Earlier this month, House Republicans were taken aback by Hunter Biden’s press conference outside the Capitol. And now they’re on the quest for any clues about the history.
James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairs of the Oversight and Judiciary committees, wrote to the White House on Wednesday, asking documents pertaining to Hunter Biden’s deposition with investigators from the House. On December 13, the son of the president was ordered to appear in secret. However, he chose not to and instead reiterated his willingness to testify publicly.
The two chairmen have asked for any and all correspondence between staff members of the President’s executive office and Hunter Biden in connection with his upcoming deposition.
“Given the official statement from the White House regarding President Biden’s knowledge of his son Hunter Biden’s intention to willfully disobey two congressional subpoenas, it is imperative that we investigate, as part of our impeachment investigation, whether the President was involved in a plot to hinder a congressional proceeding,” Comer and Jordan stated in their letter to White House counsel Edward Siskel.
Reports surfaced earlier this month from an individual familiar with Hunter Biden’s legal team, who informed HEADLINESFOREVER that the son of the president had met with attorneys Abbe Lowell and Kevin Morris to formulate his remarks.
Two sources informed HEADLINESFOREVER earlier this month that Hunter Biden had informed the president of his intentions to attend at the Capitol. According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, “the president was certainly familiar with what his son was going to say.” However, when asked about whether Hunter Biden should cooperate with the subpoena, Jean-Pierre referred reporters to Biden’s legal team.
What you’re asking me is really a private conversation, so I won’t get involved in it. Jean-Pierre further stated, “I’m simply not going to get into it,” in response to a question about whether Joe Biden tried to dissuade his son from his plan.
Investigators from the House Republican investigation claimed they were unaware that Hunter Biden would not be appearing at their deposition, even though Biden’s lawyer had rejected a private meeting and instead requested a public hearing. At the time, investigators also said they had no advance notice that he planned to address the crowd outside the Capitol.
In their extensive investigation of Hunter Biden’s father’s possible impeachment, Republicans in the House see him as a crucial witness. Even though Republicans are unlikely to have enough votes to suggest removing Joe Biden from office, Wednesday’s letter is the most recent indication that they are considering obstruction as an article of impeachment.
In late January, Republicans are aiming to make a decision on whether to pursue articles of impeachment. Even though they voted to officially launch their inquiry earlier this month, Republicans in the House are still encountering doubts from inside their own party.
Lawmakers on the Republican side have cast doubt on claims made by the president and the administration in the past and uncovered proof that Hunter Biden attempted to increase his personal influence by utilising his last name. So far, however, they have been unable to uncover any conclusive evidence connecting Joe Biden’s presidential or vice presidential activities to his family’s business dealings.
The two House investigators are seeking documents pertaining to remarks made by President Joe Biden on December 6th concerning the commercial dealings of his family members, as well as those pertaining to Hunter Biden’s deposition.
Joe Biden was once questioned by a reporter about his ties to “so many of your son and brother’s foreign business associates.” Regarding the president’s son’s financial dealings, the reporter also referenced an October Associated Press-NORC poll that indicated that over 70% of Americans thought he acted unethically or criminally.
It’s not something I’m going to address. As for me, I didn’t, and it’s all falsehoods,” the president responded.
According to testimony given to House investigators by Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden was seen having dinner or spoken on the phone with acquaintances of Hunter Biden. Unfortunately, those gatherings did not appear to cover any business matters.