First son Hunter Biden was due to appear for a compelled deposition in front of the House Oversight Committee today, December 13, at 9:30 AM EST. It now appears that he decided not to attend. The interview is part of the House investigation into President Joe Biden and the sprawling money trail that involves his family and dozens of shell corporations to which only Hunter Biden can provide answers. Instead, Mr. Biden gave a speech at the Capitol building.
He lambasted “MAGA Republicans” for “attacking” his reputation, his wife, and his friends, in efforts to target his father, President Joe Biden. “My father was not involved in my business,” he stated. “In the depths of my addiction, I was extremely irresponsible with my finances, but to suggest that is grounds for an impeachment inquiry is beyond the absurd. It’s shameless.”
He then accused lawmakers of editing text and reporting stolen information. “They have lied over and over about every aspect of my personal and professional lives,” he continued. He then said that he was there to testify “publically,” and taunted the Republicans to hear his testimony in an open forum. At this point, he entered a Secret Service vehicle and drove away.
Last month, Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, said Hunter was willing to testify publicly as opposed to the closed-door interview. In a letter, he wrote:
“Mr. Biden has offered to appear at a hearing on the December 13, 2023, date you have reserved, or another date this month, to answer any question pertinent and relevant to the subject matter.
“He is making this choice because the Committee has demonstrated time and time again it uses closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort, the facts and misinform the American public — a hearing would ensure transparency and truth in these proceedings.”
House Oversight and Judiciary Committees chairmen James Comer (R-KY) and Jim Jordan of Ohio stated that would release the transcript of the interview, but that non-attendance was not an option. Responding to Mr. Lowell, the lawmakers wrote, “Contrary to the assertions in your letter, there is no ‘choice’ for Mr. Biden to make; the subpoenas compel him to appear for a deposition on December 13…If Mr. Biden does not appear for his deposition on December 13, 2023, the Committees will initiate contempt of Congress proceedings,” they wrote.
Mr. Biden is now expected to make a public statement alongside his lawyer.
This is a developing story. Liberty Nation will keep you updated as to the next events.