Hunter Biden agrees to testify publicly in response to impeachment investigation

Hunter Biden

29th November 2023 – (Washington) Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, announced on Tuesday that he would testify before Congress in December regarding a Republican-led impeachment investigation into the president and his family.

In a letter from Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s attorney, addressed to James Comer, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, it was stated that Hunter Biden is willing to answer “any pertinent and relevant questions” posed by lawmakers. However, Lowell emphasized that the questioning must occur during a public committee hearing.

Lowell expressed the importance of a public proceeding to prevent selective leaks, manipulated transcripts, doctored exhibits, or biased press statements. The intention behind this request is to ensure transparency and fairness throughout the process, avoiding any potential misrepresentation of the proceedings.

The letter also criticized the ongoing investigation, deeming it an “empty” and prolonged endeavour that has wasted valuable resources. Lowell added that it is time for the investigation to come to an end.

In response to the proposed public hearing, Lowell confirmed Hunter Biden’s availability on the previously noticed date of December 13 or any other date in December that can be mutually arranged.

This development follows Chairman Comer’s subpoena of Hunter Biden and his call for closed-door depositions as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Additionally, James Biden, the president’s brother, was also subpoenaed on the same day.

While Republicans leading the impeachment inquiry have yet to present concrete evidence directly implicating President Biden in any wrongdoing, they maintain that the available evidence is concerning.

The Republican leaders of the oversight and judiciary committees, who are spearheading the impeachment inquiry, have claimed that Hunter Biden played an active role in connecting the Biden family to foreign financial interests. They contend that he possesses “personal knowledge” regarding the extent of the president’s involvement in his family members’ business dealings.