Despite years of denying knowledge of or involvement with his son Hunter Biden's business dealings, records have revealed that then-Vice President Joe Biden met with Hunter's then-business associate Devon Archer at the White House just one day after Archer received a payment from Ukrainian energy enterprise Burisma, as the Daily Caller reports.
The meeting at issue was discussed during Archer's testimony before the House Oversight Committee over the summer, and additional information about the date in question was found in emails taken from Hunter Biden's infamous abandoned laptop.
White House visit detailed
According to the Daily Caller, Archer's visit to the White House to see Joe Biden occurred on April 16, 2014.
That was just one day after the Hunter Biden associate received his first $80,000 installment for service on Burisma's board of directors, as bank records previously indicated.
A transcript of Archer's answers to House committee staffers indicated outlined the supposed reason for his visit to VP Biden, which included something of a tour for Archer's young son.
“I brought my son. We went into – we did – like, went into the armored cars and did some things – you know, showed him the thick glass,” Archer stated.
“And we – this – I mean, I think we have video that was, like, on Twitter, but basically we were talking about his paper-mâché White House project for second or third grade,” he continued.
Visitor logs, emails tell the tale
Obama-era White House visitor logs corroborate the fact that Archer did visit on the day in question and that Joe Biden was the host, although no description of the meeting's purpose was included on the documentation.
Notably, Archer and Hunter Biden were scheduled to take part in a phone call with Burisma officials just two days after the White House visit with the vice president.
It was on that same day that Archer sent an email to Hunter Biden asking what he might give Joe Biden as a gesture of gratitude for helping with his son's school project.
As the Daily Caller notes, even though Joe Biden has regularly disclaimed involvement with his son's business endeavors, known associates of Hunter Biden have been revealed to have visited the White House upwards of 80 times while his father was VP.
As ABC News reported back in July, Republicans on the Oversight Committee gleaned from Archer's testimony that it was the Biden “brand” that was of value to Burisma, with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) characterizing his testimony to mean that “Burisma would have gone out of business sooner if the Biden brand had not been invoked because people would be intimidated to legally mess with Burisma because of the Biden family brand,” and that the perception proved highly lucrative to the then-vice president's family.