Jonathan Turley- Hunter Burnt Himself 

Featured On Political Intel December 14,2023

Hunter Biden may have landed himself in more legal problems after the first son defied a Congressional Subpoena.

Hunter was scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday. The first son, however, showed up at the Capitol and held a press conference where he stated he would only testify at a public hearing.

“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.

According to Fox News contributor and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, Hunter may have burnt himself legally.

“I have never seen anything like what we saw with Hunter and his lawyers today. I can’t come up with a legal rationale for what they did,” Turley told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “I mean, he effectively engaged in legal self-immolation. You had two choices today. You could go in and testify. You could appear and testify, or you go in and you don’t testify. There is no third flavor on this ice cream stand. You don’t get to go in front of the Senate and literally mock Congress.”

The House voted on Wednesday to formally authorize President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry. The vote came just a few hours after Hunter’s press conference. Turley insisted that the fact that the vote did not come till after Hunter’s defiance is not an excuse for the first son’s action.

“And people have said well, this might not be enforceable because the vote came later,” Turley continued. “There was an impeachment inquiry going on. The Democrats started an inquiry without a formal vote. There is no requirement for a formal vote. More importantly, the subpoena came from the Oversight Committee, which has independent subpoena authority. So, in my view, he is in flagrant contempt of Congress. I have represented the House of Representatives, I have a lot of affection for their body and I have rarely seen such open contempt for Congress.”

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) responded to the first son in a joint press conference. Both men vowed to initiate contempt of Congress proceedings against Hunter.

“We will not provide special treatment because his last name is Biden,” Comer and Jordan wrote. “As our committees were today prepared to depose Hunter Biden, he chose to make a public statement on Capitol Hill instead where he claimed his father, Joe Biden, was not financially involved in his family’s business dealings. Evidence shows Joe Biden met with Hunter’s business associates and his name was at the center of the family business strategy.”

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