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.