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August 08, 2023

Dan Goldman (The New Adam Schiff) Claims That Burisma Wanted to Keep the Prosecutor Shokin in Office.
In Fact, Hunter Biden Was Working for the Illegal Foreign Agents Who Wanted Him Fired.


Before getting to that: Devon Archer told Tucker Carlson that it was "categorically false" that Joe Biden wasn't kept current about the details and needs of Hunter Biden's "businesses."

Devon Archer tells Tucker Carlson it's 'categorically FALSE' to say Joe didn't know about his son Hunter's business deals

'They have a great relationship, father and son. They speak everyday,' said Archer

Joe Biden 'was aware of Hunter's business' and wrote a letter to Archer to 'illustrate that he knew me'

Hunter Biden's business partner Devon Archer told Tucker Carlson that it was impossible that Joe Biden would have zero knowledge of his son's business dealings.

'They have a great relationship, father and son. They speak everyday, and I witnessed that for 10 years,' said Archer.

He emphasized that it's 'categorically false' to say then-Vice President Joe Biden didn't know about his son's business deals at all.

Joe Biden 'was aware of Hunter's business, he met with Hunter's business partners,' Archer told Carlson during the second part of his tell-all interview released Friday.

The vice president wrote a letter that 'illustrated he knew me,' he continued. So it's not 'factually right' to say Joe was unaware.

Archer shared a letter with Carlson that then-Vice President Joe Biden had written to him in 2011.

'I apologize for not getting a chance to talk to you at the luncheon yesterday. I was having trouble getting away from hosting President Hu,' Biden wrote referring to China's then-president.

'I hope I get a chance to see you again soon with Hunter. I hope you enjoyed the lunch. Thanks for coming,' it read, followed up with a handwritten addition: 'Happy you guys are together.'

Archer added that Joe may not have directly been looking at financial statements, but he was aware of his son's dealings.

Hunter's ex-partner said that he initially was working with Burisma to raise money for his real estate fund, but he was persuaded to join the energy company's board by the then-president of Poland.

Carlson pressed Archer about whether Burisma saw adding him to the board as an opportunity to get Hunter or another 'political power' into their fold.

Archer said he brought Hunter onboard with Burisma initially as counsel.

'I'm calling bulls**** on just this one thing,' responded Carlson.

D.C. is 'a city filled with law firms...a lot that deal with foreign transactions.'

And Hunter Biden didn't have that experience at all, Carlson pointed out.

'That's an influence play,' Carlson said, to which Archer agreed.

You no doubt remember Dan Goldman -- aka New Adam Schiff -- coming out of the closed-door interrogation of Devon Archer saying that what he had gleaned from that interview as only an "illusion of access" to Joe Biden and Joe Biden's bureaucrat allies, not actual access.

Well, he didn't come out of the hearing with that phrase in mind. He went into the hearing with that phrase in mind.

During the hearing, he repeatedly "badgered" Devon Archer to agree that Hunter Biden had only delivered the Quote Illusion of Access Unquote.

It was all an illusion, said Rep. Daniel Goldman, New York Democrat. He said Archer "used that term" to describe the non-role of Vice President Biden.

Spoiler: Dan Goldman is lying. He used that term.

"Hunter Biden possessed actual experience and contacts in Washington, D.C., in the political sphere," Mr. Goldman, who led the questioning for Democrats, told reporters after the deposition. "And that is ultimately what he was providing to Burisma."

Mr. Goldman said Burisma executives had pressured Hunter Biden to do "more" to help them escape a criminal investigation.

At that point, he said Archer told them, the president's son "had to give the illusion -- he used that term -- the illusion of access to his father. And he tried to get credit for things that Mr. Archer testified Hunter had nothing to do with."

It was Mr. Goldman who repeatedly badgered Archer to define the business scheme as "an illusion of access" to Vice President Biden.

The transcript shows that Mr. Goldman used the term six times, telling Archer repeatedly, "It's not about selling access to his father. It's about selling the illusion of access to his father."

After a half-dozen such proclamations from Mr. Goldman, Archer finally repeated the term "illusion" one time when answering Mr. Goldman.

Archer, who is facing one year in prison on an unrelated securities fraud conviction, called the illusion reference "almost fair."

He allowed it was "almost" fair to say that. What a ringing endorsement of Dan Goldman's talking point!

Goldman, the New Adam Schiff, also claimed that Burisma wanted to keep the prosecutor Shokin in office, and that Joe Biden was therefore going against their desires when he held up a $1 billion aid package unless Ukraine fired Shokin.

You may be somewhat shocked to learn that, get this, Dan Goldman, the New Adam Schiff, lied about what he had learned from secret government evidence.

If you can imagine such a thing!

Mr. Goldman spun Archer's recollection to reporters. He said Archer told lawmakers that Burisma did not want Mr. Shokin fired. Burisma executives wanted him to remain in office because they felt they could control him, he claims Archer said.

That was not what Archer told House investigators.

He told lawmakers that neither Hunter Biden nor executives from Burisma said they wanted Shokin to stay in power.

"That was spun to me from various folks in D.C., not Hunter specifically, but that was what I was led to believe," Archer said. "Whether it's true or not, I cannot speculate."

Democrats are eager to kill the narrative that Mr. Biden helped push out Mr. Shokin on behalf of his son. They argue that Mr. Shokin was ousted for failing to prosecute corruption.

According to congressional lawmakers, two months before Mr. Shokin's firing, he announced the seizure of property from Burisma Holding's founder, Mykola Zlochevsky.

Lawmakers also said one of the issues for which Burisma sought help from its Washington lobbying firm, Blue Star Strategies, was "resolving Viktor Shokin's investigation into Burisma."

I hate to further Blow Your Minds, but you will certainly be flabbergasted to learn that the media was eager to repeat the lies of Dan Goldman, the New Adam Schiff, just a they were eager to parrot the lies of Adam Schiff, the Old, and Also Current, Adam Schiff.

News organizations repeated Mr. Goldman's spin that Archer's testimony proved that there was no connection between Hunter Biden's business deals and his father.


"My only thought is that I think Burisma would have gone out of business if it didn't have the brand attached to it," Mr. Archer told Mr. Goldman. "That's my, like, only honest opinion."

Mr. Archer said he never heard the vice president Biden talk business with Burisma executives or other business partners, but he said Mr. Biden played a powerful role in helping the company survive by phoning into his son's business meetings and showing up in person at some dinners.

Burisma certainly benefited, Mr. Archer said.

"I think that preserved them from a longevity standpoint," Archer said. "Because people would be intimidated to mess with them. Legally."

An "illusion of access" only.

On to the actual headline news:

Dan Goldman, the New Adam Schiff, claims that Burisma wanted to keep Shokin in power.

In fact, Hunter Biden and his Burisma Butt-buddies were closely connected to the man who replaced Shokin as prosecutor.

After then-Vice President Joe Biden succeeded in pressuring Ukraine to remove its prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, the next person to hold the job had ties to Hunter Biden.

Yuri Lutsenko, the prosecutor general who took over for Shokin after his ouster in 2016, had relied on the same lobbyists representing Ukrainian energy company Burisma and its chief executive for years, State Department emails suggest. Hunter Biden personally brought those lobbyists into the Burisma deal in 2015 for the purpose of shutting down investigations of Burisma's chief executive, according to his own emails.

The connection is newly relevant due to a fresh debate about whether Shokin was actually investigating Burisma at the time Joe Biden pushed to have him removed. That debate was sparked last week by testimony from Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's former business partner, who said Burisma board members were "fed" a "narrative" in which the Ukrainian prosecutor general did not pose a threat to the company.

In 2015, Hunter Biden arranged for Sally Painter and Karen Tramontano of the lobbying firm Blue Star Strategies to begin working for Burisma and its chief executive, Mykola Zlochevsky.

A Burisma executive said "the ultimate purpose" of the contract with Blue Star Strategies would be "to close down for any cases/pursuits against Nikolay in Ukraine," using an alternate spelling of Zlochevsky's first name.

"I trust Sally and Karen implicitly so I believe we are all aligned," Hunter Biden replied to the Burisma executive, according to an email found on his abandoned laptop.

Internal State Department emails from 10 months later suggest Painter told the State Department that, at the time, she was also representing Lutsenko [the man Burisma would work to replace Shokin with].

George Kent, at the time a high-level State Department official focused on Eurasian affairs, complained to other high-level State Department officials that Painter had effectively bullied him in a phone call regarding Lutsenko, the Shokin replacement.

Painter told Kent, according to a September 2016 email, that "she had represented Lutsenko's interests in the US for five years." That meant Painter, who Hunter Biden brought in to help shield Burisma from legal scrutiny, was claiming to have been simultaneously representing the prosecutor who replaced Shokin after Shokin was fired.

In the same email, Kent went on to note that Blue Star Strategies, Painter's company, had offered to connect Lutsenko with Hillary Clinton's team; at the time, most political operatives believed Clinton was weeks away from winning the presidency.

"Blue Star had promised they could arrange access to high levels of the Clinton campaign," Kent said Lutsenko had told him.

Blue Star Strategies later came under investigation by the Justice Department for allegations of unregistered foreign lobbying. Painter and Tramontano later registered their work for Zlochevsky under the Foreign Agents Registration Act but not until last year, and despite the firm's failure to comply with FARA for years, the Department of Justice closed its investigation.

No Very Special Prosecutor for Hunter's palz!

Here's what the lie seems to be based on: There was a corrupt prosecutor removed from office for not prosecuting Burisma.

But that prosecutor was the one in charge before Shokin. He was removed from office, then replaced with Shokin, who did take steps to prosecute Burisma.

The Biden team, and Dan Goldman, the New Adam Schiff, are playing a game of mixing up the two prosecutors to claim that Shokin was the one refusing to prosecute Burisma.

In fact, that was the previous prosecutor -- who was bribed by Burisma.

When Hunter was on Burisma's board, coincidentally enough!

According to the State Department emails, the Obama administration believed Zlochevsky, Burisma’s chief executive, had "almost certainly" paid a bribe to Shokin's predecessor, Vitaly Yarema, in December 2014 to shut down an investigation.

Archer and Hunter Biden were already on the Burisma board at that point, having joined the board earlier in 2014.

Here's some of that "Illusion of Access" that Dan Goldman, the New Adam Schiff, is talking about:

The long and only intermittently newsworthy part 2 of Tucker's interview with Devon Archer:

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