The Justice Department is pushing for Devon Archer to report to prison only days before the former Hunter Biden business partner’s eagerly awaited congressional appearance, according to new court documents.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan wrote to a judge on Saturday to ask for a date to begin Archer’s one-year sentence in a fraud case unrelated to the first son’s multiple scandals.

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The motion comes after Archer’s 2018 conviction on two felonies for his part in a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last Tuesday.

The conviction had been challenged by Archer, who was going to speak about Biden in closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

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In spite of claims that the DOJ letter was an intimidation technique, his lawyer, Matthew Schwartz, said he would be issuing a formal response to the US Attorney’s Office request by Wednesday. He also stated that his client would still testify as scheduled.

According to Politico, Schwartz stated in a statement, “We are aware of speculation that the Department of Justice’s weekend request that Mr. Archer report to prison is an attempt by the Biden administration to intimidate him in advance of his meeting with the House Oversight Committee.”

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“To be clear, Mr. Archer does not agree with that speculation,” Schwartz added. “In any case, Mr. Archer will do what he has planned to do all along, which is to show up on Monday and to honestly answer the questions that are put to him by the Congressional investigators.” As the 58-year-old considers his possible appeal options, Schwartz has argued that setting a sentence date was “premature”.

The first son used the investment and advising firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, which was created in 2009 by Archer, Biden, and Christopher Heinz, as a platform for many of his international business ventures. According to The Post, Archer is anticipated to testify that at numerous meetings with international partners, Hunter Biden would dial in his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden.