Lawyer: Hunter Biden Only Willing to Testify in Public Before House Committee

Representative James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky and ranking member of the House Ove
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Hunter Biden is willing to testify before the House Oversight Committee on December 13, his lawyer said Tuesday — but only in a public hearing.

Hunter Biden would be a key witness in the House’s impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, pending the committee’s approval.

Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s lawyer said his client would only be willing to testify in a public setting but not behind closed doors as the committee asked:

  • We have seen you use closed-door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public.
  • We therefore propose opening the door. If, as you claim, your efforts are important and involve issues that Americans should know about, then let the light shine on these proceedings.
  • Mr. Biden will appear at such a public hearing on the date you noticed, December 13, or any date in December that we can arrange.

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) replied to Lowell via X Tuesday morning:

  • Hunter Biden is trying to play by his own rules instead of following the rules required of everyone else. That won’t stand with House Republicans.
  • Our lawfully issued subpoena to Hunter Biden requires him to appear for a deposition on December 13.
  • We expect full cooperation with our subpoena for a deposition but also agree that Hunter Biden should have opportunity to testify in a public setting at a future date.

House Republicans subpoenaed both Hunter and James Biden in their probe of the president. James Biden is reportedly in communication with the committee about the subpoena.

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