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Hunter Biden Puts Republicans On The Spot With Unexpected Response To Subpoena

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House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer and Hunter Biden
House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer and Hunter Biden. (Photos via Imgur)

In response to a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee, Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, has proposed a public hearing instead of a closed-door deposition. The committee, led by Chair James Comer (R-Ky.), had initially sought a closed-door session on Dec. 13 to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.

Lowell expressed mistrust in Comer and Republicans, accusing them of manipulating facts in closed-door sessions. In a letter to Comer, Lowell stated, “If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let the light shine on these proceedings.”

Highlighting Comer’s previous statement welcoming Hunter Biden before the committee, Lowell confirmed Hunter’s willingness to answer relevant questions but insisted on a public Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing, rejecting a one-sided process.

The House Oversight Committee’s response to Hunter Biden’s offer for public testimony remains uncertain. House Republicans on various committees are investigating the foreign business activities of Hunter Biden, President Biden’s brother James Biden, and other family associates as part of the impeachment inquiry.

The Judiciary panel, chaired by Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), previously heard from special counsel David Weiss in a voluntary interview. The White House has consistently denied any wrongdoing by the president, labeling the impeachment inquiry as “congressional harassment.”

Hunter Biden’s legal counsel criticized the investigation, claiming it has yielded no substantial findings. Lowell argued that a public proceeding would prevent selective leaks and manipulated transcripts, emphasizing that the American people should judge the accusations for themselves.

Lowell concluded the letter by stating that Hunter Biden is willing to appear at a public hearing on the initially noticed date of December 13 or any other date in December that can be arranged, urging an end to what he deemed an “empty investigation.”

“Your empty investigation has gone on too long wasting too many better-used resources. It should come to an end. Consequently, Mr. Biden will appear at such a public hearing on the date you noticed, December 13, or any date in December that we can arrange,” Lowell stated according to The Hill. “From all the individuals you have requested depositions or interviews, all you will learn is that your accusations are baseless. However, the American people should see that for themselves.”

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