(BrightPress.org) – Hunter Biden has accepted an offer from members of the Congressional Oversight and Judiciary Committees to sit for a deposition behind closed doors at the end of February as pertains to his father’s impeachment hearings. Biden had previously been subpoenaed and failed to show up for this scheduled appearance, opting instead to give a press conference outside the Capitol.
The House Judiciary GOP account on X (Twitter) announced the deposition in a post. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) published a press release on Thursday, January 18th confirming the announcement and adding the names of additional witnesses and the dates they’re scheduled to appear to give testimony.
Former Hunter Biden business associates Rob Walker and Mervyn Yan testified on January 22nd; Joey Langston and Eric Schwerin will follow suit on January 29th, and Tony Bobulinski on February 5th.
The new agreement to appear for a deposition followed Congress passing a resolution to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for his prior failure to appear. Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell offered to have Hunter Biden testify if Congress issued a new subpoena. In his request, Lowell suggested that the previous subpoena lacked legal merit as the impeachment proceedings weren’t officialized at the time it was issued, Congressional representatives suggested that the rationale was threadbare.
Jordan and Comer have promised to publish a transcript of Hunter Biden’s testimony.
Hunter Biden famously rejected the opportunity to testify and gave a public statement outside of Congress where he repeated the official party line that Joe Biden wasn’t “financially involved” in his businesses despite emails and financial records proving otherwise. If he repeats the same line under oath before Congress, he could be referred for perjury charges, though whether Merrick Garland’s DOJ will follow through is questionable.
Hunter Biden will face tough questions about the extent of his father’s involvement in his finances and international business dealings, and the Republicans in Congress have evidence to counter any deceptive equivocations offered by Hunter under oath.
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