GOP-Led House Books Contempt Hearing Date For Hunter

Daily Report January 06,2024

Latest reports suggest the House Oversight Committee plans to convene next week to consider holding first son Hunter Biden in criminal contempt of Congress.

The House Oversight Committee announced on X that it will consider opening a contempt of Congress charge against the first son.

“Hunter Biden blatantly defied two lawful subpoenas when he did not appear for his December deposition. Next week, we will consider a resolution and accompanying report to hold him in contempt of Congress for violating federal law,” the committee wrote.

The House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) issued a subpoena to Hunter to appear before his committee for a secret deposition. Hunter was expected to testify in the impeachment inquiry of his father. However, the younger Biden shocked the nation when he openly defied a congressional subpoena last month.

Hunter, instead, delivered a press conference where he insisted he would only comply with the subpoena if he was allowed to testify publicly.

“I’m here today to answer at a public hearing any legitimate questions Chairman Comer and the House Oversight Committee may have for me,” Hunter Biden told reporters behind the Capitol Building. “I’m here today to make sure that the House committee’s illegitimate investigations of my family did not proceed on distortions, manipulated evidence, and lies.”

Hunter used the press conference to deny his father, President Joe Biden, benefited financially from any of his foreign deals.

“Let me state as clearly as I can. My father was not financially involved in my business, not as a practicing lawyer, not as a board member of Burisma, not my partnership with a Chinese private businessman, not my investments at home or abroad, and certainly not as an artist,” Hunter added.

House Republicans are also investigating President Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s decision to defy Congress. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told members of the press that the president was aware of what Hunter was going to say before he held the press conference.

 

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