Hunter Biden testifies before House Oversight and Judiciary Committees

by ian

 

The impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden continues, and as of yesterday we now have some official testimony from his son.

On Wednesday, Hunter Biden spoke to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees on his father’s alleged involvement in overseas business dealings. In a prepared opening statement, Hunter reportedly denied his father was involved in any of his businesses, saying:

I am here today to provide the committees with the one uncontestable fact that should end the false premise of this inquiry: I did not involve my father in my business. Not while I was a practicing lawyer, not in my investments or transactions domestic or international, not as a board member, and not as an artist. Never.

Hunter’s testimony was long sought by House Republicans investigating the potential of President Biden profiting overseas from his family name. Hunter has toyed with the committees, appearing before them while they moved to hold him in contempt of Congress and giving a speech on Capitol Hill the same day they requested his presence to testify.

His agreement to speak with the committees was a big win, as they long held his words to be a critical part of their inquiry.
But their investigation has hit a few snags, which has some calling the entire inquiry into question. During his testimony, Hunter reportedly seized on this opportunity, saying their investigation was based on lies.

For more than a year, your committees have hunted me in your partisan political pursuit of my dad. You have trafficked in innuendo, distortion, and sensationalism — all the while ignoring the clear and convincing evidence staring you in the face. You do not have evidence to support the baseless and MAGA-motivated conspiracies about my father, because there isn’t any.

Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, doubled down on these thoughts following the deposition.

Other Democrats concurred. Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md.), ranking member on the Oversight Committee, said the impeachment effort should be abandoned.

Still, Republicans are set on moving forward with the impeachment. Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said their inquiry would continue and laid accusations of bribery at the feet of Hunter and Joe Biden.

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) said the interview revealed some new information and that the next step would be a public hearing.

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