House May Seek Criminal Charges If Hunter Biden Does Not Testify

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said that his committee could refer President Joe Biden’s son Hunter for criminal charges if he does not testify before Congress next week. The statement came amid an ongoing back-and-forth over Hunter Biden’s role in the family’s business dealings, which Comer alleges put money into the president’s pocket.

Comer said that if Hunter Biden does not attend this week’s hearings that there could be criminal repercussions. Comer said that the committee was “at the point in the investigation where we need to hear the discrepancies. I fully expect Hunter Biden to show up.”

“If he does not show up, then it’s not going to end well for the Bidens, because we have three witnesses … that have already testified under oath to significantly different stories as to what exactly the Biden influence peddling schemes were,” he said during a Fox News interview.

“This is very serious because we’re at the point now of criminal referrals,” said Comer.

During the investigation, Comer and House Republicans supplied multiple examples of payments being sent to the Biden family from foreign sources. One of them included potential business deals from CEFC, a Chinese energy company, involving both Hunter Biden and the president’s brother James.

The investigation also turned up two checks written by James Biden and his wife Sara to Joe Biden with ‘loan repayment’ written in the memo line. The funds came to the president just one day after James Biden received a transfer from a foreign source in one case.

Hunter Biden also refused to testify before the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees amid the ongoing investigations. The committees requested a private session, but the president’s son said that he would only appear in public session.

After negotiations broke down, Hunter Biden appeared near the steps of the Capitol and held his own media event.

The president’s son is facing a number of federal felony charges related to alleged tax evasion and firearms charges.

Hunter Biden denies that his father was involved in his business ventures. However, investigators also introduced evidence that appears to show Joe Biden on the phone with Hunter’s business partners several times.