Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s attorney, has indicated that Hunter Biden is willing to testify before the House Oversight Committee on December 13, 2023, but there’s a catch. There’s always a catch.
Hunter will only testify if the hearings are made public and not conducted in private.
Rep. James Comer has fired back and said absolutely not. The House Oversight Chairman is demanding that Hunter Biden provide a private deposition first before a public hearing takes place.
Here’s the full letter attorney Abbe Lowell of Winston & Strawn LLP sent to Rep. James Comer:
Fox News had more on the story:
Comer subpoenaed the president’s son, the president’s brother James Biden and his business associated Rob Walker earlier this month as part of the Republican-led investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings.
The committee has also sought interviews from James Biden’s wife, Sara Biden; President Biden’s daughter-in-law, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s son, Beau, who later was romantically involved with Hunter; Hallie Biden’s older sister, Elizabeth Secundy; and Hunter Biden’s wife, Melissa Cohen.
Democrats accused the GOP of trying to muddy the waters and prevent transparency regarding the Hunter Biden testimony.
— Rep. Dan Goldman (@RepDanGoldman) November 28, 2023
If Hunter Biden testifies, James Comer wants to be able to lie about it, and that will be harder to do if the testimony is public. https://t.co/Zwvid78wZu
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) November 28, 2023
The demand from Biden’s lawyers to testify publicly marks the latest salvo in an increasingly public back-and-forth between the president’s son and House Republicans, who view him as their top witness in a sprawling impeachment investigation focused on President Joe Biden.
It has primarily focused on the business deals of Hunter Biden and other family members.