As Trump Is About To Get Fingerprinted House Republicans Release Nothingburger Devon Archer Report
Republicans continue to do Trump's bidding to accuse President Joe Biden of what Trump has been accused of. But even their own witness acknowledged Biden did nothing wrong.
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The Archer report is here and Republicans are breathlessly cherry-picking it all over the news and social media, and yet, in it their own witness acknowledges that he has no knowledge of President Joe Biden doing anything wrong.
Sigh. Here we go again.
DARVO is an acronym for “deny, attack, and reverse victim and offender.”
This fits Trump’s sleazy strategy for his own legal woes. As he is in the headlines yet again for charges of the most serious crimes a former president and current front-runner for the Republican Party presidential nomination has ever faced, Trump is back to his usual tricks.
Naturally, Trump’s tricks are those of other perpetrators of abuse and consistent wrongdoing.
DARVO, meaning “Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender,” summarizes a consistent reaction and manipulation tactic used by perpetrators of abuse or other types of wrongdoing.1 It works by shifting the focus away from the original issue and attacking the actual victim. It attempts to switch the roles of victim and perpetrator to allow the actual offender to receive sympathy and compassion, publicly or privately, as well as to avoid consequences for their actions.
Trump did it with Hillary Clinton, he tried desperately to do with Joe Biden in 2020 and his efforts got him impeached for trying to extort Ukraine to make up dirt on Joe Biden by threatening to withhold congressionally appropriated aid. Now, he’s at it again with “Biden crime family” nonsense and “Burisma.”
House Oversight Committee Republicans are here for the assist today with ‘the Devon Archer transcript!’
Lest you hear this and think, oh no, that really doesn’t sound good, once again: It’s DARVO.
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) released their interview with Devon Archer today. On the main page, they left out the parts that aren’t helpful, and that, in fact, contradict their claims.
But here is the full transcript. And as always, it will be needed today.
On the Republican House Committee on Oversight and Accountability page, it starts out — and please don’t think of Trump water, Trump steaks, Ivanka’s Chinese patents or Jared’s Saudi billions — with the Republican claim:
“Then-Vice President Joe Biden was “the brand” used to send “signals” of power, access, and influence.”
Majority Counsel: You keep saying “the brand,” but by “brand” you mean the Biden family, correct?
Mr. Archer: Correct.
Even on this matter, it eventually is clarified that it’s not actually the “family” — it’s Hunter. Oh, and Joe of course. Although their own witness has zero information about Joe Biden.
Yeah, the Biden Brand has been so huuuuge, you know, they ran around posing on golden
toilets pillars and making cash off of the name by slapping it on random buildings — OH WAIT.
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