Hunter Biden Faces Contempt Of Congress Charges From GOP

On December 13, the day before his summons to testify behind closed doors, the president’s son appeared on Capitol Hill to address the media; however, he did not appear to provide evidence. Although Hunter Biden expressed a willingness to speak publicly, Comer turned down the invitation, stating that the president’s son must testify privately first.

Following the president’s son Hunter Biden’s refusal to comply with a subpoena for closed-door testimony, Republicans in the House voted Monday to hold Biden contempt of Congress.

The resolution and report were published on Monday by Republican James Comer of Kentucky, who chairs the House Oversight and Accountability Committee. On Wednesday morning, the resolution will be considered by the panel.

The commercial activities of Hunter Biden and his ties to the Biden administration have been the subject of an investigation by House Republicans for quite some time. House Republicans formally began investigating possible presidential impeachment last month.

House committees headed by Republicans have moved to hold Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in contempt of Congress over his resistance to an in-camera deposition that is part of the investigation into his father’s possible impeachment.

The appearance of the president’s son in the chambers of the Oversight Committee threw the session into disarray, leading up to Wednesday’s voting.

The committee had already served Hunter Biden with a subpoena to conduct a private deposition for the impeachment investigation.

When asked whether he would be willing to testify, Biden said yes—but only in front of an audience. According to his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, Republicans in the House often release remarks that distort the evidence presented by witnesses in secret sessions.

After hearing Lowell’s concerns, some in the media wrote that in 2019, the fact-finding impeachment inquiry against then-President Trump was held by Democrats with no public viewing allowed.