House Republican leaders sent a letter to Hunter Biden’s attorney Abb Lowell on Wednesday, threatening legal action if he does not appear before the Oversight Committee on December 13 to testify behind closed doors.
Chairman James Comer and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan are insisting that Biden comply with their request.
Hunter Biden must appear for his deposition on December 13, 2023.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) December 6, 2023
Comer and Jordan wrote the Biden team:
“Contrary to the assertions in your letter, there is no “choice” for Mr. Biden to make; the subpoenas compel him to appear before a deposition on December 13. If Mr. Biden does not appear fore his deposition on December 13, 2023, the Committees will inititiate contempt of Congress proceedings.”
The Daily Mail reported:
Republicans who subpoenaed Hunter and James Biden on November 8 as part of the investigation into the Biden family’s shady business dealings have been embroiled in a back-and-forth with Hunter’s attorney Abbe Lowell regarding the nature of the first son’s appearance before their committees.
Hunter Biden told House Republicans last week that he would testify in public any day in December after he was issued a subpoena for a closed-door interview.
But Republicans said they want Hunter to testify on the 13th behind closed doors first, and then would discuss holding a second public hearing, in order to ensure he doesn’t receive ‘special treatment.’
Oversight Chairman James Comer said that Democrats would put on a spectacle with ‘yelling and screaming’ in an open-hearing format.
In a letter obtained by DailyMail.com Wednesday, Comer and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan responded to Lowell, demanding Hunter appear behind closed doors or they will take legal action against him.
Democrats arrested Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro after they failed to appear before the House Select Committee.
As a result, Steve Bannon faces four months in prison. This is not the first time the Biden family has encountered legal issues.
In 1988, Hunter Biden was arrested at the Jersey Shore on drug charges, but had his record expunged. In 2013,
Hunter joined his father and then-Vice President Joe Biden on a trip to China where he secured a $1.5 billion private equity fund for which he was forming at the time.
Shortly thereafter, Hunter was discharged from the Navy for testing positive for cocaine use. The legal issues continued over several years thereafter.