Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner, is 'in hiding' and 'fears for his family's safety' after receiving threats - but he WILL testify to Congress next week about his shady dealings with the First Son
Hunter Biden's former best friend and business partner who is set to give Congress bombshell evidence against the Biden family is now 'in hiding' after receiving 'threats', a source close to him told DailyMail.com.
Devon Archer, 49, has been forced to flee both his Long Island and Brooklyn homes, he told friends – but still plans to testify to the House Oversight Committee on Monday.
Archer partnered with Hunter on multiple shady overseas deals, and was subpoenaed by the committee in June to testify.
'There were reports that he was canceling his appearance. They're not true, he's not canceling. But he has gotten threats, and he's concerned about the threats,' the source said.
'His family has received threats. He doesn't know who from. But you don't have to be Dick Tracy to figure that out.'
There is no evidence that Hunter, Joe or their associates have made any threats to Archer or his family.
Another source close to Archer denied he was 'in hiding' but confirmed that he had received 'threats'.
His wife Krista told DailyMail.com at their Brooklyn townhouse: 'He's not here. He's not at our other home. He's not in D.C.' but she wouldn't reveal where he is.
Archer was at the center of several shady deals being probed by House Republicans.
He was a fellow board member of allegedly corrupt Ukrainian gas firm Burisma with Hunter and helped Hunter secure a multi-million-dollar real estate deal with the billionaire Moscow mayor's widow, Elena Baturina.
And he was a co-founder of Rosemont Seneca, through which Hunter earned millions consulting for criminals in Romania, China and other countries.
Emails from Hunter's abandoned laptop show Archer helped arrange a dinner for their foreign business partners at Cafe Milano in Washington DC in 2015, attended by then-VP Joe.
The source said Archer told them about Joe's alleged direct involvement in their foreign business meetings while he was Vice President.
'Every time they would be wooing clients, in Romania or some other place like that, Devon said, they would always set up a dinner with a round table of four or five companies they were trying to solicit business from,' the friend told DailyMail.com.
'All of these people would be well aware of the fact that Hunter Biden is Joe Biden's son, and that potentially he could exercise influence.
'But to drive the point home at the end of the dinner, Hunter Biden would take his cell phone out, put it on speaker and dial a number. And at the other end of the phone, Joe Biden would answer.
'Hunter would explain who he was having dinner with. Joe would say hello to everybody there. He would know everybody's name. He would know their wives' names, their children's names.
'He would never discuss the business deal at hand. But he made it crystal clear by virtue of the fact that he knew all this information, that Hunter had discussed those people with him.
'Devon said that's all you needed. These guys would be falling all over themselves trying to sign them up after that.
'That was their modus operandi: the cell phone call from Hunter to Joe, with Joe knowing all the people in the room.
'He said he did it with Romanians, with Ukrainians, it didn't matter; whoever they were pitching for business.'