Former business associate of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, is set to file an appeal in Manhattan on Tuesday. Archer is hoping to avoid jail time as criminal charges against Hunter Biden loom. It is rumored that Hunter has turned against Archer and has ruled out a last-minute presidential pardon. Friends are urging Archer to use the only currency left to him, his knowledge of the Biden family’s alleged influence peddling scheme. Archer attended meetings arranged by Hunter for foreign business partners to speak with his father whilst Joe Biden was vice president.
Before Archer and Hunter joined the board at Burisma, a corrupt Ukrainian energy company, Archer was famously photographed meeting with Joe Biden in his White House office. Sources close to Archer have claimed that the appointment of Judge Richard Sullivan to his three-judge panel at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is a cruel blow. District Court Judge Ronnie Abrams, who was appointed by Obama, has expressed her “unwavering concern that Archer is innocent”. Archer is “caught between two presidents” and is said to be in a difficult predicament.
Interestingly, Archer has a family relationship with former President Donald Trump that dates back to 30 years ago when he was sitting next to Trump in a golf clubhouse in West Palm Beach. In the summer of 1991, Archer and his family helped to hide Mr. Trump’s relationship with his then-lover, Marla Maples, who went on to have a child with Trump, Tiffany.
Archer’s close relationship with Trump may not help him, particularly as Biden’s presidency draws to a close. Archer is a lacrosse veteran, son of a teacher, and Vietnam veteran from Long Island who won a scholarship to Yale. He became friends with John Kerry’s son-in-law, Chris Heinz, at Yale. It was through Heinz that he met Hunter and started investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners. Archer was later found guilty of bond fraud and sentenced to a year and a month in prison.
Archer is currently the vice president of Burnham Financial Group, the company whose fraudulent bonds were issued, and Hunter was reportedly paid $155,000 by the company in 2015. Despite Archer’s legal troubles, Hunter supposedly assured the Biden family that he would not be abandoned.