Court swings at Hunter Biden’s pal: Guess
Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, best friend and Yale colleague, will finally be sentenced later this month, which could end the jet-setting lifestyle he indulged in while being released on bail. bail.
Archer, 47, lost his appeal to the Supreme Court in December to have his 2018 criminal conviction overturned, relating to a $60 million scheme to defraud a Native American tribe.
The president’s son was never charged with fraud and was not allegedly implicated. But the court heard his name was used as a selling point and he was portrayed in promotional brochures as vice-chairman of Burnham Financial Group, the company at the center of the scam.
Unlike Archer’s cronies Bevan Cooney and John Galanis, who were tried alongside him in 2018 and jailed, Archer had his conviction overturned by US District Judge Ronnie Abrams.
Judge Abrams, an Obama appointee and married to Mueller’s special prosecutor, Greg Andres, said she was “left with unwavering concern that Archer is innocent of the crimes charged.”
His decision was overturned on appeal, and Archer’s last stop was the Supreme Court.
Amid his legal woes, Archer complained to Hunter about his predicament.
“Why did the people appointed by your father’s administration arrest me and try to put me in jail?” he wrote on March 6, 2019 in a text message found on Hunter’s abandoned laptop. “Why would they try to ruin my family and destroy my children and have no one in your family step in and at least try to help me?” I do not understand.
Hunter responded with an essay on the equal branches of government before reassuring his friend that he would not be abandoned by the Biden family.
“Every large family is persecuted. . . you are part of one big family – not a side show, not abandoned by them even in your darkest moments. This is how Bidens are different, and you are a Biden. It’s the price of power and the people who question you really don’t have any.
Now, Archer’s luck may have run out as he faces potential jail time.
Perhaps the shock of his impending date with fate made him forget his golf clubs at Plandome Country Club, where he played last year. A local spotted the Yale-themed golf bag abandoned outside the Long Island private club last month. No word on when Archer will return.
Miranda Devine is the author of “Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tryed to Hide” (Post Hill Press).