Hunter Biden Agrees to Testify Before House, Washington, DC — Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, has volunteered to be publicly interrogated by legislators on the House Oversight Committee as part of the body’s impeachment investigation into the president, his lawyer stated in a letter to the panel on Tuesday.
Hunter Biden Agrees to Testify Before House
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, told Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, that the president’s son will answer “any pertinent and relevant questions” lawmakers may have, but that such grilling must take place during a public committee hearing.
“A public proceeding would prevent selective leaks, manipulated transcripts, doctored exhibits, or one-sided press statements,” Lowell said in a statement. “Your pointless investigation has dragged on for far too long, wasting far too many better-utilized resources.” It ought to come to an end.”
Hunter Biden, according to Lowell, is willing to testify on December 13 or another date next month that may be arranged.
“We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public,” he wrote in an email. “As a result, we propose opening the door.” If, as you claim, your efforts are significant and include concerns that Americans should be aware of, then put a light on these procedures.”
Hunter Biden’s decision to answer questions from congressional investigators in public comes after House Republicans subpoenaed him earlier this month for a deposition.
The Republican leaders of the Oversight and Judiciary Committees, who are leading the impeachment investigation into Mr. Biden, claimed Hunter Biden was “actively involved in the web connecting the Biden family to foreign money,” and that he has “personal knowledge” of whether the president has been involved in the business dealings of his family members.
House Republicans have argued that the president profited from his son’s abroad employment, but they have yet to find direct evidence of Mr. Biden’s wrongdoing.
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said in September that he had authorised relevant House committees to launch a formal impeachment investigation into Mr. Biden, and his successor, Speaker Mike Johnson, has maintained his support for the investigation.
Earlier this month, Johnson stated that the next step will be to examine key witnesses under oath in order to “fill gaps in the record.” In September, House Republicans held their first and only impeachment hearing, attempting to lay out the grounds for their investigation into the president.
However, one of the Republicans’ witnesses, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, stated that he did not feel the material gathered by Republicans would sustain impeachment articles.