A key associate of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31 to testify to Congress. Republicans are probing the president’s involvement with his son’s business dealings, including allegations that the Bidens paid bribes to the owner of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. Devon Archer, who served with Mr. Hunter Biden on Burisma’s board of directors, spoke behind closed doors with members of the House Oversight Committee.
An employee of former President Donald Trump appeared in a Miami courtroom, facing accusations that he conspired to obstruct justice and lied to investigators probing Mr. Trump’s handling of classified documents. In a separate case, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney has rejected Mr. Trump’s bid to disqualify the lead prosecutor investigating allegations he interfered in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election, while also denying Mr. Trump’s attempt to block any indictments stemming from the probe. Despite his legal woes, a newly released New York Times/Siena College poll showed that Mr. Trump has 54 percent support among likely Republican primary voters, leading Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by a staggering 37-point margin.
Meanwhile, Mr. DeSantis unveiled a 10-point economic policy plan that would cut most trade ties with China, slash regulations, reinvigorate the nation’s energy production, and “rein in the Federal Reserve.”