During a face-to-face meeting in his Washington, D.C. townhouse in 2015, former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly allegedly discussed developing international business transactions in Kazakhstan with Hunter Biden, former Burisma board member Devon Archer, and an international banker.
When speaking in private before the House Oversight Committee in July, Archer asserted that Biden was on speakerphone with his son during more than 20 discussions involving international business negotiations that dated back to 2014.
However, in this specific instance, Archer claimed he met with the Bidens for a private breakfast meeting with Marc Holtzman, the chairman of Kazakhstan’s largest bank, Kazkommertsbank, at the U.S. Naval Observatory.
According to Archer, the conversation focused on Holtzman pleading with then-Vice President Biden to use his power to support Karim Massimov, the former prime minister of Kazakhstan, who is currently serving an 18-year sentence in a Kazakhstan prison after being found guilty of high treason and other crimes.
“It was about who was going to be the next U.N. Secretary-General … Marc Holtzman was lobbying for Karim Massimov. But it was, obviously, that didn’t happen.” Archer reportedly said.
Republicans assert that Biden and his family received millions of dollars in payments from foreign corporations, including a private equity firm in China, a Ukrainian energy company, and a Romanian real estate mogul for advice.
Hunter is also accused of receiving $20 million through 20 fictitious organizations and accounts while his father was vice president, according to the probe.