Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman (N.Y.) argued that no evidence exists to show Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings after hearing the closed-door testimony of Hunter’s partner Devon Archer on Monday.
“There is not a shred of a single conflict of interest of President Biden ever doing anything in connection or in relations to undermine his business ventures,” Goldman said.
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“It was just to say hello…and there was nothing related to his business dealings,” Goldman said Archer told lawmakers. “It’s kind of a preposterous premise to think that a father should not say hello to people that the son is at dinner with and that is literally all the evidence is.”
“The witness indicated that Hunter spoke to his father every day, and approximately 20 times over the course of a 10-year relationship, Hunter may have put his father on the phone with any number of different people. And they never once spoke about any business dealings,” he said.
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“Unless there’s any evidence, and we have seen none, and we have heard a lot of accusations and we have seen no evidence somehow connecting President Biden to anything that his private citizen son is doing, then we need to move on and this investigation is a complete waste of time,” Goldman insisted.
Joe Biden himself also repeatedly denied for years that he ever spoke to Hunter or any of his business partners related to his foreign business deals.
Of course, Goldman and Joe Biden’s absurd claims are eviscerated in the face of actual evidence, such as a 2017 WhatsApp message exchange where Hunter Biden is extorting a Chinese business executive by warning that his father is sitting next to him.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter had told the CEO of a fund management company.
“Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand. And now means tonight. I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”
Goldman was roundly mocked earlier this month during a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing after accidentally revealing during cross-examination with IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley that Joe Biden had in fact discussed business ventures with Hunter.
Republicans on the committee have yet to make statements about the closed-door testimony of Archer, who co-founded Rosemont Seneca Partners with Hunter