The full transcript of Devon Archer's bombshell testimony VINDICATED President Trump - and blew to pieces the pathetic Democrat spin that Joe Biden sold an "illusion of access" to his son's foreign business partners.
In his testimony to the House, Archer confirmed that Burisma Holdings would have "gone out of business" without the Biden "brand" propping it up.
At numerous points in the interview, Archer described the value of the Biden "brand" to Burisma, which was paying Hunter a seven-figure salary to stay on its board.
Burisma's executives sought "defensive leverage" and relief from legal "pressure" in Ukraine, at one point asking Hunter to "call D.C." for help. At the time, Burisma was under investigation by Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor whose firing Joe Biden infamously orchestrated.
Archer also testified that Joe Biden talked to his son's business partners over the phone about 20 times. He said these conversations were casual in nature - a soundbite Democrats have seized on to dismiss the substance of Archer's testimony, which is that Joe Biden talked with his son's business partners, something Biden has long denied doing.
In fact, Archer admitted it's "odd" for a grown man to call his dad in the middle of a business meeting and said it's "quite obvious what we’re talking around."
While Joe Biden did not explicitly talk about business, Archer suggested such an explicit understanding was not needed because Hunter Biden was never "overt" about tapping his father's influence.
After the interview, Democrat Dan Goldman (Ny.) lied to the media (which then amplified the lie) and said that Archer described the influence peddling as an "illusion of access," but that language actually came from Goldman himself, not Archer, who hesitated to agree with that characterization.
Archer called the language "almost fair," given the contacts Biden had with his son's business partners both over the phone and at dinner.
When Goldman pressed Archer to say that Joe Biden was not involved with Burisma, it backfired.
"My only thought is that I think Burisma would have gone out of business if it didn't have the brand attached to it. That's my, like, only honest [sic] opinion," Archer said.
Archer went on to say that "people would be intimidated to mess with" Burisma because of the Biden "brand."
“But how would that work?” Goldman asked.
“Because people would be intimidated to mess with them,” Archer said.
“In what way?” Goldman asked.
“Legally,” Archer replied.
Recall, Trump was impeached by Democrats for seeking to uncover Biden's corruption. Now, he's been vindicated - but the media won't talk about it, instead using Goldman's disingenuous spin to bury the truth.