Full Transcript of Devon Archer House Testimony Released
Summary from AllSides News Team
Following Devon Archer’s closed-door testimony to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee last week, lawmakers gave conflicting accounts of what was revealed. Now that a transcript of the testimony is available, what was revealed?
The Phone Call: Initially after the testimony, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) told reporters that Archer testified that Hunter Biden took a phone call with Joe Biden alongside other executives at Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company Hunter Biden worked for at the time, but that “none of those conversations ever had to do with any business dealings or transactions.” The transcript revealed that Archer did not hear the phone call in question. Archer also gave conflicting answers on whether he was certain the phone call was with then-Vice President Joe Biden. This uncertainty led a Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) analysis to state that Archer’s testimony “suggests that deeper interactions may have taken place but that he is not the best witness to speak about them.”
“Bad for Burisma”: A Washington Post (Lean Left bias) analysis highlighted a claim from Republican lawmakers alleging that Hunter Biden used his connection to Joe Biden to remove a Ukrainian prosecutor supposedly causing problems for Burisma. The article cited portions of the transcript where Archer affirms a statement from Goldman that the prosecutor’s work was actually “good for Burisma” and the increased pressure placed on Ukraine by Joe Biden was “bad for Burisma,” contradicting the Republican claims.
How the Media Covered It: Right-rated outlets are covering the transcript more heavily.
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From the LeftDevon Archer said the opposite of what Republicans claimed
Soon after Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer finished testifying before investigators working for the House Oversight Committee, two top House Republicans joined Sean Hannity’s Fox News program in prime time.
Archer’s testimony was enormously damaging to President Biden, they suggested, with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) insisting that Archer’s testimony made the bribery allegation he’d first introduced two months ago “more credible.” That allegation centered on the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where Hunter Biden and Archer once sat on its board.
Archer “said that Hunter Biden...
From the CenterGOP releases Devon Archer transcript after lawmakers give conflicting accounts
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) on Thursday released the transcript of a closed-door interview the panel conducted with Devon Archer, the former business associate of Hunter Biden whom Republicans view as a key witness in their investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings.
In the days between the interview and the release of the transcript, House members have offered conflicting interpretations of the testimony, with Republicans arguing it proved that President Biden “lied” when he said he had never spoken to his son about his foreign business dealings, and...
From the RightNine takeaways from the Devon Archer transcript
Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, provided hours of testimony to the House Oversight Committee on a narrow scope of topics that his attorneys negotiated, the transcript of his closed-door interview showed.
The Oversight Committee released the transcript on Thursday amid competing summaries of Archer’s answers put forward by both Republicans and Democrats.
The transcript painted a more complicated picture of what Archer said about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s alleged involvement in his son’s business and why a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, wanted to hire Hunter Biden in the...