The white may have inadvertently landed President Joe Biden in more trouble after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a stunning admission.
First son Hunter Biden was Subpoenaed to testify before lawmakers on Tuesday. The first son was expected to answer questions on his father’s involvement with his corrupt financial and influence-peddling scheme. Hunter, however, defied the subpoena and chose to hold a press conference at the Capitol instead.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later revealed that Joe Biden was aware that Hunter was going to defy the Congressional subpoena and that the president knew what his son would say at the press conference.
If the DOJ refuses to prosecute Hunter for contempt of Congress for what he did today, then the Supreme Court should immediately vacate Bannon's conviction
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 13, 2023
Former Deputy Independent Counsel Sol Wisenberg told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that there could be an article of impeachment for obstruction if Joe Biden encouraged Hunter to defy the subpoena.
It was a valid subpoena. The question is not whether Hunter Biden can be held in contempt. Of course he can. The question is what to do with Eric Swalwell, the House member who facilitated not only contempt of Congress but a possible federal crime. https://t.co/xp1c5zl4HG
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) December 16, 2023
“That would be an article of impeachment for obstruction if Joe in any way encouraged Hunter to take the position that he did,” Sol Wisenberg said. “But I think it’s an incredible admission to make and a foolish admission to make to even say that he was aware of it. Don’t forget this, this is very important, we have to keep reiterating this point, Hunter had no legal authority to do what he did the other day. He is no different, legally, than Steve Bannon was or … Peter Navarro was. And let’s remember what happened to them, they were held in contempt by the full House. They were referred to the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. They were prosecuted, and they were convicted.”
Wisenberg added that Hunter had no legal authority to defy the subpoena and that the House must hold him in contempt of Congress.
The House has to follow through on this,” Wisenberg added. They have to hold him in contempt. They have to refer him to the DOJ.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) have vowed to hold the first son in contempt of Congress.