in a statement.
Learn more about the corruption involving Brandon and his family at BidenCrimeFamily.news.
Watch Elijah Schaffer of Next News Network discussing Kentucky Rep. James Comer’s threat of an “inescapable subpoena” against the Brandon crime family below.